by Amy Moritz
A night of individual milestone goals highlighted a complete team effort for the Canisius hockey team as the Golden Griffins trounced Army, 8-2, in an Atlantic Hockey matchup Friday night.
Senior Kyle Gibbons scored twice to give him 50 career goals. He became the third player in the Division I era with 50 career goals, joining Cory Conacher (2007-11) and Jason Weeks (2006-10).
Speaking of Cory Conancher, his younger brother, Shane, scored his first collegiate goal. He gathered a loose puck at the blueline and scored from the slot at 6:49 of the third period. It was just the third complete game for Shane after his jaw was broken in the season opener at Niagara.
A few other offensive notes from the contest:
- Tyler Wiseman became the first Canisius player in the program’s history to score a 3-on-5 short-handed goal. The junior stole the puck in the neutral zone and then knocked in his own rebound at the 3:11 mark of the third period.
- Canisius scored five goals in the final period. That's the most goals by the Griffs in a single period in since Jan. 18, 2003 when they netted five in the second in a 5-2 against UConn.
- The eight goals by the Griffs are the most since also scoring eight in a win over American International on Jan. 24, 2011
- Junior Braeden Rigney scored what proved to the game-winner in the third period to break a 2-2 tie. He now has six points (three goals, three assists) in the last seven games after recording 11 points in his first 57 career contests.