by Amy Moritz
After a forgettable performance on Friday night, the Niagara hockey team got back on track Saturday with a 5-0 win over American International. Isaac Kohls scored twice, giving him four goals in the last three games after he and head coach Dave Burkholder talked about being more aggressive in the offensive zone.
With the split, Niagara has 13 points in Atlantic Hockey and sits in sixth place.
Also of note for the Purple Eagles, senior Ryan Murphy is no longer part of the team. Murphy had been suspended by Niagara after he was charged with driving while intoxicated and other motor vehicle violations after an accident on Sept. 29 in Lewiston. Murphy's 18-game suspension meant that he would be eligible to return next weekend, but he has been removed from all Niagara hockey rosters.
Meanwhile Canisius takes to the ice this afternoon in the second game of its weekend series with Sacred Heart at the Buffalo State Ice Arena.
The Golden Griffins pulled off a win Saturday despite trailing, 4-2, in the third period. The Griffs scored three goals in the final 11 minutes with the game-winner from senior defender Ben Danford coming with just 32 seconds left in regulation.