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Lots of shots, no goals for Niagara

by Amy Moritz

Niagara was on a roll. The Purple Eagles had gone 5-1-1 in their last seven games.

And then they went to Pittsburgh.

And apparently it wasn't pretty.

The good news for the Purps: They threw a season-high 44 shots on Robert Morris goalie Terry Shafer. Get the puck on net and good things will happen, right?

That brings ups to the bad news: The Purps were shutout, 5-0.

While Niagara gave due props to Shafer, in his postgame comments coach Dave Burkholder didn't seem too pleased with some of his players.

"I did like our level of competitiveness at times, but in the end there were some guys that let us down and didn't punch the clock. They just didn't play Niagara hockey," Burkholder said.

The Purps better punch clock next weekend as they have a home-and-home with Atlantic Hockey leader Mercyhurst. The teams play in Erie on Friday with the series moving to Dwyer Arena on Saturday.

Check out the video highlights from Robert Morris, not so much for the goals necessarily but for the special camouflage jerseys the team wore for the program's Military Appreciation Night.

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Western New York native Bob DiCesare covers UB football, Big 4 basketball and writes an occasional column. He still holds a grudge against Chris Ford who, he's convinced, cost St. Bonaventure the 1970 NCAA basketball championship.

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Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz, a native of Lockport, has covered colleges for The Buffalo News since 1999. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism/mass communication from St. Bonaventure University and a master’s degree in humanities from the University at Buffalo. An endurance athlete, she has completed several triathlons, half marathons and marathons.

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