Canisius erupted with five straight goals and rallied from a 3-0 deficit to defeat Potsdam, 5-3, Sunday in an Eastern College Athletic Conference hockey game at Dann Memorial Rink.
Jason Neidt's second-period goal snapped a 3-3 tie to give the Griffs the lead for good. Peter Speranza (West Seneca East) had four assists and Jeff Madigan
had two goals and one assist to lead Canisius (3-7).
Goalie Keith Pleines shut out Postdam over the final 2 1/2 periods after relieving starter Gary Campbell.
Elsewhere, Erie Community College suffered its first blemish of the season, tying North Country CC, 4-4, at Leisure Rinks. Ed Carney, Lance Ess, Randy Pfeifer and Eric Damiani each scored for the Kats (7-0-1).
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: St. Clair (Mich.) pounded ECC, 78-32, in the final day of the Mott Community College round robin tournament. ECC (0-7) was led by Melissa Mahoney's 14 points and 16 rebounds. . . . Canisius sophomore Anne Brocker was named Player of the Week in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference after leading Canisius to the Lady Griff Invitational title over the weekend. The 5-foot-10 forward scored 14 points in the opener against Hofstra and added 22 points and MVP honors in the Lady Griffs championship win over Marist. Brocker was also named to the all-tournament team of the Eastern Kentucky Tournament after scoring 28 points and grabbing 19 rebounds in two games.
SWIMMING: Becky Okoniewski set three of St. Bonaventure's 10 school records in the Pitt Invitational. Okoniewski's records came in the 50- and 200-meter freestyles and the 100-meter butterfly. Harvard won the team scoring with 810 points. The Bonnies had 240. In men's events, the Bonnies' John Thurling and Kevin Paulsen took third-place finishes and contributed to the team's three top five finishes in relay events. North Carolina State captured the team title with 503 points. St. Bonaventure had 268.
WRESTLING: University at Buffalo's Bill Stanbro finished second and Nick Rastelli and Joe Muscarella had third-place finishes to lead UB to fourth place in the 10-team RIT Invitational in Rochester. Kent University won the meet with 167 points. UB scored 71 1/2 .