* Niagara's Ashley Riggs showed her international abilities last week, earning All-Star honors for the Team Canada Under-22 team as it won its fifth straight European Air Canada Cup in Germany. Riggs had three goals and four assists in four tournament games and was Player of the Game in the 6-1 title game victory over Germany.
* Buffalo State's men's hockey team has gotten on the winning track, rolling off three straight wins. Johnny Duco had a goal and four assists in the Bengals' 7-2 win over Morrisville State last weekend while Kyle Gunn-Taylor (Orchard Park) was named the SUNYAC Goalie of the Week for earning the win. The Bengals (6-8-1, 2-4-1 SUNYAC) host Johnson & Wales for a non-conference series at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
* Kudos to Mike MacDonald and the Medaille men's basketball team, which finished its non-conference schedule at 4-3 -- the first time in school history the team has had a winning non-conference record. Additionally, those four wins are as many outside the conference as in the previous two seasons combined.
>Games to watch
* Still a bit shocked that the St. Bonaventure men's basketball team upset Saint Louis last week? Tonight, see if the turnaround continues at the Reilly Center as the Bonnies (4-10, 1-0 Atlantic 10) host Richmond (4-10, 0-1) at 7 p.m. Zarryon Fereti, coming off a career-high 26-point effort in Bona's win, was the A-10's co-player of the week. UB (8-6, 0-1 Mid-American) hosts Kent State (7-7, 0-1) at 7.
* The Canisius women's basketball team evened its MAAC record at 2-2 and will host defending conference champion Marist at noon Friday in the Koessler Center. The Golden Griffins will then host Rider at 2 p.m. Sunday. Niagara, at 1-3 in the MAAC, hosts Rider at 7 p.m. Friday and Marist at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Gallagher Center.
* Niagara women's hockey returns to Dwyer to host Robert Morris in the Purple Eagles' College Hockey America home opener. Games are at 7 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday. The games mark the return of former Niagara men's hockey player and assistant coach Nate Handrahan, now the head coach for Robert Morris (7-12-2, 0-2-0 CHA). Niagara is 5-12-5 overall and 1-1 in the CHA.
-- Amy Moritz