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Hockey: Canisius back in first place; Niagara gets tie

Canisius regained first place in the Atlantic Hockey Association with a 5-2 victory over Holy Cross at HarborCenter.
Sophomore forward Matt Hoover scored twice and Matt Long had a goal and an assist to lead the Golden Griffins (14-12-2, 14-8-0 AHA). Holy Cross (12-11-7, is 11-7-6 in the AHA with 28 points, even with Canisius.
In all nine Canisius players made the score sheet. Logan Gestro and Grant Meyer (power play) also had goals. Cameron Heath (2), Jimmy Mazza, Dylan McLaughlin, Jeff Murray and Alex Jaeckle had assists.

Both Holy Cross goals were on the power play.

Canisius goalie Daniel Urbani had 31 saves. Holy Cross goaltender Paul Berrafato had 29 stops. Berrafato is a senior from Williamsville.

Niagara 1, Army 1: The Purple Eagles pulled the goalie and put an extra attacker on the ice and it paid off. Eric Cooley scored with 21 seconds left in regulation to tie the game and Niagara ended up in a overtime tie with the Black Knights, salvaging a point out of the two game Atlantic Hockey series at Tate Rink at West Point. Nic Mucci and Derian Plouffe assisted on the Niagara goal.
In the overtime, Niagara (11-16-3, 10-11-3 AHA) had to kill a tripping penalty against goalie Guillaume Therien to gain the tie. Therien was called for the infraction with 2:45 left in the extra period. Brian Wilson had 16 saves in goal for Niagara before he was pulled with 2:12 to go. Therien had two in the overtime. Cole Bruns had 41 stops for Army (11-11-6, 8-8-6 AHA).

Niagara was 0 for 4 on the power play while Army was 1 for 8.

Dominic Franco scored the Army goal with the extra attacker with 53 seconds left in the opening period.

 

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