Niagara goaltender Greg Gardner was named College Hockey America Defensive Player of the Week. The 6-foot, 190-pound senior from Mississauga, Ont., had 37 saves in a 2-1 win at Brown Friday and 27 in a 2-2 tie against the Bears Saturday. Gardner is second in the nation with a 1.61 goal-against average.
Army, which played this season in College Hockey America, will join the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Hockey League for the 2000-2001 season. The Cadets leave a league which includes Niagara University for a league in which Canisius College competes.
In other college news:
St. Bonaventure senior Joe Murphy of Liverpool was named Atlantic 10 Conference Performer of the Week in men's swimming after he won the 100-yard freestyle and anchored two victorious relays in a dual meet triumph over West Virginia.
The Canisius men placed third and the women were fourth in a four-team meet with Albany, Vermont and Colgate in Hamilton. Ben Tubbs (Sweet Home) of the Griffs finished second in the 35-pound weight throw (12.96 meters) and third in the shot put with a personal best 13.91 meters. Brian Mata (St. Francis) was second in the 400 meters (52.04) and Jeff Kachermeyer (Cassadaga Valley) was second in the 55-meter dash in 6.74.
On the women's side Kelly Thompson (Frontier) set a Canisius record of 7.57 in the 55-meter dash as she finished fourth.
Tricia Breznitsky, with 10 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists Sunday in an 82-45 victory over Marist, recorded the first triple-double in the history of the Canisius College women's program.