* Niagara sophomore goaltender Juliano Pagliero recorded his first collegiate shutout Friday night. He made a career-high 41 saves in the Purple Eagle's 4-0 win over Wayne State. The Purple Eagles (10-6-3, 6-1-3 College Hockey America) were one of the top 10 surprises of the college hockey season on NHL.com last week.
* St. Bonaventure won its dual swim meet with Canisius last weekend. The Bonnies won 24 of the 26 events and set 12 pool records -- eight on the women's side and four on the men's. Bona junior Taryn Ahern was part of three pool records -- 1,650 freestyle, 100 backstroke and the 200 free relay.
* Marquette freshman Lazar Hayward (Traditional) had 10 points and eight rebounds as the No. 17 Golden Eagles lost to No. 11 Wisconsin, 70-66, on Saturday. Hayward has played in all 11 games for Marquette (9-2), averaging 6.2 points and 3.6 rebounds in 14.5 minutes a game.
* St. John Fisher football ended its dream season with a 26-14 loss to Mount Union in the semifinals of the NCAA Division III playoffs. Sophomore Matt Driscoll (Lake Shore) made a career-high nine tackles, including a sack, for the Cardinals (12-2).
>Games to watch
* Yes, it's always blood sport when Canisius and St. Bonaventure clash in anything. But Saturday's 1 p.m. game between the schools' women's basketball teams at the Koessler Center has a special meaning -- as in they both need a win. The Griffs (6-3) are coming off two home conference losses while the Bonnies (4-5) are coming off a difficult loss to No. 22 Bowling Green.
Bona women's basketball will have one of the most emotional games in program history Monday when it plays a non-conference game at Fairleigh Dickinson. Earlier this fall, former Bona player and coach Joy Kwasniak-Swanson, 33, died from a rare form of cancer. Kwasniak-Swanson was an assistant at Fairleigh Dickinson to head coach Sandy Gordon, another former Bona assistant coach.
* This weekend marks the 16th "Battle of Buffalo" in the annual Buffalo State Men's Basketball Holiday Inn Invitational. It is the sixth straight year the event will feature all four local Division III schools with 21 former Section VI players in action. On Friday, the host Bengals (3-3) play Medaille (2-5) at 8 p.m. while Hilbert (3-4) and D'Youville (1-6) meet in the opener at 6 p.m. The consolation game is at 6 p.m. Saturday, with the championship to follow at 8.
* Niagara announced time changes for two games. The men's hockey clash with Canisius will be Dec. 30 at 2 p.m. while the men's basketball game at Fairfield on Jan. 28 will start at 1:30 p.m.
-- Amy Moritz