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Niagara hockey teams sweep conference foes

It was a pair of road sweeps for the Niagara hockey teams this weekend as both picked up valuable points in conference matchups on Saturday.

For the men's team, Bryan Haczyk scored twice in the first period and the Purple Eagles went on to a 3-1 win over American International in Springfiled, Mass.

The win improved Niagara's record to 10-5-0 in Atlantic Hockey and 13-7-2 -- surpassing the team's win total from last season.

Paul Zanette made it 3-0 with 3:35 left to play but AIC notched a goal in the final minute to avoid the shutout.

The win keeps Niagara in second place in Atlantic Hockey.

Meanwhile the women's team earned a sweep of Wayne State with a 2-1 win in a College Hockey America meeting.

It was the first sweep in Detroit for Niagara since 2005 and keeps the Purple Eagles in second place in the CHA standings.

Daniela Dal Colle opened the scoring for Niagara before the Warriors tied the game. Caitlin Jenkins gave Niagara the lead with 4:33 left in the first and the Purple Eagles held on for the win.

Jenni Bauer made 25 saves for the Purple Eagles (6-12-4, 3-2-1 CHA) as Niagara killed off 11 Wayne State power plays over two games.

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>Erie gets balanced win

Four players scored in double figures to help Erie Community College grab a 102-81 win over Jamestown Community College-Cattaraugus Campus in Olean.

Sophomore forward God's Gift Achiuwa netted 25 points with 10 rebounds for his sixth straight double-double and 10th of the season.

Tyshawn Edwards (Grover Cleveland) had 19 points and four blocked shots while Dequan Jones had 17 points and David Hills 10 points.

It was the ninth-straight win for the Kats who at 12-1 are ranked fourth in the NJCAA Division II poll.