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Sixty minutes not enough for Canisius

The extra work is starting to become routine for the Canisius hockey team.

For the 10th time this season the Golden Griffins went to overtime, this time earning a 2-2 tie against Quinnipiac in a non-conference game at Buffalo State Ice Arena on Monday.

The Bobcats took a 1-0 lead early in the second period but Scott Moser (Kenmore West) evened the game 1:52 later.

The Griffs then went up, 2-1, 5:12 into the third on a goal by Preston Shupe. The Bobcats tied the game with 3:54 left in regulation on a blue-line rocket from Zach Currie.

Canisius had a power play in overtime, but failed to generate any solid scoring chances. The Griffs' penalty kill was key, however, as Quinnipiac went 0 for 9 on the power play with Griffs' goalie Tony Capobianco recording 42 saves.

Canisius is now 2-3-5 in overtime games this season, moving to 6-11-5 overall.


Medaille sweeps

It was a pair of wins for Medaille basketball as both men's and women's teams defeated D'Youville in Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference action.

The Lady Mavericks, ranked No. 16 in the latest national poll, got 16 points from Joelle Pollak (Kenmore East) in a 63-48 win over D'Youville. Medaille (14-1, 9-0) shot just 28.8 percent from the field but hit 27-of-38 free-throw attempts. Holly Beats (Iroquois) had 12 points for the Spartans (4-12, 3-6).

In the men's game, Phil Maiarana (St. Joe's) had 13 points to pace Medaille (10-5, 6-2) in an 80-37 win. Shane Canahai (Starpoint) had 12 points for D'Youville (4-11, 4-4).

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