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College hockey: Canisius-Ohio State, Niagara-AIC at a glance

Ohio State at Canisius

7:35 p.m. tonight and Saturday HarborCenter

Last time out: The Golden Griffins earned their first weekend sweep, defeating Atlantic Hockey foe American International in Massachusetts. The Griffs improved to 4-2-0 overall and 2-1-0 in conference play.

About Ohio State: The Buckeyes are 3-1 coming off a bye week. They opened with a split against Providence, then dropped both games of a home-and-home series with Miami (Ohio).

Trending: Ralph Cuddemi has four goals, three on the power play. He’s averaging 4.83 shots per game, up from 2.15 last year.

Stat check: The Griffs have scored 61 percent of their goals (11 of 18) in the third period.

American Intl. at Niagara

Friday (7 p.m.) and Saturday (4 p.m.) Dwyer Arena

Last time out: The Purple Eagles made their first trip to South Bend and were swept by Notre Dame, 6-3 and 7-0. Niagara is 0-6-0 overall and 0-2-0 in Atlantic Hockey play.

About AIC: The YellowJackets are still looking for their first win of the season after being swept at home by Canisius last weekend. AIC is 0-4-1 overall, 0-3-1 in conference play.

Trending: This is the longest losing streak to start a season for Niagara and the worst overall start since going 0-8-2 to kick off 2009-10.

Stat check: The Purple Eagles have the worst scoring defense in the country, giving up 5.83 goals per game.