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11-17-2012, 07:19 AM
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BUFFALO, NY - The Niagara men’s hockey team were able to take advantage of several key scoring opportunities to come out with the 2-1 win against cross-town rival the Canisius Golden Griffins on Friday evening at Buffalo State Sports Arena.

Despite being outshot 32-23 by the Griffs (2-6-3; 1-2-1 AHA), the Purple Eagle (7-2-3; 6-0-0 AHA) defense and the stellar play of NU keeper Carsen Chubak helped Niagara become owners of the conference’s longest unbeaten streak of eight games, which is also second longest in the nation right now. During this stretch, Niagara has posted four shutouts and outscored its opponents 28-9. Chubak recorded 31 saves on the night to improve his record to 7-1-3.

The Purple Eagles return to Monteagle Ridge tonight to begin their four-game homestand with a bout against the Robert Morris Colonials in Niagara's sixth-straight AHA contest. The puck is scheduled to drop at 7:05 pm.

LaxSabre: If you get Lockport Cable TV-Channel 20 - a public access channel outta Lockport, NY - this game will be shown there via tape delay on Sunday, November 18 at the following times - 1:00 am ET/9:00 am ET/9:00 pm ET - time length will be around 2 hrs - they edit out the intermissions.

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BUFFALO, NY. - In a matchup of the top two ranked defenses in Atlantic Hockey, it was Niagara who prevailed over the Canisius College hockey team on Friday night, 2-1, in front of 1,572 fans at the Buffalo State Sports Arena.

Sophomore Doug Beck scored the Griffs' lone goal of the contest, netting his second tally of the season. Junior Tony Capobianco anchored the Canisius defense with 21 saves, including a late stop on a penalty shot to keep the Griffs in the contest.

Canisius returns to the ice next weekend hosting AHA foe - American International College - in a pair of contests at the Buffalo State Sports Arena. Game times are slated for 4:05 pm ET on both Saturday, November 24/Sunday, November 25.

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Update - ANN ARBOR, Mich. - The historic season of the Niagara men’s soccer team came to an unfortunate close on Thursday evening, as the Purple Eagles suffered a 3-1 loss to the University of Michigan in the NCAA tournament at U-M Soccer Stadium in Ann Arbor, Mich.

Three scores from Michigan's Fabio Pereira in the second half, including two penalty kick markers, led to the conclusion of a season that saw the Purple Eagles earn their first berth into the NCAA tournament in program history. With the loss, Niagara concludes its season with a 13-2-4 mark.

The Purple Eagles broke the scoreless game as the duo of senior Bryan Da Cruz and sophomore Micah Paulino, who combined for the game-winning tally in the MAAC finals, teamed up again to give NU the 1-0 lead. Paulino fed a through ball to Da Cruz who ripped a shot past Michigan keeper Adam Grinwis, marking sixth tally of the season, and Paulino’s fourth assist.

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