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Canisius Golden Griffins Hockey Tickets
Conference: Atlantic Hockey
Head Coach: Trevor Large
Home Ice: HarborCenter
Canisius Golden Griffins Hockey TicketsThe Canisius College Golden Griffins got started back in 1971 as a club team. Though they played intercollegiate games, they weren't a varsity team playing in the NCAA. That transition would happen in 1980, under the guidance of head coach Brian Cavanaugh. At that point, Canisius was playing in Division III. The Golden Griffins made the jump to Division I during the 1998-99 season. Coach Cavanaugh, one of the most important figures in Golden Griffins' hockey, was still at the helm. In more recent years, coach Trevor Large has helmed the team. In 2017-18, Coach Large led the team to a 19-win season. Playing in the Atlantic Conference, Canisius faces stiff competition from nearby schools like Robert Morris, Army and Sacred Heart. The Golden Griffins' roster features young forwards like Keaton Mastrodonato and goaltenders like Jacob Barczewski who started over 20 games his freshman season. Get your Canisius Golden Griffins hockey tickets at StubHub.
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Where do the Golden Griffins play their home games?The Canisius College Golden Griffins play their home games at the HarborCenter in downtown Buffalo, New York. The HarborCenter complex includes two NHL-sized hockey rinks and Canisius is the primary user of one of them. Their rink can accommodate up to 1,800 spectators. This building opened for the first time in October of 2014. Canisius played to a 3-3 tie with Ohio State in their home opener. It's a fully up-to-date facility, with a players lounge, a workout area and an IMPACT Sports Performance Center.
What conference do the Golden Griffins play in?The Canisius Golden Griffins hockey team plays in the Atlantic Hockey conference. Atlantic Hockey got its start in 2003. This conference includes schools like Army, Air Force and Holy Cross. Atlantic Hockey schools are known for their emphasis on academics in addition to athletics. They've produced several All-Americans. Of course, this conference also prides itself on producing professional hockey players. Atlantic Hockey alumni include Chris Tanev of the Vancouver Canucks.
Who is the head coach of the Canisius Golden Griffins?The Golden Griffins are helmed by Trevor Large. Formerly an assistant with the Golden Griffins program, Large was promoted to head coach in 2017. During his time at Canisius, Large has coached two candidates for the Hobey Baker Award. He's also helped develop one Mike Richter Award candidate. Large was born in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. He played his college hockey at Ferris State, where he was named the Most Improved Player in 2001. He was on the first Ferris State team to ever make it to the NCAA tournament. With his record of achievement, Large has been very successful in motivating the Golden Griffins. He helped lead them to a regular season conference title in 2016-17. He's also taken them to the Atlantic Hockey conference tournament several times.
What is the Golden Griffins' playoff history like?The Canisius Golden Griffins hockey team has made it to the NCAA tournament once, during the 2012-13 season. That year, the Golden Griffins also won their conference tournament. The Golden Griffins haven't had much luck in the playoffs since but they did win their regular season for Atlantic Hockey in 2016-17.
Who are some notable Canisius Golden Griffins?One notable Golden Griffin who's gone on to play professional hockey is Cory Conacher. Conacher is the Griffin's seventh all-time leading scorer. Number one is Mike Torrillo, who played for the Golden Griffins from 1984-88. Charles Williams has the best career goals against average of any Golden Griffin in the school's history, at 1.82. More recent Griffins of note include high-scoring forwards Matt Hoover and Nick Hutchison, who led the team in scoring during the 2019-20 season. Get the Canisius Golden Griffins Hockey schedule at StubHub to see some of these stars in action.
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