January Rewind A closer look at the Griffs' stellar play during the month of January

Canisius enjoyed one of its best months in program history, compiling a 7-1-2 overall mark in January

The Griffs went 7-0-1 against Atlantic Hockey competition, recording wins against Air Force, American International, Niagara, and RIT and a tie against Air Force to move from a three-way tie for fifth in the league standings into sole possession of first place by the end of the month.

Sophomore Dylan McLaughlin closed the month with points in each of the Griffs' last eight games. He finished January with 15 points (6g, 9a), tied for the most amongst all Division I players. McLaughlin was named NCAA.com First Star of the Week and Atlantic Hockey Player of the Week on Jan. 31

The Canisius offense came alive in january, averaging 3.8 goals per game. The Griffs scored three or more goals in eight of their 10 contests, including all six games of their winning streak to close out the month

Nineteen of 21 skaters to dress for Canisius found their way onto the scoresheet during the month of January, with 18 finishing the month with two or more points.

Canisius went undefeated on the road in January, posting a 5-0-1 mark away from Buffalo. The Griffs closed out the month with four straight road wins, recording victories at AHC foes RIT, American International and Niagara

Senior Charles Williams fashioned a 7-1-1 mark in nine starts between the pipes for the Griffs in January, recording a 1.44 goals against average and a .958 save percentage in those games. He was named Atlantic Hockey Goalie of the Month for his efforts.

Canisius finished January the owners of the nation's longest active unbeaten streak, going undefeated in its final eight games. The Griffs closed the month on a six-game-winning streak, out-scoring its opponent by a 25-7 margin in those contests.

Canisius returns to action Feb. 3-4 with an Atlantic Hockey series against Army West Point at HARBORCENTER


Tom Wolff

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