Rochester native Shayne Stockton scored twice as the Holy Cross men’s hockey team defeated Canisius, 5-1, at the Buffalo State Sports Arena on Sunday afternoon. The Crusaders (14-10-2, 10-7-2) broke a tie with Canisius (10-13-5, 9-8-2) and took sole possession of fourth place in the Atlantic Hockey Association.
Stockton scored in the first period. Kyle Gibbon’s 14th goal, on the power play, tied it for Canisius at 5:07 of the second, but Holy Cross tallied twice each in the second and third against Tony Capobianco, who had 28 saves. Holy Cross’ Matt Ginn made 28 stops.
Canisius next faces Niagara on Thursday night at Buffalo State.
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Canisius (9-13, 5-5 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) came back from a 13-point first-half deficit but faltered in the stretch and lost to Manhattan (6-25, 3-7), 54-51, in Riverdale. Jamie Ruttle led the Griffs with 13 points and nine rebounds. Ruttle’s free throws gave Canisius a 51-50 lead with 1:47 left before four foul shots accounted for Manhattan’s winning margin.
In Cincinnati, St. Bonaventure (9-13, 2-5 Atlantic 10) trailed all the way and lost to Xavier, 58-50, at the Cintas Center. The Musketeers (7-14, 1-7 A-10) jumped to a 21-9 lead as they ended an eight-game losing streak. Nyla Rueter led Bona with 13 points. Katie Healy (Lancaster) scored 12 points and grabbed five boards while also handing out four assists, blocking three shots and making four steals.