Another road game, another win for Canisius. The Golden Griffins got a pair of goals from Cody Freeman and solid goaltending from Tony Capobianco for a 4-1 win over American International in Springfield, Mass.
It was the fourth straight road win for the Griffs, their longest road winning streak since the 2000-01 season.
Freeman scored the two goals 97 seconds apart to put the Griffs up, 2-0, in the second. It was the first goal for the junior in seven games.
Kyle Gibbons picked up assists on both those goals and passed Chris Duggan for fifth in program history with 116 career points.
The Griffs extended their lead to 4-0 on goals from Mitch McCrank and Braeden Rigney.
Capobianco lost the bid for the shutout with 59 seconds left in the game. The senior made 23 saves in the win.
Canisius improved to 9-7-2 in Atlantic Hockey. The teams meet again at 3 p.m. today.
Meanwhile in Milford, Conn., Sacred Heart’s Mitch Nylen scored with one second left in regulation for a 4-3 win over Niagara.
The Pioneers jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first six minutes, chasing starter Adrian Ignagni from the net. Niagara tied the game, 2-2, on goals from Tyler Akeson and Vince Muto. The Purple Eagles (7-8-3 Atlantic) later tied the game on Ryan Rashid’s goal but couldn’t hold on. The teams play again at 7 tonight.