Goalie Tony Capobianco is the most recent Canisius College hockey player to sign an American Hockey League contract. Capobianco joined the Adirondack Phantoms of the American Hockey League on Monday.
Capobianco finished his four seasons at Canisius with school records for saves (3,061), save percentage (.920), goals against average (2.71) and shutouts (eight).
Previously, defenseman Ben Danford of the Griffs joined the AHL Manchester Monarchs.
TRACK: Buffalo State junior Rich Pete was named State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) Men’s Field Athlete of the Week after he swept the long jump (23 feet, 7.46 inches) and triple jump (47-8.05) at the Johns Hopkins/Loyola Invitational last Saturday. His long jump matched the longest in NCAA Division III this season and the triple jump is fourth best.
Sasa Vann of the Bengals was selected as SUNYAC Women’s Track Athlete of the week after she set a school record of 57.62 in the 400-meter dash at the Johns Hopkins/Loyola meet where she finished third. She also ran a leg of a winning 4x400 relay.
LACROSSE: Last week Canisius senior midfielder Maria Kotas (Lancaster) was Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week. This week she earned Player of the Week honors for defense after she caused seven turnovers, collected eight draw controls and picked up six ground balls in wins by the Griffs over Siena and Manhattan.
Kotas currently ranks in the top-16 nationally in four different statistical categories, including fifth in caused turnovers, sixth in ground balls, 15th in goals and 16th in points.
Senior David Evert (Niagara-Wheatfield) scored three goals and three assists to lead Elmira College to a 9-8 overtime victory over Hartwick.
SOFTBALL: Stephanie Novo (Depew) and Maddie Coneys of Buffalo State were named SUNYAC Player and Pitcher of the Week, respectively, after the Bengals went 4-0. Novo batted .600 with a .933 slugging percentage for the four games with seven RBIs. Coneys was credited with three wins.