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Hockey Team Back in Action Tonight

Your Golden Griffin ice hockey team is back in action this evening (Thursday, January 23) as they host first-place Mercyhurst at 7 pm in the Buffalo State Sports Arena. There will be free Tim Hortons hot chocolate, coffee and Timbits at the door.

Mercyhurst currently sits atop the league standings with an 11-1-3 mark, while your Griffs are sitting in fifth. The Lakers lone league loss came to Canisius in Buffalo, this past November.

To get tickets in advance, call 888-2885, or you can purchase at the game. For additional information, visit

Submitted by: John Maddock, associate athletic director – external affairs, Athletics

Men’s Basketball Beats Rival Niagara 87-74 Last Night in KAC

Canisius senior guard Billy Baron led three players in double figures with his game-high 31 points and the Golden Griffins ended the night shooting 50 percent from the field en route to an 87-74 victory over long-time rival Niagara in a sold out Koessler Athletic Center. The win improves Canisius to 13-7 overall and 7-2 in MAAC play, while the Purple Eagles slipped to 5-15 overall and 2-7 in conference action.
Submitted by: The Office of Public Relations

Deborah Abrahamson Reshapes Her Life at Biggest Loser Resort

Admissions Associate Deborah Abrahamson is a fan of “The Biggest Loser” reality TV show.  So when an opportunity arose for her to make a real, long-lasting lifestyle change, she jumped at the chance.

The college’s GrifFit Wellness Committee selected Debbie to spend an all-expense paid week at The Biggest Loser Resort in Java, NY – a nearly $3,000 value.  Debbie was selected based on an inspirational essay she wrote about why she wanted to attend the world-class health, wellness and weight-loss facility.

Throughout her one-week stay, Debbie followed a strict exercise regimen that included daily strength training, cardiovascular workouts, water aerobics, hiking and yoga.  She ate only low-calorie, high protein meals and attended daily lifestyle seminars, that focused on food-label reading, health management and meal planning.

By week’s end, Debbie lost two pounds of weight and two and a half pounds of body fat (which is the equivalent to 10 sticks of butter!).

“It’s the best thing I’ve ever done for myself,” says Debbie, who has a family history of diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol.  “The time you spend there is less about losing weight and more about gaining confidence and changing your lifestyle so you can be the person you want to be versus the person you see in the mirror.”

Submitted by: The Office of Public Relations