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Canisius’ mascot, Petey the Golden Griffin (a Half Eagle/Half Lion lovable ball o fur), has reached the final four of’s annual Catholic Mascot Contest (Catholic Mascotology).

So far Petey has bested the Iona College Gael, the Providence Friar and the College of the Holy Cross Crusader. Petey is now in the Final Four where the results of yesterday’s matchup against Iggy, the Scranton Royal Wolf, were not yet final as of this printing. Petey had an 11 percent lead late in the day and if he advances he will face off against The St Edward’s (Austin, TX) Hilltopper or the Mount St Mary’s (Emmitsburg, MD)Mountaineer. You can check out the contest and vote in the championship round for Petey (should he advance) by clicking here.

Submitted by: Mike Hayes, director, Campus Ministry