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Athletics Selling “Choose Love” T-Shirts

On Monday, September 26, the Canisius Athletic Department announced it will be selling “Choose Love” t-shirts with the Canisius Golden Griffin logo to help raise funds for the Lt. Aaron Salter Memorial Scholarship Fund.

All net proceeds from the sale of these t-shirts will go directly to the Lt. Aaron Salter Memorial Scholarship Fund, which will be awarded to a graduating high school senior from a Buffalo Public or charter school “whose work ethic and civic passion echo Salter’s and is mechanically inclined and interested in improving upon existing technology in such a way that will make life easier for future generations.”

Shirts can be purchased online through, or by CLICKING HERE. The cost is $18.

Aaron Salter Jr. was the security guard working at the Tops Markets on Jefferson Avenue in Buffalo on May 14, when a gunman entered the store and killed 10 people. Salter fired multiple times at the shooter before being shot and killed himself.

In May, Canisius College honored his life and memory during undergraduate commencement ceremonies, when it posthumously conferred a bachelor of arts degree upon Salter. Salter’s son, Aaron Salter III, accepted the Canisius diploma from the College. His father needed only three credit hours – or one class – to complete his degree.

Submitted by: Matt Reitnour, associate athletic director, Communications, Athletics

Athletic Department Spring Merchandise Sale

Make sure you freshen up your summer wardrobe with some new Griffs Gear!

From May 3 – 5, the Canisius Athletic Department will hold its annual Spring Merchandise Sale in the front lobby of the Koessler Athletic Center. The sale will run from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., each day.

All members of the Canisius community are invited, and the event is open to the public.  If you know some Griffs fans looking for officially licensed merchandise, please share this information with them as well.

Go Griffs!

Submitted by: Matt Reitnour, associate athletic director for communications, Athletics

Playoff Hockey Returns to Buffalo

The Canisius hockey team opens its best-of-three Atlantic Hockey quarterfinal series this Friday, March 11 at 7:05 p.m. when the Golden Griffins host Mercyhurst at LECOM Harborcenter.

Game two of the playoff series is set for Saturday, March 12 with an 8:05 p.m. face-off Game three will be played Sunday at 7:05 p.m., if necessary. 

Tickets can be purchased by calling the Canisius Ticket office at 888-TIXX, at the gate on game night or online by clicking here.

Submitted by: Matt Reitnour, associate athletic director for communications, Athletics 



Griffs Weekend Schedule Includes Hockey and Basketball

The Canisius hockey team returns to home ice this weekend (January 21 and January 22) when the Golden Griffins play host to Bentley for a pair of key Atlantic Hockey games at LECOM Harborcenter.

Canisius has earned a point in three of its last four games and the Griffs stand one-point ahead of Bentley in the league’s standings.

The Canisius men’s basketball program also returns home for a pair of MAAC games this weekend, starting tonight (January 21) when the Golden Griffins host Rider on “Tropical Night” – presented by Anderson’s. Get out of the cold and cheer on your Griffs, and then enjoy free ice cream postgame, courtesy of Anderson’s.

The Blue and Gold is set to close out the weekend home set with a league game against Saint Peter’s on Sunday (January 23) at 1:00 p.m. That game is presented by Delta Sonic.

For tickets or more information, call the Ticket Office at (716) 888-TIXX or log on to

Submitted by: Matt Reitnour, associate athletic director for communications, Athletics