GRAVINO WITH A ROOKIE SHINE
• Freshman Vince Gravino has made quite the impact in a short amount of time for Canisius.
• Just six games into his career, Gravino ranks second on the Griffs with 18 points this season, netting a team-best 12 goals to go along with six assists.
• The current MAAC Rookie of the Week set career highs with seven points, four goals and three assists in his most recent game against VMI – a 10-7 Canisius win. The seven points are the most by a Griff freshman since Adam Jones also had seven points in 2008.
• Gravino now ranks fourth among Division I freshmen with 2.00 goals per game and sixth with 3.00 points per game.
RAUTENSTRAUCH BECOMES OFFENSIVE FORCE
• One player that is taking advantage of the new rules that puts an emphasis on two-way midfielders is senior Joe Rautenstrauch.
• Primarily a defensive midfielder during his first three seasons at Canisius, Rautenstrauch now ranks third on the team with seven goals in six games as a senior.
• Rautenstrauch went scoreless during the first 26 games of his career prior to the season.
• In addition to his seven goals this season, Rautenstrauch ranks second on the team with 19 ground balls in 2013.
MAN-UP WAKES UP
• After a slow start to the season, the Griffs are starting to score with the man advantage in 2013.
• Canisius has converted 34.4 percent of its man-up chances in its last two games after scoring on only 15.3 percent of its chances in the first four games.
• The Griffs were ranked 61st of 63 teams after the first four games before the run. Canisius now ranks 43rd with a rate of 26.9 percent.
CANISIUS - MARIST HISTORY
• In a series that dates back to the Griffs’ inaugural season in 1990, Marist holds a slim 10-9 advantage against Canisius.
• The home team has won 15-of-19 games in the series. Canisius is 7-2 all-time against Marist at the Demske Sports Complex.
• Last season, the Griffs won only their second game at Marist with a 7-5 win. Canisius clinched a bid to the MAAC Championship with the victory in the season finale, eventually winning the title a week later.
• Mike Moran led the Griffs in the win last season, taking 14-of-16 faceoffs.
ABOUT THE RED FOXES
• Marist is 5-1 on the season and 1-0 in MAAC play.
• The Red Foxes won their first five games of the season before falling at nationally-ranked Duke on Tuesday, 19-11.
• Connor Rice leads the Red Foxes with 22 points on eight goals and 14 assists. Jack Doherty is second with 21 points, scoring a team-best 16 goals.
• Dave Scarcello has started all six games for Marist, posting a 10.22 goals against average and .488 save percentage.
• Matt Dugan ranks first in the MAAC by winning 56.8 percent of his faceoffs in 2013 (63-of-111).