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Campus Chronicles with Andrew Loewen
Courtesy: Canisius College Athletics  
Release: 03/18/2008
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The Griffs season is over. It ended one week ago when we lost to Mercyhurst in back-to-back games. The defeat has been very difficult to process by all of the Griffs. When a team truly believes that they can succeed and win a series, it makes it difficult to accept the adverse result...losing. After our final game, just like any moment of disappointment, the mood in the locker room was extremely emotional. For the Griffs, it was the last time that this team would play together, and for some it may have been their last game ever. The graduating players Greg Brown, Kyle Bushee, Scott Follett, Dave Kasch, and Bryce Luker have all been important and positive leaders for our team this year. The Griffs are filled with many great lasting memories from the season both on and off the ice.

Take care,

Andrew Loewen, Griff #1


Leaving you with some Golden Griffin memories...

#2 Carl Hudson The record breaking crowd against Niagara and beating them in a close game, 4-3.
#3 Scott Jenks Scoring my first goal against RIT... Don’t believe my goose egg in the goal column!
#4 Chris Forsman Having C-Block come and support us at all of our home games. It gave us an edge in all of our games.
#5 Dave Cianfrini Watching my teammates in a line brawl at RIT.
#6 John Patera Telling Cory Conacher to take off his helmet during the national anthem in the first game of the season.
#8 Scott Follett Winning the last home game of the season on Senior Day and being able to go up and hug each one of my teammates after the game.
#9 Derek Danowski Coming to college and getting an awakening call with the workouts, and how intense they were.
#10 Spencer Churchill Watching Pete MacDougall’s ultimate goal celebration of jumping into the bench vs. RIT.
#12 Josh Heidinger I really enjoyed playing in front of a good crowd, especially large rowdy home crowds.
#14 Pat Kenney The atmosphere at St. Cloud, playing in front of 6,000 screaming fans.
#16 Jason Weeks All the fan support versus Niagara both from the community and the school.
#20 Phil Rauch Conditioning as a team at 6 a.m., creating a team bond which will last forever.
#21 Alec Wright When Jenks got laid out against Niagara and they kept replaying it over and over and over and over and over and over again, while being chirped by Rob Ray on television.
#23 Vincent Scarsella Winning on Senior Night and having them play an important role in the game.
#24 Greg Brown How everyone bought into our team game when we beat Niagara.
#25 Dave Kasch Any one of our 11 wins after putting in all of the hard work and effort, and celebrating the win as a team.
#26 Eric Rex When I scored my first collegiate goal against the No. 1 ranked team in the nation, Miami.
#27 Ryan Klusendorf Making it through the whole season with my teammates, after not finishing the previous two years due to injury.
#28 Cory Conacher Playing in my first regular season game in front of Niagara, having my teammates calm me down before the game, and contributing offensively to help get the win.
#29 Vincent Amigone Having the opportunity to put on goalie equipment during practice and playing the role of puck stopper and not as the usual sniper.
#32 Peter MacDougall Being down three goals to a nationally-ranked team (St. Cloud) and coming back to tie them.
#33 Bryce Luker All of the road trips with the boys. Especially traveling to St. Cloud and tying the game, and also the road trip to West Point.
#35 Taylor Anderson Getting my first college win over Sacred Heart and having my father watch it.
#36 Matt Zuke Playing in my first game, the loudest rink (St. Cloud) that I have ever been in.
#37 Brandon Cummings Finally scoring my first goal against RIT.
#39 Kyle Bushee The memories of when we were all together, having a good time and enjoying each other.
#1 Andrew Loewen Losing in our last game, sitting with the boys in the dressing room after, and realizing that there was no one that I would rather be sitting with.

Campus Chronicles and additional Canisius hockey coverage can be found each week in the Buffalo and Niagara area in the Metro Source. For previous entries plus additional Canisius features, visit Metro Source's website by clicking here.

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