Derrick Bishop
#21 • 1991-95 • Hall of Fame 2013

Bishop is the ninth and most recent hockey player to earn induction into the Canisius Hall of Fame, joining in 2013.

A two-time team captain, Bishop ranks ninth in career points scored with 144 after he tallied 46 goals and 98 assists in 103 career games. His 98 career assists also place him fourth on the program’s career helpers list, and his 33 assists in 1992-93 still rank fifth on the school’s single-season assists chart. He finished his career in Blue and Gold with a +80 rating and he tallied 13 power play goals.

Bishop was named the team’s Most Valuable Player after the 1994-95 campaign and earned first-team All-ECAC West honors as a senior.


 
 
Andre Bourgeault
#18 • 1992-96 • Hall of Fame 2006

Bourgeault became the seventh member of the Golden Griffin hockey program to be inducted into the Canisius College Athletics Hall of Fame in February 2007. He ranks sixth in program history with 148 points, 11th with 55 goals and sixth with 93 assists.

His eight points against Scranton on Feb. 20, 1993, are the most by a Golden Griffin in a game, and he is one of four players in program history with four goals in a game.

The Griffs went 69-32-8 during his four years in the Blue and Gold, which ties for the most wins during any four-year span and is the best winning percentage (.670) of any graduating class. He also played on teams with the top three single-season winning percentages in program history.


 
Dr. David Dietz
Founder • Hall of Fame 2001

Referred to as the “true father” of Canisius College hockey, Dr. David Dietz has been a supporter of Golden Griffin hockey since its inception more than 30 years ago. He is the namesake of the hockey award given to the Canisius player who demonstrates both athletic and scholastic dedication.

Dietz was responsible for the organization of club hockey in 1972 and coached for four seasons. The Griffs won the FLCHL Championship in the 1974-75 season and the 1975-76 campaign.

Dietz has served Canisius athletics as the athletic board chairman, hockey academic advisor and Blue & Gold Club booster. He is a tenured professor at Canisius.


 
Joe Federico
#6 • 1984-88 • Hall of Fame 2005

The all-time scoring leader among Canisius defensemen, Federico earned induction into the Hall of Fame in 2006.

During his four-year career, the Griffs won 69 games, which ties for the most of any class. Federico scored 102 points in 88 career games and had 84 assists, both school records for a blueliner.

A two-time captain, Federico was a member of the all-time winningest team in school history — the 1986-87 team that went 21-11-0. He is 24th in career points, 11th in career assists and fourth in career assists per game.


 
Josh Oort
#16 • 1994-98 • Hall of Fame 2010

Oort became the eighth hockey player to earn induction into the Canisius Hall of Fame, joining in 2010. During his four-year standout career, the St. Catharines, Ontario native accumulated 172 points, 67 goals and 105 assists in 103 games while leading the Griffs to four winning seasons. He places third in the school's record book in career points, fifth in career goals and third in career assists.

One of only three players in the program's history to post four 40-point seasons, Oort recorded a career-best 47 points during his senior campaign. The team's leader in points on three occasions, Oort also tallied a school-record 16 power-play goals during the 1994-95 season.


 
Gary Roessler
#22 • 1980-84 • Hall of Fame 1998

On Sept. 26, 1998, Roessler became the first Canisius hockey player inducted into the Golden Griffin Sports Hall of Fame and the first to have his jersey number retired. A prolific scorer, Roessler finished his career with 68 goals, including 14 go-ahead goals and nine game-tying goals, to go along with 84 assists in his 90-game career.

As a senior, he was named team MVP after leading the Griffs in goals and assists. He graduated as the team’s all-time leading scorer. The Orchard Park, N.Y. native was selected to the 1980-81 ICHL All-Star team and was named league MVP. Roessler currently ranks fifth in all-time points (152), fourth in goals and 11th in assists.


 
Mike Sisti
#17 • 1986-90 • Hall of Fame 2002

A four-year letter winner in ice hockey, Sisti ranks fourth at Canisius in career scoring (163 points), third in career goals (74), and eighth in career assists (89). He shares the school record for single-game goals with four and holds the mark for single-season hat tricks with six.

Sisti posted 13 goals and 19 assists to help the Griffs to a 21-11-0 record in 1986-87. He led Canisius in goals (33) and points (57) in 1988-89 and was named the team’s top forward. Sisti served as an assistant coach at Canisius and Mercyhurst before becoming the first Mercyhurst women’s ice hockey coach. He owns a 311-84-26 record in 12 seasons and advanced to the NCAA Division I Championship in 2009.


 
Kevin Sykes
#7 • 1984-88 • Hall of Fame 1999

A two-sport standout, Sykes was the Griffs MVP in 1985-86 and was First-Team All-ECAC Upstate in baseball in 1987 and 1988 at third base. On the ice, Sykes scored 114 goals, handed out 120 assists and totaled 234 points in 103 games. He ranks second in Canisius history in all three scoring categories and was voted the club’s best forward all four years he took the ice. He compiled a +/- rating of +110 in his four seasons.

On the diamond, the Amherst, N.Y. native hit over .300 in each of his four seasons with a career-best .343 performance in 1987. Sykes hit .300 and made only five errors when Canisius advanced to the ECAC playoffs in 1986.


 
Mike Torrillo
#11 • 1984-88 • Hall of Fame 1999

A two-sport standout, Torrillo is the all-time leading scorer in Ice Griffs history and a career .278 hitter as an outfielder/designated hitter for the baseball team. On the ice, the Amherst, N.Y. product scored 121 goals, added 144 assists and compiled 265 points in 116 career games. He was the team MVP his final three seasons and set a school mark as a senior with nine points (five goals, four assists) in a contest against Fredonia.

He posted a school-record 36 goals as a junior in 32 games and added a record 44 assists during the Griffs 29-game season in 1985-86. On the diamond, he played in 56 games with 10 stolen bases, eight doubles and 13 RBI.