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Conacher Named Atlantic Hockey Player of the Week

Courtesy: Canisius College Athletics
Release: 02/28/2011
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Senior Cory Conacher of the Canisius College hockey team earned Atlantic Hockey Player of the Week accolades after leading the Griffs to a 1-1-0 weekend against long-time rival Mercyhurst.

Conacher recorded a point on all four of Canisius' scores during the weekend, netting three goals and adding an assist. In Friday's 3-2 Senior Night victory, Conacher tallied two scores, including the game-winning goal in the third period, and added an assist. In the regular season finale on Saturday, Conacher scored a power-play goal to wrap up the weekend.

During his senior campaign, Conacher leads the Griffs with 36 points, 22 goals, eight power-play tallies and four game-winners to go along with 14 assists. His 22 scores this season are tied for the most in the program's Division I history, matching the mark of Chris Duggan that was set during the 1998-99 campaign.

The reigning Atlantic Hockey Player of the Year, Conacher has enjoyed one of the most successful careers in the school's history. The senior owns program records with 141 career points, 61 career goals and 12 career game-winning tallies. In addition to his single-season record of 22 goals this year, Conacher set the program's marks with 53 points and 33 assists during his junior campaign.

Conacher and the Griffs open the playoffs on Saturday, playing local rival Niagara in a one-game matchup. The two schools will meet in Lewiston at 7:05 p.m.

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