So I just got back from watching Niagara University beat Canisius 5-2 at Dwyer Arena. The game was pretty uneventful except for the fact that Canisus gave up three shorthanded goals on a single power play. Seriously, the two minute variety. In all my years of watching hockey I’ve never seen that happen. Ever. So congratulations Canisius College, you just blew my freaking mind.
Also, I had forgotten a few things about the college game, mainly why I dislike it for a variety of reasons. I’m still not a fan of no-touch icing, as well as people diving face first to block shots because they are wearing cages. It’s not really all that heroic when you are wearing a suit of armor, but good luck pulling that stuff on the next level.
Oh, and the Purple Eagles uniforms are awful. Having to wear purple is bad enough, but purple, silver, and white just doesn’t work at all. The Griffs also borrowed from the Dallas Stars jersey design, so it wasn’t exactly a visual cornucopia out there.
So yeah, college hockey. Maybe the first and last time I ever mention it here.