Buffalo exacted a measure of revenge on Canisius for bumping them out of the NECHL tournament last season when the Bulls dropped the Griffs 3-1 in their season opener at the Buffalo State College Arena, home of the Griffs ACHA team. Then they headed to Mercyhurst and took away a 2-1 win.
On Friday Brenden Robinson, Chris Marsack, and Phil Stamer spread UB's goals across three periods as UB Built up a 3-0 lead 4 minutes into the third period. Canisius got on the board 6:15 into the third when Matt Muszynski snuck one by UB Netminder Dylan Arnold.
Arnold transferred to UB after playing for the Griffs and got his first win for the Blue and white against his former teammates.
He stopped 30 of 31 shots, only allowing a power play goal in the wake of a major penalty on UB's Matt Notaro.
Against Mercyhurst UB coach Sal Valvo gave put freshman Tyler Stark in between the pipes. The former goalie for the New Jersey Avalanche did not disappoint. He stopped 21 of 22 shots faced which was enough for the win.
Dimitri Koutsomitis opened up the scoring on the power play with an assist from Mike Schalberg and Brenden Robinson. In the second period it would be Robinson scoring with Koutsomitis getting the assist.
After starting the season on the road UB returns home for the next two weekends. This Friday the Bulls face Robert Morris and Saturday Mercyhurst makes a trip to UB hoping to avenge this past weekends loss.