Crusaders Roundup 1/12/19

By Steven Czarnecki '21


The Crusaders defeated O’Hara 96-61 after jumping to a 51-25 halftime lead. In a highly
balanced offensive attack, Joe Ciocca ‘21 led the team with nineteen points while Eric Kegler
‘20 contributed another ten. In their second game of the week, Canisius defeated St. Francis
74-60. Once again, Ciocca led the offense with 22 points, including seven three pointers in the
first half. In addition, Dewayne Vass ‘20 scored fourteen while Kegler tallied eleven.
The Crusaders improve their record to 11-1. They take on Niagara Falls this Saturday.

Fed Hockey:
Canisius started their week with a 1-0 loss to Orchard Park. Then, the team tied rival St. Joe’s
2-2. Vincent Mauro ‘21 cut the deficit to one with a goal in the second period, and Dan Tocco
‘20 tied it in the third. Mauro, Chris Heitzhaus ‘20, and Ryan Laschinger ‘20 each contributed an
assist in the matchup.
The Crusaders are now 9-2-1 as the take on Fairport and Williamsville North this upcoming

The Crusaders were defeated 3-0 by St. Joe’s to start their week. Colin Laschinger ‘23 led the
team with a 465 series, rolling a 186 in a single game, while Henry Mania ‘20 had the high game
with a 188. In their next matchup, the squad lost 2-1 to Timon. Chris Heitzhaus ‘20 had the high
series of 603, rolling a 236 in the first game. Additionally, Mania came in second on the team
with a 523.
Canisius is now 4-4 as they look to bounce back this week against St. Francis and Park.

Canisius fell to St. Francis 64-21 in their lone match of the week. The team looks to improve
their 1-2 record this week against St. Joe’s.

Lucas Beyer ‘20 earned a brilliant eight place out of 303 runners at the Yale Interscholastic
Invitational with a time of 8:48.6 in the 3000 meter race. At a Buffalo State race, Gavin Sheehan
‘20 finished second in the 3200 meter and Faheem Khawar ‘22 finished in third with a new
personal record.

Go Crusaders!

Celebrating 150 Years

The 2019-2020 school year includes celebrations of 150 years of Jesuit education at Canisius.

Serving as Pall Bearers

Through Canisius' St. Joseph of Arimathea Society, students serve as pallbearers at the funerals of those in need.

Coffee House 2020

Canisius students will perform in a coffee house setting to raise money for the service immersion program.

Football Accolades 2019

Canisius finishes atop the poll, and CJ Ozolins '20 is the All-Western New York Player of the Year.

Boxes of Joy 2019

Members of the Canisius community packed Boxes of Joy for families in need.

State Champions

Canisius defeated a school from the Bronx to capture the Catholic state football title.