Derian Plouffe The Shawville, Quebec native came to Niagara after playing for the Smiths Falls Bears of the CCHL. As a freshman he appeared in 32 games while posting five goals and five assists. He was also named to the 2015 AHA All-Academic Team. In his sophomore season he appeared in all 37 games while … Continue reading Where are former Purple Eagles flying now?
Author: Dan Richeal
Thankfully, the Sabres season is over
BUFFALO, N.Y. - The Sabres have left me speechless. At the start of the 2018-19 NHL season most people thought the Buffalo Sabres would be fighting for a playoff spot and end up finishing in the ninth or tenth spot of the Eastern Conference. Fast forward to Nov. 29, the Sabres 10 game winning streak comes … Continue reading Thankfully, the Sabres season is over
MLB teams to watch in 2019 season
By Dan Richeal NL Team to Watch: Philadelphia Phillies The Phillies were the winner of the Bryce Harper sweepstakes, the Philadelphia Phillies. In 2018, the Phillies finished in third place of the National League East going 80-82. The record was under .500, but with the addition of the aforementioned All-Star OF Bryce Harper, SS Jean … Continue reading MLB teams to watch in 2019 season
Purple Eagles say “Aloha” to the 2019 season
By Dan Richeal NIAGARA UNIVERSITY, N.Y. - When the Niagara University Softball Team opens their season on Mar. 7 in Manoa, Hawaii it will fulfill a vision that Head Coach Larry Puzan had just five years ago when he took over the program. “I felt that by this our programs development we would be ready … Continue reading Purple Eagles say “Aloha” to the 2019 season
Purple Eagles prepare for The Team South of The Bridge
NIAGARA UNIVERSITY, NY—In Western New York there is a rivalry like no other. That is the rivalry between Niagara and Canisius. Before this season, Niagara hadn’t fared well against the Golden Griffins going 1-15-1 in the last four seasons before the 2018-19 season. However, this season when the two Atlantic Hockey rivals matched up for … Continue reading Purple Eagles prepare for The Team South of The Bridge
The Battle Of The Bridge from the bench
By Dan Richeal NIAGARA UNIVERSITY, N.Y - Niagara University was founded in 1856, Canisius College was formed in 1870, separated by a short 22-mile drive there is a natural rivalry that formed. The first record of the two schools facing off in an athletic event wasn’t until 1904 when the two schools faced off in … Continue reading The Battle Of The Bridge from the bench
Panthers to Purple Eagles
By Dan Richeal NIAGARA UNIVERSITY, N.Y. -The Men's Golf team has a couple of new faces on the team this season, two of those new faces are Freshman Tyler Edholm and Junior Zach Farkas. However, this isn’t the first time that Edholm and Farkas have been teammates. Both golfers were teammates on both the … Continue reading Panthers to Purple Eagles
Are the Bills tanking again?
By Dan Richeal BUFFALO, N.Y. - The Buffalo Bills haven’t had the best season to say the least. Which brings Buffalo fans to ask themselves "Should the Bills tank?" Buffalo sports fans are used to seeing one of their teams tank. The Buffalo Sabres are on the way back up after rebuilding their franchise. As … Continue reading Are the Bills tanking again?
Lammers and Purple Eagles embark on their season
NIAGARA UNIVERSITY, N.Y. - Last season The Niagara Purple Eagles hockey team went 11-22-3. The Purple Eagles look to do much better this season. Head Coach Jason Lammers is going into his second season behind the bench and is looking to improve. The Purple Eagles bring back 17 players from last season, and add 12 … Continue reading Lammers and Purple Eagles embark on their season
No more rebuilding in Buffalo
BUFFALO, N.Y. - The Buffalo Sabres have finished in the bottom five of the NHL standings the last two seasons, including the a last place finish in the 2017-18 season. This past offseason, the Sabres traded center Ryan O’Reilly to the St. Louis Blues. In return, the Sabres acquired forwards Patrik Berglund, Vladimir Sobotka, and … Continue reading No more rebuilding in Buffalo