Staff writer Victor Fernandes has ice in his veins. Hockey – he plays it, coaches it and provides the region's best coverage of it.

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Posted: August 10th, 2011

HOCKEY UPDATE: Fairview’s Rex signs ECHL deal with Steelheads

Fairview native Eric Rex recently signed with the ECHL’s Idaho Steelheads, according to the club’s website. He capped his four-year NCAA Division I career at Canisius this past winter by setting career highs with nine goals, 18 assists and 27 points in 37 games. He had 40 goals and 40 points in 103 games at [...]

Posted: March 30th, 2011

HOCKEY UPDATE: Fairview’s Rex signs deal with CHL’s Killer Bees

After enjoying the best season of his collegiate career, senior forward Eric Rex (Fairview) of the Canisius College hockey team is continuing his career with the Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees of the CHL. During his senior campaign with the Golden Griffins, Rex set career highs with 27 points, nine goals and 18 assists. His 27 points ranked third on the [...]

Posted: February 25th, 2011

LAKERS EXTRA: Fairview’s Rex rewarded for patience at Canisius

Fairview native Eric Rex isn’t a quitter. So he waited three long years for his chance to play regularly at Canisius. Given his success as a senior, it was well worth the wait. He has 21 points (seven goals, 14 assists) this season – three times more than his previous career high of six points [...]

Posted: February 24th, 2011

LAKERS WATCH: Mercyhurst men vs. Canisius

What: Mercyhurst College (13-15-4, 11-12-2 AHA) vs. Canisius (10-16-6, 9-11-5) When: Friday and Saturday, 7:05 p.m. Where: Friday at Buffalo State Sports Arena; Saturday at Mercyhurst Ice Center On the air: (Internet video), WMCE (radio)* Players to watch Mercyhurst – Sr. G Ryan Zapolski (11-12-3 record, 2.88 goals-against average, .919 save percentage, 2 shutouts), [...]

Posted: October 20th, 2010

LAKERS FINAL: Canisius 5, Mercyhurst men 2

Fairview native Eric Rex has always felt at home in Mercyhurst Ice Center. But that feeling has rubbed off on the rest of the Canisius College hockey team. The Golden Griffins extended their win streak at MIC to five straight games with a 5-2 Atlantic Hockey Association win against Mercyhurst in front of 793 Tuesday [...]

Posted: October 18th, 2010

LAKERS WATCH: Canisius at Mercyhurst men

What: Canisius (1-1-0, 0-0-0 AHA) at Mercyhurst College (0-2-1, 0-0-0) When: Tuesday, 7:05 p.m. Where: Mercyhurst Ice Center On the air: (Internet radio), (Internet video) Players to watch Mercyhurst – So. F Phil Ginand (1 goal, 1 assist, 2 points), So. F Grant Blakey (1-0-1), Sr. F Brandon Coccimiglio (1-0-1), Sr. F Mike [...]