2022 Schedule Preview: Canisius Golden Griffins

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The Canisius Golden Griffins are the 58th DI program and fifth from the MAAC to release their 2022 men’s lacrosse schedule. The Griffin are coming off a 2021 campaign in which they went 5-5 (3-3 MAAC) against a MAAC-only schedule. The Griffins ended their season with a 10-5 loss to Manhattan in the conference semifinals.

Griffins’ 2022 Schedule:

2/26Air ForceCanisius
3/6CanisiusCleveland State
3/9Robert MorrisCanisius
4/30St. BonaventureCanisiusMAAC

New Opponents

Air Force, Bellarmine, Cleveland State, Denver, Hobart, Michigan, Robert Morris, Vermont

Team’s Dropped


Key Games

3/9 @ Robert Morris: Playing a conference-only schedule last season and going winless in 2020, Canisius hasn’t won a non-conference game since 2019. That win came against the Robert Morris Colonials, 12-8, in a game in which they got revenge for their NCAA Play-in game loss a year earlier. The two also played in 2020 where the Colonials won 22-10.

4/23 vs Marist: Canisius’ biggest win of the season last year came against the Marist Red Foxes as they pulled off the 14-13 upset in the MAAC Quarterfinals. Marist is again expected to be one of the top dogs in the MAAC, so a win over them for this Griffins squad that is looking to build off of last season would be huge.

4/30 @ St. Bonaventure: Randy Mearns headed things for 19 seasons at Canisius before staring the program at St. Bonaventure. The two programs have faced each other three times since the Bonnies’ inaugural season in 2019 with Canisius going 2-1. Playing twice last season, the two split the season series with Canisius winning the first meeting 11-9 and St. Bonaventure winning the second meeting 12-11.

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