ROCHESTER, NY -- Defenseman Stephen Farrell picked a good time to find his scoring touch. The junior from Ottawa, Ontario scored his first goal of the season 13:30 into the second overtime period to lift Canisius past Mercyhurst, 5-4, in the first Atlantic Hockey Association semifinal from Blue Cross Arena.
Canisius will have a chance to defend its Atlantic Hockey Association Tournament championship on Saturday night against the winner of Friday's second semifinal between Robert Morris and Niagara.
7:40 - Canisius 1-0 Ralph Cuddemi (Mitch McCrank, Dustin McKellar)
9:40 - Mercyhurst 1-1 Alec Shields (Mychal Monteith)
17:34 - Mercyhurst 2-1 Nick Jones (Kyle Just, Daniel O'Donoghue) PPG
1:19 - Canisius 2-2 Ralph Cuddemi (Shane Conacher)
11:03 - Mercyhurst 3-2 Alec Shields (Zach Frischmon, Tyler Shiplo)
17:10 - Canisius 3-3 Patrick Sullivan (Kyle Gibbons, Doug Jessey)
6:51 - Canisius 4-3 Mitch McCrank (Shane Conacher, Mathew Backhouse)
11:48 - Mercyhurst 4-4 Daniel O'Donoghue (Matthew Zay, Daniel Bahntge)
13:30 Canisius 5-4 Stephen Farrell (Logan Roe, Ralph Cuddemi)
Canisius - Tony Capobianco 58-62
Mercyhurst - Jimmy Sarjeant 42-47