Athletics at Canisius

Our traditions go well beyond the trophy case. From club sports and Division 1 excellence to lively intramurals and on-campus fitness, athletics at Canisius inspire a healthy sense of Golden Griffin pride.


Whether you play on a team or cheer from the sidelines, a Canisius game is a great way to connect with fellow Griffs. Most events are easily accessible, too.

  • The Koessler Athletic Center and Demske Field are both within easy walking distance from the dorms.

  • Free student tickets

    Enjoy complimentary tickets to every event. Just be sure to wear some blue and gold!

  • Use your free metro pass to catch the train to LECOM Harborcenter, where you can watch the Griffs play Division 1 hockey.

  • Blue and Gold Forever

    Nothing stirs up a Golden Griffin’s pride quite like the sight of a Purple Eagle. See why our longstanding rivalry with Niagara endures—and why attending a game is still a favorite memory for many alums.

  • Niagara Rivalry
  • Spirit Squads
  • Petey Griffin
  • Get Your Game On

    Play Nintendo Switch in our new Esports lab. Try your hand at ultimate frisbee, flag football, or one of our other club and intramural sports. There’s something for everyone at Canisius.