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Cory Conacher

School

Canisius College

Position
Forward
Major
Finance
G
23
A
19
PTS
42
+/-
-1

Classroom

Cory Conacher is majoring in finance and owns a 3.33 GPA. He is a two-time selection to the Atlantic Hockey All-Academic team and has twice earned Dean’s List distinction.

Character

An assistant captain during his senior season, Conacher is a leader for the Golden Griffin hockey team both on and off the ice. He is a player that teammates call upon when they have a problem. Also, to reach where he is now, Conacher has also overcome a number of obstacles. He was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of eight and has to closely monitor his blood-sugar levels. Also, Conacher is the youngest player in his class. Born December 14, 1989, he was the youngest player competing at the Division I level during his freshman campaign (2007-08). Conacher has also fought back from a wrist injury during his first week of practice that forced him to miss 17 games of his first season. He battled back from the injury and led all rookies in Atlantic Hockey with 0.85 points per game.

Community

Conacher is active in the Buffalo community, assisting with Habitat for Humanity and Alzheimer’s walks. He also volunteers with the Shamrocks Hockey Club, helping to coach young hockey players. Conacher is now focused on starting a program that invites children with diabetes to Canisius hockey games and raising money for the families, considering the expensive costs of living with the disease.

Competition

During his junior season, Conacher became the first player in the program’s history to garner Atlantic Hockey Player of the Year accolades. He set school records with 53 points and 33 assists to go along with 20 goals during the 2009-10 campaign. Conacher finished the season ranked second nationally with 1.51 points per game, fifth with 0.94 assists per game and 15th with 0.57 goals per game. He was the only player in the country to rank in the top 30 nationally in both goals and assists per game. Conacher also ranks fifth in the program’s Division I history with 105 career points, sixth with 39 career goals and fifth with 66 career assists. He became the first junior to reach the 100-point plateau in the program’s history despite missing half of his freshman season due to injury. Conacher is on pace to set the school’s points and goals record during his senior campaign.