Editorial: Thoughts and thanks from The Griffin sports staff

The three Griffin sports editors reflect on the spring sports season coming to an end.

Surreal. Unfathomable. Downright saddened.

It’s not easy to come up with the right words to describe how The Griffin Sports staff feels about the cancelling of the remainder of the spring sports season. In all of our time covering — or simply following — sports, we’ve never seen anything close to what has unfolded over the last 48 hours. The reality that spring athletes, and particularly seniors, will not have the opportunity to don the Blue and Gold, compete, and strive towards a championship for the rest of the year is tough to come to terms with.

However, we would like to take this opportunity to say thank you, and express our sentiments.

Nolan Hopkins, Sports Editor: First of all, I want to say thank you to everyone that has read our section each week throughout the school year. Myself, Aidan, Adam and each of our reporters and contributors have worked hard every week since August to bring the students/faculty/alumni of Canisius College the best product we possibly could have. Thank you to the coaches and players as well as the athletic communications staff for allowing us to provide the best and most accurate stories to our readers, and thank you to Tim Horton’s for feeding into my caffeine addiction every publishing night. It is unfortunate that the sports season has come to an end like this, but we appreciate everyone that has supported The Griffin this year. Stay safe and healthy and go Griffs. 

Aidan Joly, Assistant Sports Editor: I’m not really sure what to say here. My sympathies go out to everyone affected by this, especially the seniors who don’t truly know if their collegiate careers just came to an end. The three editors, as well as the entire sports staff, work hard to put this section together every week and we want to thank the athletes, coaches and athletic communications staff for providing us with an avenue to do that and tell the stories in the athletic department. We don’t know if this is the last edition of the year, but I also want to thank our readers for making this all possible and keeping this going. I wish everyone health and the best during this difficult time. Go Griffs. 

Adam Gorski, Sports Layout Editor: I’m not sure where to begin, but I’d just like to express my sincere sympathies to all the athletes affected by this decision. We all know about the lack of games, but the hard work and extensive, tireless training that happens behind the scenes going to waste is a tragedy. Whether or not this is the last edition of The Griffin for the school year is yet to be seen, but I would like to thank all the athletes, coaches, and those involved in the athletics department for their cooperation and letting us tell your stories. Also, thank you to everyone who’s read and supported The Griffin and the sports section this year. I wish everyone good health and the all around best over this span. Go Bills, and Go Griffs.

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