The Canisius Golden Griffins will open their 54 game 2017 softball season on the weekend of February 11 at the annual Cleveland St. Dome Tournament. The Griffs will play the host Vikings, Robert Morris and Bowling Green. On the weekend of February 17, Canisius will visit Charlotte for the First Pitch Classic, and will play the host 49ers, Bowling Green and local rival St. Bonaventure. The South Carolina Upstate Tournament is next on the schedule, the weekend of March 3; then it's off to Florida to play in one of South Florida's annual tournaments on the weekend of March 10. On March 15 they will play a challenging split doubleheader vs. Florida St. and Florida Gulf Coast at Fort Myers, where they will stay put and play in FGCU's tournament the weekend of March 17. The Golden Griffins will play at one more tournament, Mount Saint Mary's Invite on the weekend of March 25, before opening the home portion of their schedule vs. crosstown rival Buffalo on March 29.
Canisius will open MAAC play on April 1 at Fairfield. They will close their 2017 regular season on May 7 when they host local rival Niagara. The Golden Griffins will play seven home dates in 2017, including a doubleheader vs. Syracuse.