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Heflin’s big weekend leads Illinois hockey to sweep

Heflin’s big weekend leads Illinois hockey to sweep

Stephen Cohn, Staff writer
January 17, 2017
Filed under Club Sports, Hockey, Men's Sports, Sports

Illinois hockey goalie David Heflin tallied his second shutout of the season Saturday night against Iowa State. Junior center Eric Cruickshank was only able to describe Heflin’s performance with one word: swagger. “He’s sucking up pucks when they’re coming in,” Cruickshank said. ... Read more »

Illinois hockey looking for winning streak after weekend split

Illinois hockey looking for winning streak after weekend split

Stephen Cohn, Staff writer
January 12, 2017
Filed under Club Sports, Hockey, Men's Sports, Sports, Top Stories

While Illinois students have been enjoying winter break, the Illinois hockey team has been trying to catch up in the CSCHL standings. No. 15 Illinois (13-6-3) got a jump on its spring semester last weekend by splitting a series with Robert Morris (19-4-2) in Bensenville, Illinois. Two early... Read more »

Illinois hockey completes weekend sweep of NIU with commanding win

Illinois hockey completes weekend sweep of NIU with commanding win

Stephen Cohn, Staff writer
December 4, 2016
Filed under Hockey, Men's Sports, Sports

Illinois hockey forward Eric Saulters lunged towards a Northern Illinois player as the clock expired of the second period Saturday night. A referee restrained Saulters, who had three goals during the weekend series, and he began the third period in the penalty box with Illini center Stephen Quinn. ... Read more »

Illinois holds off NIU despite late penalty

Illinois holds off NIU despite late penalty

Stephen Cohn, Staff writer
December 3, 2016
Filed under Hockey, Men's Sports, Sports

    Illinois head coach Nick Fabbrini rewarded Joey Caprio with his first start of the season Friday night against Northern Illinois. The junior defenseman tallied an assist and arguably the most crucial save of the game. “Caprio is a guy who does everything for us,” Fabbrini s... Read more »

Illinois hockey returns home for in-state competition

Illinois hockey returns home for in-state competition

Drake Pena, Staff Writer
December 1, 2016
Filed under Hockey, Men's Sports, Sports

As students left campus and returned home for the much-needed Thanksgiving break, the Illinois hockey team was gifted a break of its own. The team’s last contest took place over two weeks ago when it shut out Ohio University and they will play this weekend against Northen Illinois University. Illinois ... Read more »

Illinois hockey looks to pull off upset on the road this weekend

Illinois hockey looks to pull off upset on the road this weekend

Stephen Cohn, Staff writer
November 17, 2016
Filed under Hockey, Men's Sports, Sports

The last time Illinois hockey squared up with the top-ranked team in the country, the Illini squeaked out a win. The team upset No. 1 Lindenwood University 4-2 at the Illinois Ice Arena on Jan. 29. This weekend, Illinois has another chance to pull off an upset when it travels to Athens, Ohio,... Read more »

Lindenwood ends weekend with sweep

Lindenwood ends weekend with sweep

Stephen Cohn, Staff writer
November 14, 2016
Filed under Hockey, Men's Sports, Sports

Illinois hockey was ready to claim its first signature victory of the season Friday night over Lindenwood University when it led 2-1 in the third period. The upset was shattered when a pair of unlucky bounces ended up in the Illinois net for the 3-2 Lions victory. Lindenwood senior defenseman Br... Read more »

Fabbrini selected to coach U.S. team

Fabbrini selected to coach U.S. team

Stephen Cohn, Staff writer
November 9, 2016
Filed under Hockey, Men's Sports, Sports

Illinois' hockey head coach Nick Fabbrini has already called in sick for the Illini’s home games against Indiana University on Jan. 27 and Jan. 28. Fabbrini, the fifth-year head coach, was selected last month as an assistant coach for the United States at the 2017 Winter World University Games.... Read more »

Illinois hockey impressive under national and familial spotlight

Illinois hockey impressive under national and familial spotlight

Drake Pena, Staff writer
November 7, 2016
Filed under Club Sports, Hockey, Men's Sports, Sports

For the first time in the program’s history, the Illinois hockey team had its Friday game versus Illinois State broadcast on ESPN3. The Illini joined Ohio and Iowa State as the only teams in the Central States Collegiate Hockey League to be featured on the national broadcast this season, someth... Read more »

Illinois hockey looks to end losing streak on ESPN broadcast

Illinois hockey looks to end losing streak on ESPN broadcast

Stephen Cohn, Staff writer
November 3, 2016
Filed under Hockey, Men's Sports, Sports

Illinois hockey is on a five-game losing streak but will make program history this weekend when its game Friday night is broadcast on ESPN3. “It’s really exciting for us,” said Illinois head coach Nick Fabbrini. “It’s the first time we’ve ever been on a national broadcast. It’s huge... Read more »

Iowa State sweeps Illinois hockey

Iowa State sweeps Illinois hockey

Stephen Cohn, Staff writer
October 31, 2016
Filed under Hockey, Men's Sports, Sports

Iowa State began warming up as a team over an hour before the game Saturday, racing each other on the cement path outside the glass at the University of Illinois Ice Arena. Several Cyclone players passed a soccer ball between each other as the team stayed loose before hitting the ice. The warmup cl... Read more »

Illinois hockey ends weekend on downslide

Illinois hockey ends weekend on downslide

Drake Pena, Staff writer
October 24, 2016
Filed under Hockey, Men's Sports, Sports

After starting the season undefeated, Illinois hockey dropped a weekend set to the University of Michigan-Dearborn. Illinois opened its season with seven straight wins, taking down rival Illinois State, and conference foe Michigan State. Outscoring opponents 41-14 and never surrendering more than... Read more »