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Illinois hockey hoping for a rebound year

Illinois hockey hoping for a rebound year

Stephen Cohn, Staff writer
August 22, 2016
Filed under Hockey, Men's Sports, Special Sections, Sports, Welcome Back Guide

Illinois hockey is healthier and more experienced in 2016, after fighting through senior captain John Olen’s injuries last February. “Right now, the focus is baby steps,” junior forward Eric Cruickshank said. “We’re not going to make any assumptions that we’re going to win a national championship,...

Illinois hockey gears up for final homestand

Lucas Wright
February 24, 2016
Filed under Sports

The Illinois hockey team is looking for a win.The Illini will take the ice this weekend for their final home series of the year, coming off of a one-and-done showing at the CSCHL tournament. Fourth-seeded Illinois fell to the fifth-seeded Robert Morris Eagles in the opening round on Friday and have h...

Hockey exits CSCHL Tournament, three individuals earn conference awards

Hockey exits CSCHL Tournament, three individuals earn conference awards

Ethan Swanson
February 24, 2016
Filed under Sports

Tweet: .@IlliniHockey is able to boast the regular season MVP and two other skaters to first team all-conference after a bad loss in the CSCHL tournament. Last weekend was the first time this season that the Illinois hockey team didn’t play two games. Robert Morris University knocked out ...

Illinois hockey faces Robert Morris in first round of CSCHL tournament

Illinois hockey faces Robert Morris in first round of CSCHL tournament

Ethan Swanson
February 18, 2016
Filed under Sports

Tweet: .@IlliniHockey takes on Robert Morris University Friday in the opening round of the CSCHL tournament in Ames, Iowa. While Illinois is still looking for resume-building wins to potentially qualify for the ACHA national tournament in March, its position in the CSCHL tournament was decided nearly t...

Olen’s time with Illinois hockey is running out

Lucas Wright
February 16, 2016
Filed under Sports

#Illini hockey captain John Olen’s career is in waning hours After going down with an ankle injury in October, captain John Olen’s final season and the Illini's 2015-16 campaign became filled with uncertainties.How would the team play without its captain at full capacity?How long would the injury affect him ...

Illinois hockey completes sweep of Illinois State

Ethan Swanson
February 14, 2016
Filed under Sports

Sitting a single point outside the 20 qualifying spots for the ACHA national tournament in March, Illinois (18-13-3) needed to win – and win big – against in-state rival Illinois State (12-22-4) Saturday.“There are three teams within a point ahead of us,” sophomore forward James Mcging said....

Illini hockey needs big weekend vs. ISU

Illini hockey needs big weekend vs. ISU

Lucas Wright
February 11, 2016
Filed under Sports

It’s Valentines Day weekend, and frustration, not love, is in the air for the Illinois hockey team, and time is running out to clear that air.There are two games left before the CSCHL tournament and this is the Illini’s last weekend to play their way into the national tournament. They’re coming off one o...

Illini hockey swept in Ohio

Illini hockey swept in Ohio

Ethan Swanson
February 7, 2016
Filed under Sports

When the Illinois hockey team last faced Ohio on Oct. 23-24, the following week it took on Illinois State. After this past weekend’s road series with the Bobcats, the next foe on the Illini’s schedule is the Redbirds.That is the only similarity between Illinois’ (16-12-3) two se...

Illinois hockey hits the road for rematch with Ohio

Illinois hockey hits the road for rematch with Ohio

Ethan Swanson
February 4, 2016
Filed under Sports

This weekend marks the Illini hockey team’s last two games of conference play before the CSCHL tournament Feb. 19 — setting the stage for a rematch with major league implications.Friday, No. 16 Illinois (16-11-3) will begin the end of its CSCHL regular season and travel to Athens, Ohio, to take...

Time is running out on the Illini hockey season

Time is running out on the Illini hockey season

Lucas Wright
February 1, 2016
Filed under Sports

Tweet: .@IlliniHockey look to close out season on high noteWith the end of its season on the horizon, the Illinois hockey team is making its final push before the CSCHL conference tournamentbr.The Illini sit 12 points back of the first-place Lindenwood Lionsbr in the conference standings and are out of ...

Illini hockey upsets No. 1 Lindenwood

Illini hockey upsets No. 1 Lindenwood

Lucas Wright
January 30, 2016
Filed under Sports

The late chants of “overrated” from the Harassing Illini sealed it.The Illinois men’s hockey team took down No. 1 Lindenwood 4-2 on Friday with possibly its best showing of the year.Since the first puck drop, it was clear the game would be a battle for the entire 60 minutes. Each team struggled ...

Illini prepare for matchup with No. 1 Lindenwood

Illini prepare for matchup with No. 1 Lindenwood

Lucas Wright
January 27, 2016
Filed under Sports

A tall task lies ahead this weekend for the Illinois hockey team.The No. 15 Illini will meet the Lindenwood Lions on Friday night for their first opportunity to knock off a No. 1 ranked team in the nation. Lindenwood jumped two spots to hold the top ranking after sweeping Oklahoma last week.Even though t...

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