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Illini of the Week: Andrew Richter

Illini of the Week: Andrew Richter

October 19, 2017


Filed under Hockey, Men's Sports, Sports, Uncategorized

Freshman forward Drew Richter was simply playing defense along the right boards when a McKendree Bearcats’ turnover gave him his best scoring opportunity of the night. The puck bounced off the stick of a Bearcats defenseman at the Illini’s blue line. Richter took notice and was off to the races w...

Hockey sweeps McKendree, off to 8-0 start

Hockey sweeps McKendree, off to 8-0 start

By Erich Fisher, Staff writer

October 16, 2017


Filed under Hockey, Men's Sports, Sports

Illinois hockey remains undefeated on the season after sweeping McKendree University at home this weekend. The Illini got off to their third straight slow start when the Bearcats jumped up 2-0 in the first game. However, it was all Illinois after that, scoring four unanswered goals to take the 4-2...

Justin Reis steps up for Illini in wake of Ernsting injury

Justin Reis steps up for Illini in wake of Ernsting injury

By Erich Fisher, Staff writer

October 12, 2017


Filed under Hockey, Men's Sports, Sports

Freshman forward Justin Ries found himself moving up from the fourth line to the second last weekend against Northern Illinois. Ries was put in because sophomore forward Robert Ernsting sustained an upper body injury. While temporary, the move was a surprise to Ries since he was unsure if he was go...

Bromance of Illini hockey: Eric Cruickshank and Grant Stueve

Bromance of Illini hockey: Eric Cruickshank and Grant Stueve

By Erich Fisher, Staff writer

October 9, 2017


Filed under Hockey, Men's Sports, Sports

A true love story takes place over the course of several years and is normally love at first sight. This is no different for the relationship between senior forwards Eric Cruickshank and Grant Stueve, otherwise known as the "bromance of Illini hockey." The two lovebirds first met eyes when they were...

Illinois hockey maintains winning record after win over Northern Illinois

Illinois hockey maintains winning record after win over Northern Illinois

By Erich Fisher, Staff writer

October 9, 2017


Filed under Hockey, Men's Sports, Sports

The start to the Illinois hockey team's season has gone almost exactly as envisioned. The Illini improved to 6-0 for the season after sweeping Northern Illinois at home in a weekend series. Despite the final scores of the games, the Illinois team got off to rough starts in each contest, finding...

Illinois ready to take on Northern Illinois

Illinois ready to take on Northern Illinois

By Erich Fisher, Staff writer

October 5, 2017


Filed under Hockey, Men's Sports, Sports

The Illinois hockey team is coming off their first road sweep of the season after they taking down Illinois State. The total goals and shots were heavily swayed in Illinois’ favor as they outscored Illinois State 12-2 and out shot them 89-52. “One of the keys for us and its always been a key...

Illinois hockey sweeps Illinois State, remains undefeated

Illinois hockey sweeps Illinois State, remains undefeated

By Erich Fisher, Staff writer

October 2, 2017


Filed under Hockey, Men's Sports, Sports

By Erich Fisher staff writer The Illinois hockey team remains undefeated on the season after sweeping Illinois State at Grossinger Motors Arena in Bloomington, Illinois ,on Saturday. The Illini registered 50 shots in game one and got five of them to go, each one from a different player. Game two was a similar story, ...

Illini of the Week: McGing back into his routine, on and off the ice

Illini of the Week: McGing back into his routine, on and off the ice

By Erich Fisher, Staff writer

September 28, 2017


Filed under Hockey, Men's Sports, Sports

Senior forward James McGing sits down, drinks his coffee and checks out the news, either by reading a newspaper, or on his phone, before the start of every Illinois hockey game. This act is considered unique by his teammates and coaches. “Most guys are taping their sticks or listening to music,...

Illinois hockey dominates first home series, sweeping Michigan State

Illinois hockey dominates first home series, sweeping Michigan State

By Erich Fisher, Staff writer

September 25, 2017


Filed under Hockey, Men's Sports, Sports

Senior forward James Mcging’s hat trick on Friday and sophomore forward Jon Moskaluk’s two goals on Saturday aided the Illinois hockey team in a weekend sweep of Michigan State. The Illini outscored the Spartans 12-1 on the weekend, outscoring them 4-1 in the first game and shutting them out ...

Regular season kicks off for Illini Hockey against Michigan State

Regular season kicks off for Illini Hockey against Michigan State

By Erich Fisher, Staff writer

September 21, 2017


Filed under Hockey, Men's Sports, Sports

With a quick glance at the schedule, one may mistake the beginning of this year's Illinois hockey's season for the beginning of last season. They once again are opening up the year against Michigan State's Division II hockey team. Illinois does not want to mirror their start from last season though....

Illinois hockey head coach Nick Fabbrini happy about progression of team

Illinois hockey head coach Nick Fabbrini happy about progression of team

By Erich Fisher, Staff writer

September 20, 2017


Filed under Hockey, Men's Sports, Sports

Illinois hockey head coach Nick Fabbrini has not had to worry about working with a blank slate this season. A lot of last year's chemistry is still present since the team has over a dozen players returning. However, the Illini are not short of new players joining the squad either. With that said,...

Illini hockey’s freshmen to make immediate impact on team

Illini hockey’s freshmen to make immediate impact on team

By Erich Fisher, Staff writer

September 13, 2017


Filed under Hockey, Men's Sports, Sports

When players in any collegiate team leave the program, the incoming freshmen must compensate for the losses. This is no exception for the Illinois hockey team. The Illini lost eight players last season, including winger Erik Saulters, defenseman Aaron Dusek and winger Luke Forfar, all of which were...

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