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Freshman forward Zack Hayes skates down the rink while guiding the puck during the match against Robert Morris University on Saturday. The Illini won the Senior Night game 7-1.

Illini hockey prepares for CSCHL Tournament playoffs

By Kenny Kazarian, Staff Writer March 5, 2020

The Illini will play their first postseason game on Saturday in the Central States Collegiate Hockey League tournament playoffs against Ohio University in Champaign at 7:30 p.m. This tournament is crucial...

No. 12 Illinois drops two-game series to No. 25 Iowa State

By Ken Kazarian, Staff Writer January 26, 2020

Illinois hockey lost both games in a two-game series against Iowa State this weekend in a clash of two top-25 teams in the American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA). The weekend series was fueled...

Illini hope to continue winning streak against Bobcats

Illini hope to continue winning streak against Bobcats

By Ken Kazarian, Contributing Writer December 6, 2019

The No. 9 Illinois hockey team will face off against No. 10 Ohio University Friday and Saturday at the Big Pond in Illinois. Puck drop for both games is scheduled for 7 p.m. Both teams are looking for...

Illini reign supreme against Huskies

By Carson Gourdie, Contributing writer November 16, 2019

Behind an aggressive Illinois offensive attack and superior size and talent, the Illini were able to coast to two easy victories over Northern Illinois at the Ice Arena, outscoring the opposition 22-5...

Chance Homerin defends the puck as a Lindenwood defender attempts to gain possession at the Illinois Ice Arena on Oct. 18.

Illini test defense against Cyclones

By Carson Gourdie, Contributing Writer November 8, 2019

After weeks of hard-fought battles and facing some of the most elite club hockey teams in the nation, Illinois returned home to face Maryville. With continued defensive improvement and a breakout weekend...

The Illini Hockey team gathers after defeating UNLV 4-1 on Sunday at the Fifth Third Arena.

Illini hockey’s defeat follows big win

By Carson Gourdie, Staff Writer October 29, 2019

The Illini weren’t flying high into the Chicago Classic after losing four out of their last five games and registering losses to several of the top club hockey programs in the nation. Despite dropping...

Bobby Ernsting (24) faces off with a Lindenwood defender on Friday at the Ice Arena.

Illinois takes on Minot State in Chicago Classic

By Carson Gourdie, Staff Writer October 23, 2019

After dropping their last two games to the No. 3-ranked Lindenwood Lions, the Illini look to start fresh and put an end to their recent skid at the Chicago Classic, a two-game weekend tournament played...

Chance Homerin defends the puck as a Lindenwood defender attempts to gain possession at the Illinois Ice Arena on Oct. 18.

Lindenwood overpowers Illinois club hockey in weekend series

By Carson Gourdie, Staff Writer October 21, 2019

The Illinois club hockey team took on Lindenwood this weekend in a battle of two top-10 teams. However, the competition didn’t live up to the hype for the Illini. The opening game of the series was...

Drew Richter controls the puck during Illinois’ game against llinois State. The game took place on Feb. 2, 2018.

Illini split series against Bronchos

By Carson Gourdie, Contributing Writer October 14, 2019

Illinois traveled to Edmond to take on Central Oklahoma for a two-game series, its first road trip of the season. After two hard-fought battles, the Illini split the series, falling victim to the Bronchos...

Illinois forwards Stephen Quinn (7), Neil Novosel (14) and Drew Richter (10) watch their teammates during the Illinois vs. Lindenwood game at the Ice Arena on Friday, Jan. 18, 2019. Illinois lost  2-1.

Spartans fall from grace against Illini

By Carson Gourdie, Staff Writer October 7, 2019

Despite outscoring the Spartans 11-2 in regulation, Illinois (3-1) split its two-game series with Michigan State (3-1), winning the first game 10-1 before losing the second game in a shootout 2-1. The...

Thomas Kolaz gets ready to take a shot at Robert Morris’ goal at the Ice Arena on Nov. 2.
Majoring in community health, Kolaz aspires to run a hospital in the future.

Kolaz trains for championship season, career

By Carson Gourdie, Contributing Writer October 3, 2019

The buzz surrounding Illinois hockey is electric this season. Coming off of a winning season that was ended by champion Minot State, Illinois is confident it can get even better. With eight out of ten...

The Illinois Rugby team faces off against Michigan State on Saturday.

New coach, program conquer adversity

By Rachel Spencer, Assistant Sports Editor September 16, 2019

The Illinois men’s club rugby experienced a few setbacks at the start of head coach Joe Rasmus’ first year at the helm of the program. The Illini started the fall season in Belleville, Illinois, facing...

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