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‘When we come together, we’re 100 percent’

‘When we come together, we’re 100 percent’

By Jared Farmer, Staff Writer

February 21, 2019


Filed under Club Sports, Hockey, Sports

It’s 9:30 p.m. on a Tuesday. The University of Illinois Ice Arena is still filled with youth hockey players. The Illini hockey team finished practicing hours ago, and by this time, the youth practice is starting to wrap up, too. Parents have already arrived, all of whom are waiting to bring their kid...

Illinois faces off against Ohio in two close games

Illinois faces off against Ohio in two close games

By Jared Farmer, Staff writer

February 11, 2019


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

Friday’s first period set the tone for what became a tight defensive contest between Illinois and Ohio. After a scoreless first 10 minutes, the Bobcats got on the board with a shot into the Illini net at the 9:19 mark. Ohio freshman Ryan Higgins and Illinois sophomore Jack Healy were both sent to the pen...

Team reflects on games to develop offensive strategies

Team reflects on games to develop offensive strategies

February 4, 2019


Filed under Club Sports, Hockey

The Illini hockey team exchanged victories in two bouts against Minot State at home last weekend. After a late run to seal an Illini win on Friday, the Beavers rallied back on Saturday for redemption. The Illini had an explosive first minute in Friday’s matchup, capped off by a goal from sophomore ...

Freshman Ryba already leading the way for Illini hockey

Freshman Ryba already leading the way for Illini hockey

By Jared Farmer, Staff writer

January 31, 2019


Filed under Club Sports, Hockey, Men's Sports, Sports, Sports Top Stories

Kacper Ryba was a freshman who initially was just trying to impress in tryouts for the Illini Club Hockey Team. “I just wanted to make it,” Ryba said. “I was worried night after night about getting a spot.” During tryouts, Ryba began to closely connect with junior Bobby Ernsting as well as ot...

Illini focus on skills following Lions loss

Illini focus on skills following Lions loss

By Jared Farmer, Staff Writer

January 22, 2019


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

The Illini club hockey team suffered back-to-back losses in heartbreaking fashion to Lindenwood. In what was some of the team's best play this season, Illinois did what most teams normally fail to do against Lindenwood: remain in a position to steal the win. “I thought that at our first matchup ...

Illinois allows late-game goals, drops two

Illinois allows late-game goals, drops two

December 3, 2018


Filed under Club Sports

In two matches, both decided late in the third period, the Illinois club hockey team suffered back-to-back losses against Davenport. The Illini got on the board early during Friday’s match, with sophomore Thomas Kolaz’s first goal of the evening three minutes into the first period. However, after ...

Illini hockey gives back to community with teddy bear toss

Illini hockey gives back to community with teddy bear toss

By Jared Farmer, Staff Writer

November 29, 2018


Filed under Club Sports

December is only days away, but Illini Hockey is already getting into the spirit of giving. In the series opener against Davenport on Friday, the Illini will host their own teddy bear toss. “Each one has netted us over 200 animals each weekend, so it’s been really successful from that standpoint,” ...

Team recovers from multiple injuries

Team recovers from multiple injuries

By Jared Farmer, Staff writer

November 15, 2018


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

The injury bug has hit the Illini club hockey team. “It’s pretty tough. We haven’t been able to field a full roster for most of the season,” said head coach Nick Fabbrini. “We’ve had guys out who are key contributors out with injuries. They happen all the time in hockey, so we certainly d...

Illinois splits weekend matchup

Illinois splits weekend matchup

By Jared Farmer, Staff Writer

November 5, 2018


Filed under Club Sports, Men's Sports, Sports

The Illinois Hockey team traded wins against Robert Morris at the Big Pond over the weekend. Coming off two losses against Lindenwood, the recovering Illini squad came in looking to get back on track Friday. “I thought we played a pretty strong game on Friday. It took us a little while to really get ...

Club team continues to expand, strives to compete

By Jonah Pérez, Staff Writer

October 29, 2018


Filed under Club Sports, Cross Country, Men's Sports, Sports

The Illinois cross country club team represents the University at National Intercollegiate Running Club Association competitions and occasionally races at NCAA competitions, too. The club team was originally created to help serious runners train to try out for Illinois’ Division I team, but it...

Men’s club volleyball bonds as they prepare for the season

Men’s club volleyball bonds as they prepare for the season

By JJ Kim, Contributing Writer

October 17, 2018


Filed under Club Sports, Men's Sports, Sports, Top Stories

The Illinois men's volleyball team may not be an official division one team, but much like one, the team treats its newest members with a warm welcome.  Rookies have to sing during warm ups, giving players a chance to show off their voices before they take the court.  “We’ve sung ‘Hak...

Illinois competes at League of Legends College Championship

Illinois competes at League of Legends College Championship

By Gavin Good, Staff writer

June 9, 2018


Filed under Club Sports, Sports

Coming into this week’s League of Legends College Championship, few would have expected No. 8 seed Illinois to make much noise. The Illini came in rather unheralded and without the funding or scholarships many national e-sport powers have, but that hasn’t affected the team’s ability to get result...

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