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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 to face top team in weekend matchup

Illinois to face top team in weekend matchup

By Jared Farmer, Staff writer

January 17, 2019


Filed under Hockey, Men's Sports, Sports

Illini hockey will be put to the test this weekend with a showdown against Lindenwood University at the University of Illinois Ice Arena. Lindenwood has been a juggernaut in the ACHA the entire season. The Lions remain undefeated at 16-0 and have emerged as the top team in the nation. The team has sco...

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...

Team sweeps weekend series versus Crimson Tide

Team sweeps weekend series versus Crimson Tide

By Jared Farmer, Staff writer

November 12, 2018


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

The Illini hockey team withstood “the Tide” as it swept its weekend series against Alabama. Hosted at the UI Ice Arena, the Illini held the Crimson Tide to just three goals on the weekend. Illinois wasted no time setting the tone for Friday’s matchup. Sophomore Drew Richter was the first goal-s...

Illini hockey swept by Lindenwood

Illini hockey swept by Lindenwood

By Jared Farmer, Staff Writer

October 31, 2018


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

It was a tough weekend for Illini Hockey as the team dropped its two games against Lindenwood University. On Friday, the Lions scored first midway through the opening period on a power play, courtesy of Aapo Nurminen. The Illini responded nearly two minutes later with a goal from Kacper Ryba to tie ...

Illinois sweeps weekend contest

Illinois sweeps weekend contest

By Jared Farmer, Staff Writer

October 22, 2018


Filed under Hockey, Men's Sports, Sports

After two intense games that came down to the wire, the Illini swept the No. 7 Bronchos. “This weekend, tonight especially, you could see a lot of the guys get frustrated with some of the stuff going on away from the play, but I think we did a good job sticking to our game and our process,” said ...

Illini look to learn from recent losses

Illini look to learn from recent losses

By Jared Farmer, Staff Writer

October 18, 2018


Filed under Hockey, Men's Sports, Sports

The road wasn’t friendly to the Illini hockey team this past weekend. Going into last Thursday’s match against Minot State, the Illini held on to their No. 3 overall ranking in the ACHA but came out of the weekend with three straight losses to the Minot State Beavers and the Jamestown Jimmies. ...

Fabbrini added to national team staff

Fabbrini added to national team staff

By Miles Powers-Huang, Assistant Sports Editor

October 8, 2018


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

For Illini hockey head coach Nick Fabbrini, there is no place like home, but soon enough he will be 5,791 miles away. Fabbrini was recently named an assistant coach for the 2019 U.S. Men’s National University Hockey Team. He will help the team during the 2019 Winter World University Games, taking...

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