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Fraternities co-host Gottheil Cup

Fraternities co-host Gottheil Cup

By Jared Farmer, Staff Writer

April 1, 2019


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

It’s 7 p.m. Saturday night at the Illinois Ice Arena, and for the first night in a long time, it’s relatively empty. After all, the Illinois hockey team’s season concluded after a loss to Minot State in Dallas just a week ago. For a brief moment, the ice on the rink shines like crystal, and th...

Illinois falls to No. 6 Minot State

Illinois falls to No. 6 Minot State

By Jared Farmer, Staff writer

March 25, 2019


Filed under Hockey, Men's Sports, Sports

The No. 11-seed Illinois men’s hockey team concluded its season with a loss to No. 6 Minot State in the first round of the ACHA Tournament. In what was the Illini’s fourth matchup against the Beavers this year, the Illini gave up an early lead that would set the tone for the rest of the win-or-go-...

Illini finish regular season hot, prep for tourney

Illini finish regular season hot, prep for tourney

By Jared Farmer, Staff writer

March 11, 2019


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

It’s a Saturday night in January at the Big Pond, and the Illini are suited up for a second match against the Midland University Warriors. It’s hardly a game to stress over. The Illini comfortably won their first match against the Warriors, with a convincing score of 5-0 the previous night. The sco...

‘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 ...

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