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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 wins in the weekend series in hopes of leapfrogging the other in the standings.  The weekend games wi...

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 over the weekend. In their first year as a Division I program, the Huskies have struggled against the ...

Illini look for success in midst of injury

Illini look for success in midst of injury

November 15, 2019

The Illini hockey team is only three weekend series away from the half-way point in the season. The Illini were ranked No. 11 the pre-season rankings, adding to the buzz from last season’s success. When the American Collegiate Hockey Association released its list of rankings, the Illini were ranked No. 16...

Illinois splits victories with Iowa State

Illinois splits victories with Iowa State

By Carson Gourdie, Staff Writer

November 11, 2019

Illinois hockey headed to Ames, Iowa, this weekend to take on rival Iowa State. Playing in a smaller-than-regulation arena, defensive battles were in store for two teams looking to catch fire in the hearts of their schedules. In the first game on Friday night in Ames, both the Illini and the Cyclones...

Illini test defense against Cyclones

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 from freshman forward Zach Hayes, who scored four times, the Illini were able to dominate the Sai...

Illini hope to skate to victory

Illini hope to skate to victory

By Carson Gourdie, Staff Writer

November 2, 2019

“It’s not about how you start; it’s about how you finish.” A generic quote, granted, but one Illinois can definitely use to move on from losses piled up from potentially its toughest part of the schedule. Now, Illinois isn't on the brink of a lost season by any means, and it's still early....

Illini hockey’s defeat follows big win

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 the first game of the tournament to No. 3-ranked Minot State, Illinois bounced back in the finale o...

Illinois takes on Minot State in Chicago Classic

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 at Fifth Third Arena, the Chicago Blackhawks’ practice facility. But the tournament presents new...

Lindenwood overpowers Illinois club hockey in weekend series

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 a heavyweight bout, with both teams dishing out physical hits while still getting some shots on goal. ...

Illini split series against Bronchos

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 in game one before exacting revenge in game two. Both games featured an offensive shootout with...

Fabbrini leads program despite missing Division I status

Fabbrini leads program despite missing Division I status

By Carson Gourdie, Staff Writer

October 10, 2019

Competing at the Division I level comes with perks. It comes with new facilities, a larger talent pool and the opportunity for the University to strengthen its brand. After years of discussion, Illinois’ club hockey team may be on the verge of enjoying these perks. Illinois’ Department of Inter...

Spartans fall from grace against Illini

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 first game on Friday started off on a high note for the Illini. After back-to-back thrilling one-poin...

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