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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...

Kolaz trains for championship season, career

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 of their returning scorers back for another season, the Illini are expecting to compete at championships. A...

Illini overcome Redbirds 3-2 in overtime during season opener

Illini overcome Redbirds 3-2 in overtime during season opener

By Carson Gourdie, Contributing Writer

September 30, 2019

Although the team made it harder than it had to be, in the end, the result Illinois hockey wanted still came: a season-opening victory over Illinois State. Behind an incredibly strong defensive performance and a clutch goal from junior forward Thomas Kolaz in overtime, the Illini (1-0) were able to h...

Illini hockey looks forward to season

Illini hockey looks forward to season

By Kelly Johnson, Editor-in-Cheif

September 25, 2019

The Illini club hockey team will open its 2019-2020 season against Illinois State Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Illinois Ice Arena.  The Illini are looking forward to their season opener, feeling confident their hard work in practice will translate to beating the Redbirds. This year's practices have be...

Fraternities co-host Gottheil Cup

Fraternities co-host Gottheil Cup

By Jared Farmer, Staff Writer

April 1, 2019

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

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

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

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

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...

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