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No. 12 Illinois drops two-game series to No. 25 Iowa State

By Ken Kazarian, Staff Writer

January 26, 2020

Illinois hockey lost both games in a two-game series against Iowa State this weekend in a clash of two top-25 teams in the American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA). The weekend series was fueled by physical play but the Illini ultimately weren’t able to get the result they wanted; they lost th...

Hayes channels experience in new role with Illinois

Hayes channels experience in new role with Illinois

By Carson Gourdie, Staff Writer

December 10, 2019

Starting college is a huge step in anyone’s life. It’s the first time you’ve moved away from home, with no parents in sight. It’s the chance to be independent and make your own decisions. It’s the next big step after high school graduation. But for Illini hockey’s freshman forward Zach Hayes, ...

Illinois falls to Ohio to end win streak

By Carson Gourdie, Staff Writer

December 8, 2019

Before heading off for a month-long break, Illinois had one more obstacle to face: a weekend series with the No. 10-ranked Ohio Bobcats at the Big Pond. Behind stout defensive performances, physicality and clutch goals by both teams, the top-10 battle lived up to the hype with a series split. Friday night was me...

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. ...

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