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Illini await Division I recognition after COVID-19 delays

Senior Jon Moskaluk advances towards the goal during the game against Robert Morris on Feb. 29. The Illini won 7-1.
September 10, 2020

The state of Illinois currently has zero Division I hockey programs. Eventually, that number will increase.  Josh Whitman and the Illinois athletic department are still planning to add a Division I program,...

Illinois falls to Lindenwood at conference championship

Senior Forward Jon Moskaluk advances the puck down the rink as two defenders move to intercept him during the match against Robert Morris University on Feb. 29
March 12, 2020

The Illinois hockey program hosted the Central States Collegiate Hockey League’s end-of-the-year conference championship last weekend. The tournament kicked off on Friday with a game between Iowa State...

Illini hockey prepares for CSCHL Tournament playoffs

Freshman forward Zack Hayes skates down the rink while guiding the puck during the match against Robert Morris University on Saturday. The Illini won the Senior Night game 7-1.
March 5, 2020

The Illini will play their first postseason game on Saturday in the Central States Collegiate Hockey League tournament playoffs against Ohio University in Champaign at 7:30 p.m. This tournament is crucial...

Illini to play last weekend series before playoffs

The Illini hockey team listens to the National Anthem before a game against Ohio University Dec. 6. The Illini anticipate an intense matchups against Davenport this weekend since the playoffs are right around the corner.
Team travels to Davenport for final three games of regular season
February 20, 2020

Hockey playoffs are right around the corner, which means contending teams, like Illinois, are trying to finish with wins and head into the playoffs on a hot streak. The Illini have high hopes heading into...

Lions drain Illini during weekend series

Illinois defenses Tyler Opilka (22) and Joe Nolan (27) defend the goal during the Illinois vs. Lindenwood game at the Ice Arena on Friday, Jan. 18, 2019. Illinois lost 2-1. Illinois will play Alabama this Friday and Saturday.
February 10, 2020

With time running out, Illinois knew it had to get aggressive to pull off the upset. With only a few seconds remaining, senior defensive man Chance Homerin avoided the Lindenwood defenders...

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

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...

Hayes channels experience in new role with Illinois

Hayes channels experience in new role with Illinois
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...

Illinois falls to Ohio to end win streak

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...

Illini hope to continue winning streak against Bobcats

Illini hope to continue winning streak against Bobcats
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...

Illini reign supreme against Huskies

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...

Illini look for success in midst of injury

Illinois forwards Stephen Quinn (7), Neil Novosel (14) and Drew Richter (10) watch their teammates during the Illinois vs. Lindenwood game at the University of Illinois Ice Arena on Jan. 18. Illinois lost 2-1.
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...

Illinois splits victories with Iowa State

Illinois splits victories with Iowa State
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...

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