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Illini fall short in ACHA title game

Illini fall short in ACHA title game

March 15, 2018


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

For a moment it seemed like the roller coaster season of the Illinois men’s hockey team had one last thrill in it against Adrian College. Instead, the ride was over, and the Illini will return home with a second place finish in the ACHA national tournament after falling 8-1. David Kellner scored...

Fabbrini leads Illini back to ACHA playoffs

Fabbrini leads Illini back to ACHA playoffs

By Brian Binz, Staff writer

March 8, 2018


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

The last time the Illinois men’s hockey team made the CSCHL title game, Nick Fabbrini wasn’t the main man behind the boards. Back in 2009, Fabbrini was a graduate assistant the year after they won the CSCHL when he was a senior on the team. Now it’s just him behind the Illini’s first trip...

A senior night victory

A senior night victory

By Danielle Williams, Staff Writer

February 19, 2018


Filed under Hockey, Men's Sports, Sports

The Illini hockey team began its senior-night series with a senior goal. On Friday night, Illini senior James McGing was the first to put his team on the board against the Robert Morris Eagles in the opening frame. The forward has collected 52 goals and 104 assists in the four years he has played fo...

Illinois men’s hockey gets overtime split at Ohio

Illinois men’s hockey gets overtime split at Ohio

By Brian Binz, Staff writer

February 12, 2018


Filed under Hockey, Men's Sports, Sports

Another Saturday road overtime for the Illinois men’s hockey team meant one thing: It was time for Joey Ritondale to do his thing. Ritondale scored the game-winning goal with under a minute to go in overtime to give No. 5-ranked Illinois a split on the road against No. 4-ranked Ohio this we...

Richter finding his speed for men’s hockey

Richter finding his speed for men’s hockey

By Brian Binz, Staff Writer

February 5, 2018


Filed under Hockey, Men's Sports, Sports

One year ago, he was out of hockey. This year, Drew Richter is leading the Illinois men’s hockey team in goals. Is it surprising? Not to coach Nick Fabbrini. “I knew coming in that with his speed and with his shot he could be a real weapon, especially on our ice,” Fabbrini said. Last year, Richter...

Barnhart shuts out Redbirds

Barnhart shuts out Redbirds

By Danielle Williams, Staff writer

February 5, 2018


Filed under Hockey, Men's Sports, Sports

Backup goaltender Jake Barnhart had the weekend of his career, picking up his first career shutout for the Illinois hockey team. Barnhart saved a total of 20 shots on goal against the Illinois State Redbirds to lead the team to a record of 5-0 for wins this season. “He looked good in practice all...

Defense leads Illinois hockey to weekend sweep

Defense leads Illinois hockey to weekend sweep

By Brian Binz, Staff writer

January 29, 2018


Filed under Hockey, Men's Sports, Sports

After getting swept at home by Jamestown last week, Illinois hockey knew if it was going to get back on track, its defense would need to step up. And that it did. The Illinois defensemen scored three goals, including the overtime game-winner from Joe Ritondale. The Illini picked up five of a possibl...

Illinois falls to Lindenwood in split series

Illinois falls to Lindenwood in split series

By Danielle Williams, Staff writer

December 4, 2017


Filed under Hockey, Men's Sports, Sports

Early in the season, Lindenwood broke Illinois' undefeated record with a split series. Unfortunately for the Illini, the same result occurred after this weekend’s series. The Illini had a slow start as the Lions struck early in the first period. Jordan Klimovsky scored the first goal of the serie...

Lindonwood breaks Illinois undefeated season

Lindonwood breaks Illinois undefeated season

By Erich Fisher, Staff writer

October 30, 2017


Filed under Hockey, Men's Sports, Sports

Illinois hockey split its weekend series against Lindenwood, suffering its first loss of the season but still acquiring point majority thanks to an overtime loss and a win in the series finale. Game one went to Lindenwood, as the Lions defeated the Illini in a 3-2 shootout. The Illini found themselve...

Illinois hockey to face first real road test with Lindenwood

Illinois hockey to face first real road test with Lindenwood

By Erich Fisher, Staff writer

October 26, 2017


Filed under Hockey, Men's Sports, Sports

After securing an 8-0 start to the season, the Illinois hockey team will be traveling to Wentzville, Missouri, to square off against the Lindenwood Lions this weekend. The Lions are boasting an impressive record of their own so far this year, sitting at 9-2-0 overall and 1-1-0  in conference. Linde...

New 3-on-3 overtime brings mixed reactions from Illinois hockey

New 3-on-3 overtime brings mixed reactions from Illinois hockey

By Erich Fisher, Staff writer

October 23, 2017


Filed under Hockey, Men's Sports, Sports

The American Collegiate Hockey Association announced this summer that 3-on-3 hockey was going to take over overtime play. This news got mixed reactions from the players and coaches of the Illinois hockey team. Illinois coach Nick Fabbrini was one of the opponents of the rule change and let his disapproval...

Illini of the Week: Andrew Richter

Illini of the Week: Andrew Richter

October 19, 2017


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

Freshman forward Drew Richter was simply playing defense along the right boards when a McKendree Bearcats’ turnover gave him his best scoring opportunity of the night. The puck bounced off the stick of a Bearcats defenseman at the Illini’s blue line. Richter took notice and was off to the races w...

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