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Team recovers from multiple injuries

Team recovers from multiple injuries

By Jared Farmer, Staff writer

November 15, 2018


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

The injury bug has hit the Illini club hockey team. “It’s pretty tough. We haven’t been able to field a full roster for most of the season,” said head coach Nick Fabbrini. “We’ve had guys out who are key contributors out with injuries. They happen all the time in hockey, so we certainly d...

Team sweeps weekend series versus Crimson Tide

Team sweeps weekend series versus Crimson Tide

By Jared Farmer, Staff writer

November 12, 2018


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

The Illini hockey team withstood “the Tide” as it swept its weekend series against Alabama. Hosted at the UI Ice Arena, the Illini held the Crimson Tide to just three goals on the weekend. Illinois wasted no time setting the tone for Friday’s matchup. Sophomore Drew Richter was the first goal-s...

Illini hockey swept by Lindenwood

Illini hockey swept by Lindenwood

By Jared Farmer, Staff Writer

October 31, 2018


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

It was a tough weekend for Illini Hockey as the team dropped its two games against Lindenwood University. On Friday, the Lions scored first midway through the opening period on a power play, courtesy of Aapo Nurminen. The Illini responded nearly two minutes later with a goal from Kacper Ryba to tie ...

Illinois sweeps weekend contest

Illinois sweeps weekend contest

By Jared Farmer, Staff Writer

October 22, 2018


Filed under Hockey, Men's Sports, Sports

After two intense games that came down to the wire, the Illini swept the No. 7 Bronchos. “This weekend, tonight especially, you could see a lot of the guys get frustrated with some of the stuff going on away from the play, but I think we did a good job sticking to our game and our process,” said ...

Illini look to learn from recent losses

Illini look to learn from recent losses

By Jared Farmer, Staff Writer

October 18, 2018


Filed under Hockey, Men's Sports, Sports

The road wasn’t friendly to the Illini hockey team this past weekend. Going into last Thursday’s match against Minot State, the Illini held on to their No. 3 overall ranking in the ACHA but came out of the weekend with three straight losses to the Minot State Beavers and the Jamestown Jimmies. ...

Fabbrini added to national team staff

Fabbrini added to national team staff

By Miles Powers-Huang, Assistant Sports Editor

October 8, 2018


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

For Illini hockey head coach Nick Fabbrini, there is no place like home, but soon enough he will be 5,791 miles away. Fabbrini was recently named an assistant coach for the 2019 U.S. Men’s National University Hockey Team. He will help the team during the 2019 Winter World University Games, taking...

Team honors alumni with new jerseys

By Jared Farmer, Staff Writer

October 4, 2018


Filed under Hockey, Men's Sports, Sports

Every team has a way of honoring its history and former players. For the Illini club hockey team, this means wearing history on its sleeves. The Illini usually come out with a new jersey every one to two seasons. This past weekend, in its trouncing of Michigan State, Illinois debuted a new third alterna...

Hockey dominates MSU

Hockey dominates MSU

By Jared Farmer, Staff Writer

October 1, 2018


Filed under Hockey, Men's Sports, Sports

Throughout its recent playing history, Michigan State hockey has been outclassed by Illinois, and this past weekend was no exception. In what was a strong opening to the season, the Illinois men’s club hockey team improved to 2-0 after defeating Michigan State in back-to-back matches, winning 10-3...

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...

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