The Daily Illini

Illinois hockey gearing up for second-half run

By Ethan Swanson

December 9, 2015

Tweet: Illinois Hockey has been inconsistent so far this season #IlliniBy Ethan SwansonStaff writerEditor’s note: This story’s publication was before Illinois played Western Michigan on Dec. 11-12.The first half of the Illinois hockey season has not been a failure by any measure, but there is a se...

The club within a club: Illinois hockey’s Coffee Club

Aaron Dusek carries the puck up the ice during the game at the Ice Arena against Iowa State on Friday, November 13. Illinois won 4-3 in a shootout.

By Cole Henke

November 17, 2015

A lot of athletes have some sort of pregame ritual that gets them focused and relaxed before a game. LeBron James will sit down and read a book in the locker room. Kevin Garnett bangs his head against the basket stanchion a few times. For a couple of Illinois hockey players, a nice cup of joe doe...

Illinois Hockey hopes to avoid slip up against Illinois State

By Cole Henke

October 28, 2015

Illinois hockey is nationally ranked in the ACHA and has an established spot in the CSCHL conference. Its opponent this weekend is not in the same boat.This is Illinois State’s (4-8-1-1) first year as a Division I club program. Right now, it acts as an independent team. The Redbirds look to join th...

Illinois hockey looks for win in Chicago this weekend

Illinois' Eric Cruickshank (15) makes a short pass during the CSCHL Playoffs semi-finals v. Ohio University at the Ice Arena on Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015. Illinois lost 3-5.

By Ethan Swanson

September 30, 2015

Playing in Chicago at Johnny’s Ice House, the practice facility of the Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks, is nothing new for the Illinois hockey team — as they have hosted a series there for the past three seasons.The Illini’s opponent, however, is one they have very little experience wit...

Illinois Hockey swept by Oklahoma in first road games

Illinois' John Olen (16) manuevers the puck down the rink during the hockey game vs. Robert Morris at the Ice Arena on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. The Illini lost 4-3.

By Cole Henke

September 27, 2015

Illinois Hockey was very confused when it left Norman, Oklahoma, this weekend.The Illini (2-1-1-0) played right with the Sooners (2-1-1-0) in the first game on Friday night. Matching Oklahoma’s physicality, Illinois tied the game late and sent it to overtime with a goal from senior forward John Ole...

A sports columnist’s mailbag: Welcoming baseball season

Chicago White Sox pitcher Jeff Samardzija delivers a pitch during the first inning of their spring training game against the Oakland Athletics on Sunday, at Hohokam Stadium in Mesa, Ariz. 

April 7, 2015

Ryan asks: What are you most excited about for the White Sox this season? The White Sox made tons of moves after another disappointing 2014 season. They signed first baseman Adam LaRoche, traded for pitcher Jeff Samardzija, signed closer David Robertson and outfielder Melky Cabrera to name a few.  Thi...