The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois since 1871

The Daily Illini

The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois since 1871

The Daily Illini

The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois since 1871

The Daily Illini

Illinois James Mcging (13) looks for an open pass during the game against Western Michigan University at the Ice Arena on Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015. Illinois won 4-3.

Illinois’ offense steps up to sweep Rochester College

By Ethan Swanson January 26, 2016

Tweet: [email protected] gets first sweep of 2016 behind an impressive offensive displayIllinois hockey had no problem finding the back of the net in last weekend’s sweep of Rochester College —...

Eric Cruickshank takes a shot during the game against Iowa State at the Ice Arena on Saturday, Nov. 14. Illinois lost 3-2 in a shootout.

Mcging takes on the scorer role for Illini hockey against Robert Morris

By Ethan Swanson December 8, 2015

Forwards James Mcging and Eric Cruickshank are no strangers to one another out on the ice. As linemates, the two have produced 51 points for the Illini this season.The set-up man Mcging boasts 19 assists...

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.

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

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...

Illinois hockey can’t afford to overlook Division II Indiana

By Ethan Swanson November 5, 2015

Whatever the Illinois hockey team found in its near-sweep of then-No. 2 Ohio University Bobcats Oct 23-24 seemed to be lost again after a brutal 7-1 loss to an Illinois State team that was ranked No. 40...

James Mcging shoots the puck during the game against Ohio University at the Ice Arena on Saturday, Oct. 24. Illinois lost 2-3 in a shootout.

McGing happy with being the assist man

By Cole Henke November 3, 2015

A wingman at a bar always looks to set up his friends. James McGing, one of Illinois hockey’s wingers, always looks to set up his teammates.McGing leads the Illini with 16 points this season, 14 of which...

Defenseman Austin Zima fires a shot on goal during the game against Ohio University at the Ice Arena on Saturday, October 24. Illinois lost 2-3 in the shootout.

With John Olen out, brother Joe and Co. step up for Illini hockey

By Ethan Swanson October 26, 2015

Prior to the Illini’s statement win against then ACHA No. 7 Ohio last Friday, if an Illinois fan heard the name “Olen”, one would most likely think it was a reference to senior captain John Olen,...

Portrait of Eric Cruickshank.

Illini of the Week Oct. 21: Eric Cruickshank

By Ethan Swanson October 20, 2015

Editor’s note: The Daily Illini sports desk sits down each week and decides which Illinois athlete or coach is our Illini of the week. Athletes and coaches are evaluated by individual performance and...

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