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Illinois’ offense steps up to sweep Rochester College

Illinois’ offense steps up to sweep Rochester College

By Ethan Swanson

January 26, 2016


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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 — notching 6-3 and 5-2 wins, respectivelyRB.With top-tier scorers like sophomores Eric Cruickshank a...

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

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

By Ethan Swanson

December 8, 2015


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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 on the season while the usual recipient of Mcging’s dimes, Cruickshank, has netted 16 goals. Both lead t...

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

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

By Cole Henke

November 17, 2015


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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 can’t afford to overlook Division II Indiana

By Ethan Swanson

November 5, 2015


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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 out of only 55 teams in the Division I tier of the ACHA.With the Illini (7-5) struggling to prove their legitimac...

McGing happy with being the assist man

McGing happy with being the assist man

By Cole Henke

November 3, 2015


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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 are assists. He and Eric Cruickshank (13 points) are the only two players on the Illini with 10 or mor...

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

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

By Ethan Swanson

October 26, 2015


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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, the Illini’s scoring leader last season.Last weekend, however, little brother Joe was the Olen t...

Illini of the Week Oct. 21: Eric Cruickshank

Illini of the Week Oct. 21: Eric Cruickshank

By Ethan Swanson

October 20, 2015


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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 contribution to team success.If Eric Cruickshank hadn’t been involved in Illinois hockey’s weekended serie...