The Daily Illini

Illinois hockey completes sweep of Illinois State

By Ethan Swanson

February 14, 2016

Sitting a single point outside the 20 qualifying spots for the ACHA national tournament in March, Illinois (18-13-3) needed to win – and win big – against in-state rival Illinois State (12-22-4) Saturday.“There are three teams within a point ahead of us,” sophomore forward James Mcging said....

Illini hockey outmatch Rochester College in two-game sweep

John Olen takes a shot during the game against Western Michigan University at the Ice Arena on Saturday, Dec. 11.

By Ethan Swanson

January 25, 2016

In its first home series of 2016, Illinois (15-10-3) managed to net 11 goals over the weekend against Rochester College (12-13-1) compared to just seven goals over its last four games.Even more notable, the Illini didn’t have to rely on the usual sophomore duo of Eric Cruickshank and James Mcging to c...

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...

Illini of the Week Oct. 1: Jack Soneson

Jack Soneson is back on the ice after two years. 

By Daniel Dexter

October 1, 2014

In his first ever game at the Big Pond, left wing Jack Soneson looked right at home. He started the Illinois hockey team’s scoring barrage with a goal just a minute into the game. The goal prompted a steady chant of “It’s all your fault!” from the home crowd directed right at Michigan State goal...