The Daily Illini

Illinois hockey completes sweep of Illinois State

By Ethan Swanson

February 14, 2016


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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

Illini hockey outmatch Rochester College in two-game sweep

By Ethan Swanson

January 25, 2016


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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

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...

Illini of the Week Oct. 1: Jack Soneson

Illini of the Week Oct. 1: Jack Soneson

By Daniel Dexter

October 1, 2014


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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...