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 Joey Caprio goes for a pass during round one of the CSCHL hockey tournament v. Iowa State at the Ice Arena on Friday, Feb. 20, 2015. Illinois won 2-1.

Illini hockey swept in Ohio

By Ethan Swanson February 7, 2016

When the Illinois hockey team last faced Ohio on Oct. 23-24, the following week it took on Illinois State. After this past weekend’s road series with the Bobcats, the next foe on the Illini’s...

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,...

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