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Illini hockey swept in Ohio

Illini hockey swept in Ohio

By Ethan Swanson

February 7, 2016


Filed under Sports

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 schedule is the Redbirds.That is the only similarity between Illinois’ (16-12-3) two se...

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


Filed under Sports

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


Filed under Sports

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


Filed under Sports

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


Filed under Sports

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...