The Daily Illini

Illinois hockey embarrassed by Illinois State

By Cole Henke

November 1, 2015

The Illinois hockey team took care of business Friday night.Its game Saturday was a completely different story.Illinois State (5-9-1-1) ran Illinois (7-3-1-1) out of the rink Saturday with a 7-1 Redbirds win.The Redbirds were not supposed to be a challenge for the Illini. The Illini were ranked No. 13 in...

Illinois hockey prepares to face off against Oklahoma

Illinois' Joe Olen (31) looks for somebody to pass the puck to during the Ohio hockey game at the Ice Arena on Friday, October 24, 2014. The Illini won 2-1.

By Cole Henke

September 24, 2015

When Illinois hockey plays Oklahoma, bad memories tend to resurface with the veteran Illini.According to junior captain Austin Zima, whenever the team talks about the Sooners, the conversation always goes back to the 2014 ACHA tournament, when the Sooners eliminated the Illini.“They ground us into a...

Illinois hockey’s talented youth and defense sweep Spartans

Illinois' Joe Olen (31) deflects a shot away from the goal during round one of the CSCHL hockey tournament v. Iowa State at the Ice Arena on Friday, Feb. 20, 2015. Illinois won 2-1.

By Ethan Swanson

September 21, 2015

Head Illinois hockey coach Nick Fabbrini describes his team using many different adjectives — fast, resilient, talented — but the word “experienced” is not necessarily in that mix.Of the 27 players on the Illini’s active roster, 15 are either a sophomore or freshman, and only five of...