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 Eric Cruickshank carries the puck up the ice during the game against Lindenwold University at the Ice Arena on Saturday, January 30. The Illini lost 4-1.

Illinois hockey hoping for a rebound year

By Stephen Cohn, Staff writer August 22, 2016

Illinois hockey is healthier and more experienced in 2016, after fighting through senior captain John Olen’s injuries last February. “Right now, the focus is baby steps,” junior forward Eric Cruickshank...

Illinois Eric Cruickshank carries the puck up the ice during the game against Lindenwold University at the Ice Arena on Saturday, January 30. The Illini lost 4-1.

Illinois hockey hits the road for rematch with Ohio

By Ethan Swanson February 4, 2016

This weekend marks the Illini hockey team’s last two games of conference play before the CSCHL tournament Feb. 19 — setting the stage for a rematch with major league implications.Friday, No. 16...

Illinois James McGing carries the puck up the ice during the game against Lindenwood University at the Ice Arena on Saturday. The Illini lost 4-1.

Time is running out on the Illini hockey season

By Lucas Wright February 1, 2016

Tweet: [email protected] look to close out season on high noteWith the end of its season on the horizon, the Illinois hockey team is making its final push before the CSCHL conference tournamentbr.The Illini...

Illinois Kyle Varzino (27) tries to keep the puck away from Ohio during the Ohio hockey game at the Ice Arena on Oct. 24. The Illini had a pair of matches this weekend against Aurora.

Illini hockey upsets No. 1 Lindenwood

By Lucas Wright January 30, 2016

The late chants of “overrated” from the Harassing Illini sealed it.The Illinois men’s hockey team took down No. 1 Lindenwood 4-2 on Friday with possibly its best showing of the year.Since the first...

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Illini of The Week Jan 27: James Mcging

By Ethan Swanson January 27, 2016

Tweet: This weeks IOTW is @IlliniHockey 's James Mcging #Illini Editor’s note: The Daily Illini sports desk sits down each week and decides which Illinois athlete or coach is our Illini of the Week....

Eric Cruickshank takes a shot during the game against Iowa State at the Ice Arena on Saturday, Nov. 14. Illinois lost 3-2 in a shootout.

Mcging takes on the scorer role for Illini hockey against Robert Morris

By Ethan Swanson December 8, 2015

Forwards James Mcging and Eric Cruickshank are no strangers to one another out on the ice. As linemates, the two have produced 51 points for the Illini this season.The set-up man Mcging boasts 19 assists...

Aaron Dusek takes a shot during the game against Indiana at the Ice Arena on Saturday, Nov. 6. Illinois won 5-2.

Illini hockey misses opportunity to jump to second in CSCHL

By Ethan Swanson December 7, 2015

The Illinois hockey team may have brought up more questions than it answered in its weekend series at Robert Morris University.The Illini (11-6-3) missed an opportunity to make a major move in the conference...

John Olen sends a pass across the ice during the game against Iowa State at the Ice Arena on Saturday, Nov. 14. Illinois lost 3-2 in a shootout.

Illinois reaches critical weekend for conference play

By Ethan Swanson December 3, 2015

Tweet: [email protected] looks to make a jump in the conference standings this weekend against Robert Morris UniversityThe Illinois hockey team had last weekend off due to the Thanksgiving holiday festivities...

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 splits shootouts with No. 2 Iowa State

By Ethan Swanson November 16, 2015

Before Illini hockey’s two-game home series against No. 2 Iowa StateJT, head coach Nick FabbriniJT said he hoped to ease senior captain John Olen back into the lineup after being out for five weeks with...

Olen’s return comes just in time to face No. 2 Iowa State

By Ethan Swanson November 12, 2015

For the first time in over a month, when Illinois (9-3-2) takes its home ice Friday night against CSCHL opponent No. 3 Iowa State (13-2-2), both Olen brothers will be wearing skates for the Illini.After...

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...

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