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Olen nets hat trick in much-needed Illini hockey win

By Lucas Wright

February 13, 2016

Tweet: John Olen nets hat trick in @Illinihockey win over ISUAfter losing three straight games, the Illinois hockey team needed a win against Illinois State to bounce back and keep its season on track. In times like that, most teams look to their upperclassmen or captains to get the job done. En...

Illini hockey swept in Ohio

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.

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

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. Athletes and coaches are evaluated by individual performance and contribution to team success.To hear...

Illini hockey outmatch Rochester College in two-game sweep

John Olen takes a shot during the game against Western Michigan University at the Ice Arena on Saturday, Dec. 11.

By Ethan Swanson

January 25, 2016

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...

UI professor Holonyak wins 2015 Draper Prize

By Camille Murray and Abigale Svoboda

January 8, 2015

Engineering professor Nick Holonyak is one of five people awarded the 2015 Draper Prize for being pioneers of light-emitting diode, better known as LED, technology. Among the other recipients are two University almuni, George Craford and Russell Dupuis, who were also Holonyak’s students. Holonyak create...