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Illinois hockey hoping for a rebound year

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.
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...

Illini hockey underachieved throughout 2015-16 season

May 8, 2016

The Illinois hockey team seemed to have a stacked team on paper. Senior captain John Olen was returning for his final season at Illinois, where he has been labeled one of the best players in the history...

Illini Drive breaks down Blues vs. Blackhawks

Chicago Blackhawks right wing Patrick Kane (88) reacts after scoring against the Boston Bruins in the first period during Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals, Saturday, June 22, 2013, in Chicago.
April 11, 2016

Cristiano Simonetta from lastwordonsports.com breaks down the Chicago Blackhawks and St. Louis Blues playoff series. He talks about what each team needs to do if they want to advance in this year's...

Illinois hockey bounced from first round of nationals

March 4, 2016

Missed opportunities told the tale of the Illinois hockey team’s 5-3 loss to Syracuse in the opening round at nationals. The Illini fired 41 shots, but could not break down the wall that was Syracuse...

Hockey completes senior weekend sweep

February 28, 2016

Tweet: With goals from seniors Yoshi Shibata and Kyle Varzino, Illinois hockey beats Indiana Tech 5-2.By Lucas WrightStaff writerIt took a team effort Saturday night, but the Illinois hockey team completed...

Illinois hockey gears up for final homestand

February 24, 2016

The Illinois hockey team is looking for a win.The Illini will take the ice this weekend for their final home series of the year, coming off of a one-and-done showing at the CSCHL tournament. Fourth-seeded...

Hockey exits CSCHL Tournament, three individuals earn conference awards

Hockey exits CSCHL Tournament, three individuals earn conference awards
February 23, 2016

Tweet: [email protected] is able to boast the regular season MVP and two other skaters to first team all-conference after a bad loss in the CSCHL tournament. Last weekend was the first time this season...

Illinois hockey faces Robert Morris in first round of CSCHL tournament

Illinois' James Mcging fights off a defender during the game against Lindenwold University at the Ice Arena on Saturday, January 30. The Illini lost 4-1.
February 18, 2016

Tweet: [email protected] takes on Robert Morris University Friday in the opening round of the CSCHL tournament in Ames, Iowa. While Illinois is still looking for resume-building wins to potentially qualify...

Olen and Mcging produce back-to-back hat tricks

James Mcging and John Olen prepare for practice.
February 18, 2016

Last weekend had all the right conditions for the perfect Illinois offensive storm.Only one ranking point outside the field of 20 qualifying teams for the ACHA national tournament entering last Friday,...

Olen’s time with Illinois hockey is running out

February 16, 2016

#Illini hockey captain John Olen’s career is in waning hours After going down with an ankle injury in October, captain John Olen’s final season and the Illini's 2015-16 campaign became...

Olen nets hat trick in much-needed Illini hockey win

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....

Illini hockey needs big weekend vs. ISU

Illinois' James Mcging 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.
February 10, 2016

It’s Valentines Day weekend, and frustration, not love, is in the air for the Illinois hockey team, and time is running out to clear that air.There are two games left before the CSCHL tournament and...

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