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Illinois hockey completes sweep of Illinois State

February 14, 2016

Sitting a single point outside the 20 qualifying spots for the ACHA national tournament in March, Illinois (18-13-3) needed to win – and win big – against in-state rival Illinois State (12-22-4)...

Illinois’ offense steps up to sweep Rochester College

Illinois' James Mcging (13) looks for an open pass during the game against Western Michigan University at the Ice Arena on Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015. Illinois won 4-3.
January 25, 2016

Tweet: [email protected] gets first sweep of 2016 behind an impressive offensive displayIllinois hockey had no problem finding the back of the net in last weekend’s sweep of Rochester College —...

Illinois hockey splits shootouts with No. 2 Iowa State

November 15, 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...

With John Olen out, brother Joe and Co. step up for Illini hockey

Defenseman Austin Zima fires a shot on goal during the game against Ohio University at the Ice Arena on Saturday, October 24. Illinois lost 2-3 in the shootout.
October 26, 2015

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,...

Illini of the Week Oct. 21: Eric Cruickshank

Portrait of Eric Cruickshank.
October 20, 2015

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...

By any other name: Illinois hockey nicknames

October 7, 2015

Talking to Illinois hockey players can be confusing for somebody who hasn’t been around the team much.Most of the players refer to each other by nicknames. Some are just shortened versions of the players’...

A conversation with an Illini: Austin Zima

A conversation with an Illini: Austin Zima
September 29, 2015

As smooth as he is on the ice, apparently he’s even smoother on the dance floor — Illini defenseman Austin Zima sat down to talk with me about everything from my flow to his beard.Kevin McCarthy:...

Illinois hockey picking up where it left off

August 17, 2015

It took a few rough patches before Illinois hockey was able to adjust and come together at the end of last season. This season, the team is looking to skip the growing pains.The Illini went 8-9 in the...

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