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Hockey exits CSCHL Tournament, three individuals earn conference awards

Hockey exits CSCHL Tournament, three individuals earn conference awards

By Ethan Swanson

February 24, 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 that the Illinois hockey team didn’t play two games. Robert Morris University knocked out ...

Illinois hockey faces Robert Morris in first round of CSCHL tournament

Illinois hockey faces Robert Morris in first round of CSCHL tournament

By Ethan Swanson

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 for the ACHA national tournament in March, its position in the CSCHL tournament was decided nearly t...

Olen and Mcging produce back-to-back hat tricks

Olen and Mcging produce back-to-back hat tricks

By Ethan Swanson

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, the Illini needed a substantial goal differential to win a potential tiebreaker — if the Illin...

Olen’s time with Illinois hockey is running out

By Lucas Wright

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 filled with uncertainties.How would the team play without its captain at full capacity?How long would the injury affect him ...

Illinois hockey completes sweep of Illinois State

By Ethan Swanson

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) Saturday.“There are three teams within a point ahead of us,” sophomore forward James Mcging said....

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 needs big weekend vs. ISU

Illini hockey needs big weekend vs. ISU

By Lucas Wright

February 11, 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 this is the Illini’s last weekend to play their way into the national tournament. They’re coming off one o...

Time is running out on the Illini hockey season

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 sit 12 points back of the first-place Lindenwood Lionsbr in the conference standings and are out of ...

Illini hockey upsets No. 1 Lindenwood

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 puck drop, it was clear the game would be a battle for the entire 60 minutes. Each team struggled ...

Illini prepare for matchup with No. 1 Lindenwood

Illini prepare for matchup with No. 1 Lindenwood

By Lucas Wright

January 27, 2016

A tall task lies ahead this weekend for the Illinois hockey team.The No. 15 Illini will meet the Lindenwood Lions on Friday night for their first opportunity to knock off a No. 1 ranked team in the nation. Lindenwood jumped two spots to hold the top ranking after sweeping Oklahoma last week.Even though t...

Illini of The Week Jan 27: James Mcging

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...

Illinois’ offense steps up to sweep Rochester College

Illinois’ offense steps up to sweep Rochester College

By Ethan Swanson

January 26, 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 — notching 6-3 and 5-2 wins, respectivelyRB.With top-tier scorers like sophomores Eric Cruickshank a...

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