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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...

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...

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.
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...

Illini hockey upsets No. 1 Lindenwood

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.
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...

Illinois hockey gearing up for second-half run

December 9, 2015

Tweet: Illinois Hockey has been inconsistent so far this season #IlliniBy Ethan SwansonStaff writerEditor’s note: This story’s publication was before Illinois played Western Michigan on Dec. 11-12.The...

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...

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

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

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...

Illini of the week Oct. 28: Joe Olen

Illini of the week Oct. 28:  Joe Olen
October 27, 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...

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,...

Shutout and shootout help Illini hockey to statement weekend

Illinois left wing Eric Cruickshank takes a shot during Saturday's game against Ohio University at the Ice Arena. Cruickshank had both Illini goals during the game but missed his shootout attempt. Illinois lost in the shootout 2-3 but split the two game series 1-1.
October 25, 2015

Prior to last weekend, Illinois was a team still searching to justify its No. 13 ranking in the ACHA preseason poll.With early injuries to key players Aaron Dusek, Joey Caprio and last season’s point...

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