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Illinois Hockey swept by Oklahoma in first road games

Illinois' John Olen (16) manuevers the puck down the rink during the hockey game vs. Robert Morris at the Ice Arena on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. The Illini lost 4-3.

By Cole Henke

September 27, 2015

Illinois Hockey was very confused when it left Norman, Oklahoma, this weekend.The Illini (2-1-1-0) played right with the Sooners (2-1-1-0) in the first game on Friday night. Matching Oklahoma’s physicality, Illinois tied the game late and sent it to overtime with a goal from senior forward John Ole...

Illinois hockey prepares to face off against Oklahoma

Illinois' Joe Olen (31) looks for somebody to pass the puck to during the Ohio hockey game at the Ice Arena on Friday, October 24, 2014. The Illini won 2-1.

By Cole Henke

September 24, 2015

When Illinois hockey plays Oklahoma, bad memories tend to resurface with the veteran Illini.According to junior captain Austin Zima, whenever the team talks about the Sooners, the conversation always goes back to the 2014 ACHA tournament, when the Sooners eliminated the Illini.“They ground us into a...

Illinois hockey’s talented youth and defense sweep Spartans

Illinois' Joe Olen (31) deflects a shot away from the goal 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

September 21, 2015

Head Illinois hockey coach Nick Fabbrini describes his team using many different adjectives — fast, resilient, talented — but the word “experienced” is not necessarily in that mix.Of the 27 players on the Illini’s active roster, 15 are either a sophomore or freshman, and only five of...

Illinois hockey finishes just short of goals

By Daniel Dexter

May 10, 2015

For the Illinois hockey team, the road to a successful season ended too early.The team finished with a 25-16-1 record and earned a berth in the ACHA national tournament, but were were eliminated  in the second round by rival Robert Morris. LBIllinois started the season by winning 12 of its first 17 gam...

Kristin Williamson for state representative

October 27, 2014

I write to endorse Kristin Williamson for state representative in the 103rd District.  In spite of the demands of being a single mother, Kristin worked her way through Parkland College and became a graduate of the University of Illinois. She is now the Director of Public Relations at Benefit Planni...

Illini of the Week Oct. 22: Joe Olen

Illini goalie enables a win for the team, preventing 26 attempted goals by Michigan-Dearborn.

By Daniel Dexter

October 22, 2014

Goalie Joe Olen needed his teammates to bail him out. Midway through the third period, the Illinois hockey team found itself down by two goals against Michigan-Dearborn at the Illinois Ice Arena. Then with less than four minutes to go in the game, the Illini clawed their way back. Defenseman Austin Z...

Illinois hockey struggles with consistency, tough schedule

Coach Nick Fabbrini talks to his team during a break in the 2nd period in a 6-3 win against Indiana Saturday night at the Ice Arena.

By Sean Neumann

May 14, 2014

The 2013-14 Illini hockey season had high expectations for a team that struggled to find consistency throughout the year.  Nick Fabbrini’s second year as head coach saw his team end the season 22-18-2 after getting knocked out in the second round of the ACHA tournament and balancing one of the tou...

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