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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...

The club within a club: Illinois hockey’s Coffee Club

Aaron Dusek carries the puck up the ice during the game at the Ice Arena against Iowa State on Friday, November 13. Illinois won 4-3 in a shootout.
November 17, 2015

A lot of athletes have some sort of pregame ritual that gets them focused and relaxed before a game. LeBron James will sit down and read a book in the locker room. Kevin Garnett bangs his head against...

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’...

Illinois hockey looks for win in Chicago this weekend

Illinois' Eric Cruickshank (15) makes a short pass during the CSCHL Playoffs semi-finals v. Ohio University at the Ice Arena on Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015. Illinois lost 3-5.
September 30, 2015

Playing in Chicago at Johnny’s Ice House, the practice facility of the Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks, is nothing new for the Illinois hockey team — as they have hosted a series there...

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.
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 hockey to open season against Michigan State

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.
September 16, 2015

The Illinois hockey team enters Friday’s home-opener 0-0-0, and no one is more thankful for a clean slate than the Illini players and coaches.Last weekend, the Illini traveled to Springfield, Illinois,...

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