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Illinois hockey gearing up for second-half run

By Ethan Swanson

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 first half of the Illinois hockey season has not been a failure by any measure, but there is a se...

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

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

By Cole Henke

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 the basket stanchion a few times. For a couple of Illinois hockey players, a nice cup of joe doe...

By any other name: Illinois hockey nicknames

By Cole Henke

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’ last names, and sometimes they are hard to decipher. Some have good stories behind them.Some...

Illinois hockey looks for win in Chicago this weekend

Illinois hockey looks for win in Chicago this weekend

By Ethan Swanson

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 for the past three seasons.The Illini’s opponent, however, is one they have very little experience wit...

Illinois Hockey swept by Oklahoma in first road games

Illinois Hockey swept by Oklahoma in first road games

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 to open season against Michigan State

Illinois hockey to open season against Michigan State

By Ethan Swanson

September 17, 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, to take on the Jr. Blues — a Tier II Junior A team of the North American Hockey League — f...