The Daily Illini

Illinois hockey welcoming back big-name players

James Mcging puts a shot on goal during the game against Indiana at the Ice Arena on Saturday, Nov. 6. Illinois won 5-2.

By Cole Henke

November 9, 2015

After several weeks of playing without multiple key players, the Illinois hockey team seems to be getting over its injury bug.Captain John Olen, forward Mike Fischer, center Josh Belmont, defensemen Austin Zima and winger Kyle Varzino are all planning on returning to the ice this weekend against Iowa...

Friday night smackdown: Illini hockey gets rough

Tadayoshi Shibata stretches to block a shot during the game against Ohio University at the Ice Arena on Friday, Oct. 23. Illinois won 2-0.

By Cole Henke

November 2, 2015

During Friday’s game between Illinois and Illinois State, a player from both sides got disqualified from playing in Saturday’s game for fighting.Illinois’s Yoshi ShibataCC and Illinois State’s Luke MorinCC scrapped in the corner after a boarding call on Illinois State. Head coach Nick FabbriniCC w...

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...