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Illinois hockey welcoming back big-name players

Illinois hockey welcoming back big-name players

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...

Illinois hockey tries to recover from the loss of Olen

Illinois hockey tries to recover from the loss of Olen

By Cole Henke

October 19, 2015

The Illinois hockey team was without its captain this weekend against Robert Morris.Senior forward John Olen is expected to miss 4-6 weeks with a broken ankle that he suffered against Alabama two weeks ago. Not having Olen on the ice was noticeably different for the Illini players.Olen recorded two points in ...

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...