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Alex Crowe

Alex Crowe, Assistant Sports Editor

Alex Crowe covers NIU Hockey and is the assistant sports editor for the Northern Star. He is a senior transfer student at NIU majoring in journalism and minoring in sports journalism.

Outside of the Star, he plays for the NIU varsity VALORANT team. He also works as a Level 4 Illinois Hockey Officials Association referee, working all levels of hockey in the state of Illinois. He is a major fan of Chicago sports teams such as the Blackhawks, Bears and Cubs.

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Sophomore forward Lucas Sturm watches his shot go into the net during NIU Hockeys win over Roosevelt University Friday. The Huskies dropped Saturdays game against the Lakers by a final score of 5-3. (Courtesy of NIU Hockey)

Late surge powers Roosevelt over Hockey

By Alex Crowe, Assistant Sports Editor
January 7, 2024
Graduate student forward Rodahn Evans celebrates scoring the game-winning goal in NIU Hockeys 5-4 overtime win over Roosevelt University Friday. Evans goal helped the Huskies to their second win of the season. (Courtesy of NIU Hockey)

Hockey drowns Lakers in overtime thriller

By Alex Crowe, Assistant Sports Editor
January 6, 2024
Sophomore forward Tommy Colwell shoots the puck during warmups before NIU Hockeys game against Arizona State on Nov. 19. The Huskies dropped their final game by a final score of 5-1 on Saturday. (Courtesy of NIU Hockey)

Marauders spoil end of Hockey’s semester

By Alex Crowe, Assistant Sports Editor
December 9, 2023
Freshman forward Walker Smith pressures Midland senior defender Jack Royer NIU Hockeys game on Oct. 27. The Huskies welcomed new head coach Mychal Bangs to the bench in their 5-2 loss to the University of Mary on Friday. (Courtesy of NIU Hockey)

Hockey welcomes new coach, fall to Marauders

By Alex Crowe, Assistant Sports Editor
December 9, 2023
Members of NIU Hockey salute the crowd after the teams 5-3 loss to Midland University on Oct. 27. The Huskies have dropped 20 of their 21 games so far this season. (Courtesy of NIU Hockey)

COLUMN: NIU Hockey needs a wake-up call

By Alex Crowe, Assistant Sports Editor
December 6, 2023
Freshman defenseman Ethan Koval handles the puck in the defensive zone in NIU Hockeys game against Arizona State on Nov. 19. The Huskies fell to Purdue University Northwest by a final score of 6-1 on Saturday. (Courtesy of NIU Hockey)

Hockey falls to Purdue Northwest, drop 4th straight

By Alex Crowe, Assistant Sports Editor
December 3, 2023
Freshman forward Jeff Shirkey carries the puck into the offensive zone on Nov. 17 against Alabama. The Huskies are gearing up to take on No. 11 ranked Purdue University Northwest this weekend. (Courtesy of NIU Hockey)

Hockey looks to tame Pride

By Alex Crowe, Assistant Sports Editor
November 30, 2023
Freshman forward Micah Maldonado does a hockey stop while battling for the puck on Oct. 28 against Midland University. The Huskies dropped their third game of the ACHA Showcase 10-2 against Arizona State University on Sunday. (Courtesy of NIU Hockey)

Hockey burned by Sun Devils

By Alex Crowe, Assistant Sports Editor
November 19, 2023
Graduate forward Nick Gonzalez, freshman forward Walker Smith and junior defenseman Keaton Peters line up for a faceoff during NIU Hockeys game against Illinois State on Nov. 11. The Huskies were shut out by the University of Rhode Island in their second game of the ACHA Showcase on Saturday. (Courtesy of NIU Hockey)

Hockey blanked by Rhode Island

By Alex Crowe, Assistant Sports Editor
November 18, 2023
Fifth-year defenseman Alec Porzondek celebrates scoring in NIU Hockeys 4-1 win over Alabama on Friday. The Huskies earned their first win of the season in the win over the Crimson Tide. (Courtesy NIU Hockey)

Streak snappers: Hockey rolls past Tide to first win

By Alex Crowe, Assistant Sports Editor
November 18, 2023
Freshman defenseman Ethan Koval rushes the puck through the neutral zone in NIU Hockeys game on Oct. 13. The Huskies will face Alabama, Rhode Island and Arizona State in the ACHA Showcase this weekend. (Courtesy of NIU Hockey)

Hockey to participate in ACHA Showcase

By Alex Crowe, Assistant Sports Editor
November 16, 2023
Freshman forward Micah Maldonado and freshman defenseman Jim Franklin line up for a faceoff during NIU Hockeys game against Midland University on Oct. 28. The Huskies dropped their 16th straight game to Illinois State by a final score of 6-3 on Saturday. (Courtesy of NIU Hockey)

Hockey falls in penalty-riddled contest

By Alex Crowe, Assistant Sports Editor
November 12, 2023
Freshman forward Robbie Zimmerman carries the puck up the ice during NIU Hockeys game against Midland University on Oct. 27. Zimmerman scored in the Huskies 8-2 loss to Illinois State on Friday. (Courtesy of NIU Hockey)

Redbirds rout hockey in I-39 rivalry

By Alex Crowe, Assistant Sports Editor
November 11, 2023
Junior defenseman Keaton Peters and graduate student forward Nick Gonzalez defend the net in NIU Hockeys game against Midland University on Oct. 27. The Huskies are gearing up to take on rival Illinois State University this weekend. (Courtesy of NIU Hockey)

Hockey rested, ready for Redbirds

By Alex Crowe, Assistant Sports Editor
November 9, 2023
Head coach Brad Stoffers (middle left) looks down at his game notes while NIU Hockey celebrates a goal on Sept. 15. Stoffers status as head coach remains unknown after his absence on Oct. 27 and Oct. 28. (Courtesy of NIU Hockey)

Head coach Stoffers absent from NIU Hockey

By Alex Crowe, Assistant Sports Editor
November 9, 2023
Graduate student forward Rodahn Evans shoots the puck during NIU Hockeys game against the University of Jamestown on Oct. 13. Evans registered his 100th collegiate point in NIUs 6-3 loss to Midland University on Saturday. (Courtesy of NIU Hockey)

Evans records 100th point, hockey drops 14th straight

By Alex Crowe, Assistant Sports Editor
October 28, 2023
Freshman forward Robbie Zimmerman passes the puck during NIU Hockeys game against the University of Jamestown on Oct. 14. The Huskies are looking for their first win this weekend against Midland University. (Courtesy of NIU Hockey)

Smith returns for hockey’s Midland rematch

By Alex Crowe, Assistant Sports Editor
October 26, 2023
Junior forward Jay Kliment battles for the puck with a Jamestown defender during NIU Hockeys game against the University of Jamestown on Oct. 14. The Huskies remain winless after falling to Waldorf University by a final score of 5-2 on Saturday. (Courtesy of NIU Hockey)

Lifeless NIU Hockey swept by Waldorf

By Alex Crowe, Assistant Sports Editor
October 21, 2023
Freshman forward Robbie Zimmerman rushes the puck up the ice during NIU Hockeys game against the University of Jamestown on Oct. 14. The Huskies lost to Waldorf University by a final score of 5-1 Friday. (Courtesy of NIU Hockey)

Hockey crumbles in 11th straight loss

By Alex Crowe, Assistant Sports Editor
October 21, 2023
Freshman defenseman Ethan Koval and junior defenseman Keaton Peters defend against Jamestown attackers during NIU Hockeys game against the University of Jamestown on Oct. 14. The Huskies travel to Albert Lea, Minnesota, to take on Waldorf University this weekend. (Photo courtesy of NIU Hockey)

Hockey eyes first win in clash with Waldorf

By Alex Crowe, Assistant Sports Editor
October 19, 2023
NIU Hockeys starting lineup stands on the blue during the national anthem before Fridays game against the University of Jamestown. The Huskies fell to Jamestown by a final score of 13-0 on Saturday. (Courtesy of NIU Hockey)

Jamestown beatdown: Hockey slaughtered by Jimmies

By Alex Crowe, Assistant Sports Editor
October 14, 2023
Freshman forward Micah Maldonado takes a faceoff during NIU hockeys game against the University of Jamestown on Oct. 13. Jamestown defeated the Huskies 7-0. (Courtesy of NIU Hockey)

Jamestown pounds hockey, penalty issues persist

By Alex Crowe, Assistant Sports Editor
October 14, 2023
Freshman forward Jeff Shirkey battles for the puck against a Kent State defender on Sept.15. The Huskies have struggled to open the season, losing their first eight games. (Courtesy of NIU Hockey)

COLUMN: How NIU Hockey can turn its season around

By Alex Crowe, Assistant Sports Editor
October 11, 2023
Junior forward Jay Kliment forechecks a Kent State defender on Sept. 16. Kliment scored the lone goal for NIU in the teams 6-1 loss to Midland on Saturday. (Courtesy of NIU Hockey)

Short-handed Huskies fall in Midland hockey finale

By Alex Crowe, Assistant Sports Editor
October 7, 2023
Freshman forward Robbie Zimmerman battles for the puck in front of the net on Sept. 16. Zimmerman scored a hat-trick in Fridays game against Midland University. (Courtesy of NIU Hockey)

Depleted Huskies drop conference opener

By Alex Crowe, Assistant Sports Editor
October 7, 2023
Junior defenseman Keaton Peters defends on Sept. 15 in NIUs defensive zone. The Huskies fell in their home opener by a final score of 8-2. (Courtesy of NIU Hockey)

Hockey opens conference slate at Midland

By Alex Crowe, Assistant Sports Editor
October 4, 2023
Graduate forward Rodahn Evans screens the Kent State goalie during NIU hockeys game against Kent State University on Sept. 16. The Huskies fell to the Golden Flashes by a final score of 4-3. (Courtesy of NIU hockey)

Hockey falls in overtime thriller

By Alex Crowe, Assistant Sports Editor
September 30, 2023
Sophomore forward Evan Rzeszutko forechecks a Kent State defender on Sept. 16. The Huskies fell to the Golden Flashes by a final score of 4-3. (Courtesy of NIU hockey)

Hockey drops heartbreaker in Kalamazoo

By Alex Crowe, Assistant Sports Editor
September 30, 2023
Freshman forward Robbie Zimmerman and junior forward Jay Kliment celebrate a goal during NIU hockeys game against Kent State University on Sept. 16. NIU lost the game by a final score of 4-3. (Beverly Buchinger | NIU hockey)

NIU hockey working to complete puzzle

By Alex Crowe, Assistant Sports Editor
September 27, 2023
Freshman defenseman Jim Franklin and freshman forward Micah Maldonado rush the puck up the ice during NIU hockeys game against Kent State University on Sept. 16. NIU lost the game by a final score of 4-3. (Beverly Buchinger | NIU hockey)

Illinois sneaks past hockey in close contest

By Alex Crowe, Assistant Sports Editor
September 24, 2023
Graduate forward Nick Gonzalez celebrates after scoring a goal in NIU hockeys game against Kent State University on Sept. 16. The Huskies lost the game by a final score of 4-3. (Beverly Buchinger | NIU hockey)

Hockey shutout in Champaign

By Alex Crowe, Assistant Sports Editor
September 23, 2023
Freshman defenseman Jim Franklin rushes the puck into the offensive zone during NIU hockeys game against Kent State University on Sept. 15. Franklin scored his first collegiate goal in the game. (Beverly Buchinger | NIU hockey)

Hockey seeks revenge in first road series

By Alex Crowe, Assistant Sports Editor
September 20, 2023
NIU graduate forward Nick Gonzalez rushes the puck up the ice during NIU hockeys exhibition game against the Wisconsin Rapids Riverkings on Sept. 8. Gonzalez scored NIUs third goal in the teams 4-3 loss to Kent State on Saturday. (Beverly Buchinger | NIU hockey)

Comeback bid fails, Kent State sweeps Huskies

By Alex Crowe, Assistant Sports Editor
September 16, 2023
Freshman forward Micah Maldonado shoots the puck during NIU hockeys exhibition game against the Wisconsin Rapids Riverkings on Sept. 8. The Huskies dropped their home opener to Kent State Friday by a score of 8-2. (Beverly Buchinger | NIU hockey)

Kent State pummels hockey in home opener

By Alex Crowe, Assistant Sports Editor
September 16, 2023
Junior defenseman Keaton Peters handles the puck during the teams exhibition game against the Wisconsin Rapids Riverkings on Sept. 8. The Huskies open the season on Sept. 15 against Kent State University. (Beverly Buchinger | NIU hockey)

Hockey ready for opener against Kent State

By Alex Crowe, Assistant Sports Editor
September 13, 2023
Then-senior forward Rodahn Evans celebrates with NIU hockey after scoring a goal against Drury University on Jan. 28. The Huskies won the game 4-0. (Photo courtesy NIU hockey)

Hockey preparing to usher in new standard

By Alex Crowe, Assistant Sports Editor
August 31, 2023
Freshman defenseman Jim Franklin lines up for a face off during NIU hockeys inter squad scrimmage on Aug. 18. NIU hockeys first game is on Sept. 15 against Kent State University. (Photo courtesy of NIU hockey)

Hockey’s new Huskies aim for culture shift

By Alex Crowe, Assistant Sports Editor
August 28, 2023
Sophomore midfielder Angel Rodriguez guides the ball at the NIU Soccer and Track and Field Complex on Aug. . Rodriguez scored the lone goal against University of Memphis. (Photo courtesy of NIU Athletics)

Offense sputters in Huskies’ loss to Memphis

By Alex Crowe, Assistant Sports Editor
August 27, 2023
Junior catcher Colin Summerhill (left) approaches NIU Baseball Head Coach Mike Kunigonis in the dugout during the teams game against Toledo Sunday at Ralph McKinzie Field. The game was Kunigonis last as a head coach at NIU, after his contract was not renewed and he was relieved from his position. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

Kunigonis out as head baseball coach

By Alex Crowe, Assistant Sports Editor
May 8, 2023
Senior forward Nick Gonzalez rushes the puck into the offensive zone in NIU hockeys 3-2 win over Roosevelt University on Jan. 7. (Photo courtesy of NIU hockey)

NIU hockey hopes ice rink brings DeKalb together

By Alex Crowe, Assistant Sports Editor
May 1, 2023
NIU womens golf junior Emily Romancew swings her driver at the Atlantic Invitational in February at the Indian Spring Country Club in Boynton Beach, Fla. Romancew finished tied for 11th place Tuesday at the Pinetree Collegiate Invitational, hosted by Kennesaw State at the Pinetree Country Club. (Photo courtesy of Scott Walstrom | NIU Athletics)

3 Huskies earn All-MAC selections

By Alex Crowe, Assistant Sports Editor
April 28, 2023
NIU junior second baseman Aaron Harper (22) retrieves the ball from his glove as a CMU runner lifts himself up from the base. (Mingda Wu | Northern Star)

Peltier mashes Cardinals to sweep over Huskies

By Alex Crowe, Assistant Sports Editor
April 23, 2023
NIU junior shortstop Andre Demetral (1) rounds to third base after stealing second base in the bottom of the first inning. Demetral scored off of a hit by junior first baseman Colin Summerhill, earning the Huskies their first run of the game and setting the score 3-1. (Mingda Wu | Northern Star)

Baseball’s high-scoring comeback attempt falls short

By Alex Crowe, Assistant Sports Editor
April 19, 2023
NIU then-junior first baseman Colin Summerhill (8) is declared safe after sliding into second base on a double in the bottom of the first inning on April 9, 2023. Summerhill blasted two home runs in a 13-5 loss against the University of Cincinnati on Friday. (Mingda Wu | Northern Star)

Home runs not enough, Wildcats blast Huskies

By Alex Crowe, Assistant Sports Editor
April 18, 2023

Carrillo announced as cross country head coach

By Alex Crowe, Assistant Sports Editor
April 6, 2023
Senior outfielder Malik Peters jogs to the dugout during NIU baseballs home opener against Ohio on March 24. The Huskies lost the game  11-2. (Tim Dodge | Northern Star)

Offensive explosion leads Xavier past Huskies

By Alex Crowe, Assistant Sports Editor
April 1, 2023
Junior infielder and outfielder Andrew Smart (27) takes a practice swing while on-deck during NIU Baseballs home opener for the season. (Tim Dodge | Northern Star)

Offensive struggles continue as Huskies fall to Xavier

By Alex Crowe, Assistant Sports Editor
March 31, 2023
Central Michigan redshirt freshman Chandler Amaker (left) and NIU redshirt senior Izzak Olejnik battle at 165 during a dual meet Friday. (Courtesy Central Michigan Athletics)

MAC champion Olejnik enters transfer portal

By Alex Crowe, Assistant Sports Editor
March 27, 2023
(From left) NIU junior catcher Colin Summerhill (8), junior shortstop Andre Demetral (1), redshirt sophomore pitcher Matt Salomonson (34), junior second baseman Aaron Harper (22) and junior first baseman Andrew Smart (27) approach the pitchers mound early into the Huskies’ game against Ohio University Friday. The Huskies lost to the Ohio Bobcats 2-11 for their first of three matchups this weekend. (Tim Dodge | Northern Star)

Ohio spoils Huskies’ opening day

By Alex Crowe, Assistant Sports Editor
March 24, 2023
New York Rangers right wing Patrick Kane, left, is defended by Carolina Hurricanes center Martin Necas during the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, March 21, 2023, at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

COLUMN: Kane trade leaves hole in heart of Chicago

By Alex Crowe, Assistant Sports Editor
March 22, 2023
NIU sophomore gymnast Isabella Sissi completes her floor performance on Saturday at the Huskies’ Beauty and the Beast meet at the NIU Convocation Center. Sissi earned 9.875 points for her floor routine and second place all-around for the meet. (Cheyanne Quintanilla | Northern Star)

Sissi named to All-MAC Tournament team

By Alex Crowe, Assistant Sports Editor
March 22, 2023
Then-junior outfielder Malik Peters (right) slides to return to first base during a game against Miami University April 1, 2022 in DeKalb.

McPherson, Wilde pitch Huskies past Miami

By Alex Crowe, Assistant Sports Editor
March 19, 2023

Pitching struggles again in blowout loss to Purdue

By Alex Crowe, Assistant Sports Editor
March 16, 2023

Bats go cold in baseball’s loss to Kent State

By Alex Crowe, Assistant Sports Editor
March 13, 2023

Western Kentucky topples Huskies in doubleheader

By Alex Crowe, Assistant Sports Editor
March 5, 2023
Senior Huskies forward Rodahn Evans swings around an ISU hockey player on the ice to gain possession of the puck from the Redbirds in the second period of the game at Canlan Sports on Nov. 19, 2022. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

Evans named to MCH’s all-league second team

By Alex Crowe, Assistant Sports Editor
March 2, 2023
Then-sophomore infielder Mason Kelley (25) plays first base during a game against Kent State on March 28, 2022 in DeKalb.

Baseball wins first game of season over Maine

By Alex Crowe, Assistant Sports Editor
February 26, 2023
Senior forward Hunter Wahl watches the play during NIU hockeys game at Illinois State on Feb. 17. (Photo courtesy NIU hockey)

Sixth seeded Huskie hockey preps for playoffs

By Alex Crowe, Assistant Sports Editor
February 22, 2023
NIU hockeys starting lineup stands on the ice for the national anthem before its game against Illinois State on Feb. 17 (Photo courtesy NIU hockey)

Hockey ends regular season with back-to-back losses

By Alex Crowe, Assistant Sports Editor
February 20, 2023
Senior forward Hunter Wahl battles for the puck in the neutral zone against a Purdue University Northwest player during the Huskies match against the Pride on Oct. 14, 2022

Hockey looks to play spoiler in regular season finale

By Alex Crowe, Assistant Sports Editor
February 15, 2023
Senior defenseman Alec Porzondek makes a breakout pass during NIU hockeys game against Purdue University Northwest on Oct. 14.

Huskies subdued by Waldorf in weekend series

By Alex Crowe, Assistant Sports Editor
February 14, 2023
Junior forward Matt Martin skates during the Huskies season-opening matchup against John Carroll University on Sept. 16. (Beverly Buchinger | NIU Hockey)

Hockey seeking first road win against Waldorf

By Alex Crowe, Assistant Sports Editor
February 9, 2023
NIU hockey poses with Santa during a postgame skate with the team after its 5-3 win over McKendree University on Dec. 3. (Photo courtesy of NIU hockey)

NIU hockey high effort, low profile, all heart

By Alex Crowe, Assistant Sports Editor
February 8, 2023
NIU hockey players salute the crowd during alumni night on Jan. 27. (Photo courtesy of NIU hockey)

NIU hockey seeks to host more alum events

By Alex Crowe, Assistant Sports Editor
February 6, 2023
NIU senior forward Hunter Wahl in the Huskies season opener versus John Carroll University on Sept. 16, 2022. (Beverly Buchinger | NIU Hockey)

Huskies swept by McKendree in weekend series

By Alex Crowe, Assistant Sports Editor
February 5, 2023
Players from NIU hockey celebrate around their goal moments after securing their first win of the season on Saturday. NIU defeated McKendree 5-3, splitting the weekend series. (Skyler Kisellus | Northern Star)

Huskies prepare for road showdown against McKendree

By Alex Crowe, Assistant Sports Editor
February 2, 2023
Member of NIUs Division I hockey team celebrate during its season-opening match against John Carroll University on Sept. 16. (Beverly Buchinger | NIU Hockey)

Evans, Huskies smother Drury on senior night

By Alex Crowe, Assistant Sports Editor
January 29, 2023
Junior forward Matt Martin (left) exits the ice with energy as senior forward Rodahn Evans continues down the ice near the end of the second period on Saturday. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

Seniors shine in home clash with Drury

By Alex Crowe, Assistant Sports Editor
January 28, 2023
Senior forward Nick Gonzalez (left) and senior defenseman Alec Porzondek greet each other before NIU’s first game of its series against Midland University on Oct. 14 at Canlan Ice Sports in West Dundee. The team plans to use its team-building opportunities from last weekend’s road trip against the University of Jamestown to help the Huskies get their first win of 2022 against Waldorf University this weekend. (Beverly Buchinger | NIU Hockey)

Huskies end Nebraska road trip with back-to-back defeats

By Alex Crowe, Assistant Sports Editor
January 26, 2023
Junior forward Matt Martin skates during the Huskies season-opening matchup against John Carroll University on Sept. 16. (Beverly Buchinger | NIU Hockey)

Power play bites Huskies in Midland matchup

By Alex Crowe, Assistant Sports Editor
January 26, 2023
NIU freshman forward Cam Pathana (64) pressures a Purdue University Northwest player during a game on Oct. 14 at Canlan Ice Sports in West Dundee. (Beverly Buchinger | NIU Hockey)

Huskies preparing for final home series vs. Drury

By Alex Crowe, Assistant Sports Editor
January 25, 2023
Senior forward Hunter Wahl handles the puck during NIU hockey’s game against Purdue University Northwest on Oct. 14. (Beverly Buchinger | NIU Hockey)

Jamestown smacks NIU in 15-2 rout

By Alex Crowe, Assistant Sports Editor
January 20, 2023
Chicago Blackhawks Jonathan Toews (19) battles for the puck against Philadelphia Flyers Scott Laughton (21) and Cam York (45) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

COLUMN: Blackhawks should keep Toews at trade deadline

By Alex Crowe, Assistant Sports Editor
January 20, 2023
NIU junior goaltender Ben Vutci kneels on the ice during a game against Midland University on Oct. 14. (Beverly Buchinger | NIU Hockey)

Huskies held scoreless in beatdown by Jamestown

By Alex Crowe, Assistant Sports Editor
January 14, 2023
NIU freshman forward Cam Pathana handles the puck against a Purdue University Northwest player during a hockey game on Oct. 14 at Canlan Ice Sports in West Dundee. (Beverly Buchinger | NIU Hockey)

Hockey bracing for rematch with No. 4 Jamestown

By Alex Crowe, Assistant Sports Editor
January 13, 2023
Member of NIUs Division I hockey team celebrate during its season-opening match against John Carroll University on Sept. 16. (Beverly Buchinger | NIU Hockey)

Hockey nabs win No. 2 to cap Roosevelt series

By Alex Crowe, Assistant Sports Editor
January 11, 2023
Sophomore defenseman Keaton Peters (4) handles the puck during a game against John Carroll University on Sept. 16 at Canlan Ice Sports in West Dundee. (Beverly Buchinger | NIU Hockey)

Roosevelt subdues shorthanded Huskies in 2023 opener

By Alex Crowe, Assistant Sports Editor
January 11, 2023
Players from NIU hockey celebrate around their goal moments after securing their first win of the season on Saturday. NIU defeated McKendree 5-3, splitting the weekend series. (Skyler Kisellus | Northern Star)

Losers no more: NIU snaps 17-game skid

By Alex Crowe, Assistant Sports Editor
December 3, 2022
Senior defenseman Alec Porzondek watches NIU’s forecheck against the Illinois State University Redbirds during the last game of the home series on Nov. 19. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

Missed scoring chances prove costly for Huskies

By Alex Crowe, Assistant Sports Editor
December 3, 2022
The gathering will be held from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday in Altgeld Hall.

Annual President’s Holiday Gathering to be held Tuesday

By Alex Crowe, Assistant Sports Editor
December 1, 2022
NIU freshman forward Cam Pathana handles the puck against a Purdue University Northwest player during a hockey game on Oct. 14 at Canlan Ice Sports in West Dundee. (Beverly Buchinger | NIU Hockey)

NIU’s win drought continues after sweep by Redbirds

By Alex Crowe, Assistant Sports Editor
November 20, 2022
NIU junior goaltender Ben Vutci kneels on the ice during a game against Midland University on Oct. 14. (Beverly Buchinger | NIU Hockey)

Hockey set to defend home against ranked Illinois State

By Alex Crowe, Assistant Sports Editor
November 18, 2022
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