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First-year forward Nick Gonzalez celebrates with his team Sept. 27 during NIU’s home loss against Western Michigan University at the Canlan Ice Sports. 

Huskies work through tough season to build program foundation

By Matt Boecker | December 10, 2019

DeKALB — Bob Dylan once said anything worth doing takes time.This sums up the first half of NIU’s first season at the American Collegiate Hockey Association’s D1 level. The team’s record currently sits at 3-12 and 3-5 in Midwest College Hockey...

From Russia to DeKalb, Osman Cholak is here to play

By Matt Boecker | October 25, 2019

DeKALB — Every corner of the U.S. is represented in NIU’s American Collegiate Hockey Association Division 1 hockey roster. There are two players from California, two more from Alaska and one from Virginia. But one player had to travel 5,246 miles...

Ice hockey awarded Division I status

By Roland Hacker | November 12, 2018

American Collegiate Hockey Association announces new Midwest College Hockey Conference. DeKALB — The ice hockey team was promoted to the American Collegiate Hockey Association Division I Thursday, starting 2019-20.“This has been three years in the...

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D-II men’s hockey season recap

By Ed Rietveld | February 20, 2012

While NIU D-II men's hockey had one of its toughest schedules in its existence, coach Greg Chromy said it will be beneficial for the program."You got to play better teams to get better, number one," Chromy said, "You have to play the better teams to get...

NHL tests new rules in college hockey

By Korey Peterson | November 9, 2010

Rule changes in hockey have been abundant in recent years. After the NHL lockout of the 2004-2005 season, several rule changes were implemented to make the game more offensive and fan-friendly. The changes have brought about resounding success for the...