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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 8, 2023

FREMONT – As Midland University (3-2, 3-1 MCH) senior forward Trevor Timm celebrated potting his team's sixth goal of the game late in the third period, the 14 skaters dressed for NIU Hockey (0-6-2, 0-2 MCH) skated back to its bench, taking deep breaths...

Senior defenseman Luke Marks exits the ice for the Huskies locker room after the second period on Nov. 19. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

Selfless mindset and rugged defense molds Marks’ hockey identity

By Alex Crowe, Assistant Sports Editor | December 5, 2022
Sophomore defenseman Luke Marks had made his mark on NIU hockey as a young leader on a rebuilding team.
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

WEST DUNDEE – NIU hockey finally snapped its 17-game losing streak Saturday night, downing McKendree University by a final score of 5-3 to earn a series split. The much anticipated win was the Huskies’ (1-17, 1-9 MCH) first of the season, and put...

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)

NIU hockey eyes win No. 1 in home clash with Waldorf

By Alex Crowe, Assistant Sports Editor | November 10, 2022
NIU hockey aims to take lessons learned against top-ranked competition into its upcoming conference battle with Waldorf on Veterans’ Day weekend.