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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

One of the greatest eras in Chicago sports history came to an end on Feb. 28. The Chicago Blackhawks traded away the greatest player in franchise history, Patrick Kane, to the New York Rangers.  With the trade, Chicago lost not only a great hockey...

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

The trade deadline is approaching in the NHL, which for Blackhawks fans means familiar faces may end up in different places.  Contenders are gearing up to bolster their roster and bottom-dwellers are selling their top players for future assets and...

Hawks reload in draft

By Roland Hacker | June 25, 2018

In the draft touted as the “year of the Swedish defensemen,” the Chicago Blackhawks got one of their own. The Blackhawks selected defenseman Adam Boqvist with the number eight overall pick in the 2018 NHL Draft.“I try to play with the puck and do...

Blackhawks set for first round matchup

By Alex Rodriguez | April 13, 2017

Prediction: Blackhawks win in 6The Blackhawks begin their Stanley Cup run 7 p.m. Thursday against the Nashville Predators in Chicago.All the hard work and grind of the regular season is preparation for the months of April through June when the Blackhawks...

Famous baritone performs anthem

Famous baritone performs anthem

By Chad Pope | February 23, 2017

Jim Cornelison, the Chicago Blackhawk’s famed national anthem vocalist, visited campus to sing to students in Barsema Hall. Cornelison first performed “O Canada” followed by the beloved “Star-Spangled Banner,” at 1 p.m. Wednesday. 

Storify: Fans enjoy Blackhawks Stanley Cup parade

By Northern Star staff | June 18, 2015

Chicagoans take to the streets and social media to celebrate the Blackhawks' 2015 Stanley Cup win.   // <![CDATA[ // ]]> [View the story "Stanley Cup celebration" on Storify]

Want to watch a game over Spring Break? Chicago offers home options

By Frank Gogola | March 2, 2015

The Chicagoland area is just the place to be if you want to go to a game over spring break.Five Chicago-area teams will play 10 home games on eight of the 11 days of NIU’s spring break.Whether you’re a hockey goon or someone who goes crazy for basketball,...

DeKalb resident Kelly Sears makes use of the snowfall Sunday by using skis to get around in front of the Holmes Student Center.

Snow Day: 5 things to do when class is canceled

By Northern Star staff | February 2, 2015

1. Catch up on homework. You'll regret it later if you don't put aside an hour today to make up for those assignments you've missed and 2. Start planning for Valentine's Day. It falls right before pay day, so enter the Northern Star's Cutest Couple contest on...

NHL free agency heating up

By Jacob Onak | July 8, 2013

Since the June 30 draft, the NHL has been in an offseason buzz.Throughout the past couple weeks there have been a number of big moves in order for teams to free up some salary space so they meet the new salary cap. There have also been a number of free...

DeKalb celebrates Blackhawks victory

By Jacob Onak | June 25, 2013

Those who weren’t at Lord Stanley’s really missed a scene last night. The bar was packed, red and white all over. Tommy Hawk heads proudly worn on peoples’ chests, all there to cheer on their beloved Blackhawks — and boy, they didn’t disappoint....

ROTC program to hold weekend retreat

By Newell Miao | April 17, 2013

The black helicopters are coming, why we shouldn’t be afraid. Students participating in the ROTC program have the opportunity to catch a ride on military UH-60 Blackhawks Thursday. ROTC has teamed with the Air National Guard as well as the university...