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First-year forward Rodahn Evans keeps the puck close Sept. 27 during NIUs 3-2 loss to Western Michigan University at the Canlan Ice Center in West Dundee.

Evans credits his work ethic on upbringing in Alaska

By Matt Boecker | November 6, 2019

DeKALB — For most people, an encounter with a bear would shake them to their core.But for Alaska-native Rodahn Evans, he’ll say a bear is nothing to be afraid of. There is another animal roaming Alaska that is much more aggressive.“A [mother] moose...

Huskies reflect on transition and level of play in college hockey

By Matt Boecker | November 4, 2019

DeKALB — NIU hockey is going through a major transitional period in its inaugural season at the D1 level.NIU’s American Collegiate Hockey Association D2 team was bumped up to D1 for the first time in program history. Only four players on the D1 team...

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...

Huskies bounce back and earn first ever division one victory

By Matt Boecker | October 6, 2019

DeKALB — History has been written as the hockey team earned its first win at the Division 1 level.After losing 7-1 Friday night, the Huskies were able to exact some revenge, winning 3-1. This moves NIU to 1-3 on the season, and 1-1 in Midwest College...

Revamped hockey team set to take on Western Michigan in season opener

By Matt Boecker | September 22, 2019

DeKALB — In the offseason, the hockey team made the jump from the American Collegiate Hockey Association’s division two rank to the newly formed Midwest College Hockey.MHC is still backed by the ACHA, but it is a division one league. This is the first...