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First-year forward Austin Walny (left) and senior forward Brad Krauser run a puck down the ice Nov. 8 against McKendree University.

Toledo win grants Rockets a sweep against Huskies in two-game weekend

By Matt Boecker | December 7, 2019

DeKALB — The hockey team took a loss Saturday in a physical game at the Team Toledo Ice House against the University of Toledo.After a tough 8-3 loss Friday, the Huskies dropped game two to the Rockets, 5-3. Head Coach Mike Rucinski said the effort...

Sophomore forward Brandon Ledyard gears up for a shot Set. 27 during an eventual 3-2 loss against Western Michigan University at the Canlan Ice Center in West Dundee.

Hockey heads to break after tough loss against Iowa

By Matt Boecker | October 13, 2019

DeKALB — The Hockey D1 team couldn’t keep up with the University of Iowa’s DII team on Friday night at Canlan Ice Sports in West Dundee.Despite playing its most disciplined game of the year, taking only four penalties, NIU didn’t have an answer...

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...

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