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

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 time in NIU hockey history the team will compete ...

Ice hockey awarded Division I status

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 making,” General Manager Ian Kalanges said. “We have ...