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NIU freshman forward Cam Pathana (64) pressures a Purdue University Northwest player during a game on Oct. 14 at Canlan Ice Sports in West Dundee. (Beverly Buchinger | NIU Hockey)

Hockey falls to Illinois State, extends losing streak to 15

By Alex Crowe, Sports Reporter | November 19, 2022

WEST DUNDEE – NIU hockey (0-15, 0-7 MCH) fell short of obtaining its first win of the season Friday, dropping the opener of a two-game home series to Illinois State University (13-2-2, 8-2-1 MCH) by a final score of 10-1. The loss was NIU’s 15th...

NIU junior goaltender Ben Vutci kneels on the ice during a game against Midland University on Oct. 14. Vutci surrended four goals in NIUs home matchup with the Waldorf University Warriors on Friday, resulting in him getting pulled in the first period in favor of freshman goaltender Jacob Piros (Beverly Buchinger | NIU Hockey)

Hockey set to defend home against ranked Illinois State

By Alex Crowe, Sports Reporter | November 18, 2022

DeKALB – NIU hockey (0-14, 0-6 MCH) looks to end its 14-game losing streak against the Illinois State University Redbirds (12-2-2, 7-2-1 MCH) in a two-game home series Friday and Saturday.  The Huskies have struggled to find an identity during this...

NIU senior forward Rodahn Evans navigates the puck against John Carroll University junior defender Clayton Gazdak during a game on Sept. 17 at Canlan Ice Sports in West Dundee. (Beverly Buchinger | NIU Hockey)

Huskies hockey drop 14th straight against Waldorf

By Alex Crowe, Sports Reporter | November 15, 2022

WEST DUNDEE – NIU hockey’s (0-14, 0-6 MCH) losing streak hit 14 games Saturday when it dropped its weekend series finale against Waldorf University (5-8-2, 3-5-2 MCH) by a final score of 6-3. The Huskies spent much of the opening period in the...

Member of NIUs Division I hockey team celebrate during its season-opening match against John Carroll University on Sept. 16. The Huskies fell to the Blue Streaks 7-1. (Beverly Buchinger | NIU Hockey)

Capek and Kliment making the leap to Division I

By Kalesia Williams, Sports Reporter | October 5, 2022

Before the 2022-23 season, the NIU hockey program made some changes. Instead of two divisions, there is only Division I for this season. "We consolidated this year to focus on one team and build a program the right way,” Division I head coach Brad...

NIU hockey’s struggles persist after sweep by DePaul

By Alex Crowe and Kalesia Williams | September 25, 2022

DeKALB – The Huskies hockey team (0-3, 0-0 MCH) dropped the first game of their home-and-home weekend series against the DePaul University Blue Demons (3-0, 0-0 NCHL) by a final score of 8-2. New opponent, same results The teams traded scoring chances...

Sophomore defenseman Brandon Peters and sophomore goaltender Grant Goodson battle for possession of the puck in front of NIUs goal during a matchup against the John Carroll University on Sept. 16. The Huskies allowed seven shots into their net in a 7-1 loss to open their 2022 campaign. (Beverly Buchinger | NIU Hockey)

NIU hockey sets sights on battle with Blue Demons

By Alex Crowe, Sports Reporter | September 22, 2022

DeKALB – The Huskies hockey team (0-2, 0-0 MCH) look to bounce back from their season-opening series loss to John Carroll University when they take on the DePaul University Blue Demons (2-0, 0-0 NCHL) in a home-and-home two-game series Friday and Saturday. The...

NIU senior forward Rodahn Evans navigates the puck against John Carroll University junior defender Clayton Gazdak during a game on Sept. 17 at Canlan Ice Sports in West Dundee. (Beverly Buchinger | NIU Hockey)

Hockey faces growing pains on opening weekend

By Alex Crowe, Sports Reporter | September 18, 2022
The NIU hockey team began its 67th season in the loss column after back-to-back blowouts by JCU

Karlsson’s hat trick, Theodore’s OT goal lift Knights in OT

By JOE REEDY | February 24, 2020

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — William Karlsson and the Vegas Golden Knights have the NHL's longest current winning streak, and they've built it in all sorts of ways.Blowing a two-goal lead in the third period wasn't what they had in mind. No matter — no...

Flames start road trip with 4-2 win over Red Wings

By NOAH TRISTER | February 23, 2020

DETROIT (AP) — Johnny Gaudreau and Sean Monahan scored in the first period, and the Calgary Flames started their road trip with a win, beating the Detroit Red Wings 4-2 on Sunday night.Andrew Mangiapane scored Calgary's last two goals, one of which...

Blues win fourth straight, dominate Wild 4-1

By PATRICK DONNELLY | February 23, 2020

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Oskar Sundqvist had a goal and an assist, Jordan Binnington made 32 saves and the St. Louis Blues beat the Minnesota Wild 4-1 Sunday.Jordan Kyrou, Brayden Schenn and Ivan Barbashev also scored for the Blues, who have won four...

Kyle Okposo scores 2 in Sabres’ 2-1 win over Winnipeg Jets

By JOHN WAWROW | February 23, 2020

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Kyle Okposo hopes he and the Buffalo Sabres provided general manager Jason Botterill a reason to rethink his approach a day before the NHL's trade deadline.For a team that looked like it was in need of major roster overhaul as recently...

Anders Lee scores twice, Islanders beat Sharks 4-1

By ALLAN KREDA | February 23, 2020

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — The New York Islanders needed a boost at home after a rough four-game trip last week. Semylon Varlamov's strong netminding again proved key — as did a scoring injection from captain Anders Lee.Lee scored twice and added an assist,...