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Member of NIUs Division I hockey team celebrate during its season-opening match against John Carroll University on Sept. 16. (Beverly Buchinger | NIU Hockey)

Evans, Huskies smother Drury on senior night

By Alex Crowe, Senior Sports Reporter | January 29, 2023
NIU hockey secured its first series sweep of the season, routing Drury on a night of celebration for the Huskies' seven seniors.
Junior forward Matt Martin (left) exits the ice with energy as senior forward Rodahn Evans continues down the ice near the end of the second period on Saturday. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

Seniors shine in home clash with Drury

By Alex Crowe, Senior Sports Reporter | January 28, 2023

WEST DUNDEE – In their final home series, NIU hockey seniors took center stage with an explosive offensive showing in the team's 6-4 win over Drury University on Friday. Senior forward Rodahn Evans tallied a hat trick plus an assist for NIU, with...

Member of NIUs Division I hockey team celebrate during its season-opening match against John Carroll University on Sept. 16. (Beverly Buchinger | NIU Hockey)

Hockey nabs win No. 2 to cap Roosevelt series

By Alex Crowe, Senior Sports Reporter | January 11, 2023

WEST DUNDEE – Key players returned for the Huskies’ hockey team, helping them to bounce back from Friday’s loss with a come-from-behind win over the Roosevelt University Lakers (6-10, 4-6 GLCHL) by a final score of 3-2 Saturday. The win was NIU’s...

Players from NIU hockey celebrate around their goal moments after securing their first win of the season on Saturday. NIU defeated McKendree 5-3, splitting the weekend series. (Skyler Kisellus | Northern Star)

Losers no more: NIU snaps 17-game skid

By Alex Crowe, Senior Sports Reporter | December 3, 2022

WEST DUNDEE – NIU hockey finally snapped its 17-game losing streak Saturday night, downing McKendree University by a final score of 5-3 to earn a series split. The much anticipated win was the Huskies’ (1-17, 1-9 MCH) first of the season, and put...

Senior forward Hunter Wahl handles the puck during NIU hockey’s game against Purdue University Northwest on Oct. 14. (Beverly Buchinger | NIU Hockey)

Meet Hunter Wahl, NIU hockey’s outspoken leader

By Alex Crowe, Senior Sports Reporter | November 2, 2022

Senior forward Hunter Wahl is leaving his mark during his last season with NIU hockey through his hard-working attitude and vocal leadership. Wahl grew up in Port Huron, Michigan, where his dad laced up his son’s skates before he started preschool. “I...

Senior forward Brad Krauser finds the back of the net during NIUs 6-1 loss to Robert Morris University on Feb. 15 at Edge Ice Arena in Bensenville, Illinois. 

Hockey can’t keep its foot on the gas in loss to Missouri State

By Matt Boecker | February 24, 2020

DeKALB — Hockey started strong but couldn’t hold its two goal lead in a 7-4 loss to the Missouri State University Ice Bears on Saturday night. NIU had a strong first period, getting a pair of goals from first-year forwards Hunter Wahl and Rodahn...

Sophomore goaltender Brian Eisele jumps on a loose puck during NIUs Feb. 15 loss to Robert Morris University at Edge Ice Arena in Bensenville, Illinois. 

Hockey loses hard-fought game to Missouri State

By Matt Boecker | February 22, 2020

DeKALB — After mounting a comeback from a two goal deficit, the Huskies couldn’t keep the momentum rolling in a 5-3 loss to the Missouri State University Ice Bears on Friday night. NIU was down 3-1 toward the end of the second period, but the team...

A group of Huskies celebrate a goal against Kent State University on Jan. 10 at Canlan Ice Sports in West Dundee.

Hockey sweeps Waldorf University with a win Sunday

By Matt Boecker | February 3, 2020

DeKALB — First-year forward Rodahn Evans’ overtime goal lifted NIU above the Waldorf University Warriors.NIU’s 5-4 win Sunday evening clinched the Huskies’ weekend sweep over the Warriors. This is the first time NIU has swept an opponent this...

‘Wild child’: The first-year forward known for ‘chirping’ entertains team, aggravates opponents

By Matt Boecker | January 23, 2020

DeKALB — Confidence is a vital trait for any successful college athlete. This is something first-year forward Hunter Wahl has in spades, and it’s evident while watching him compete.Wahl and his teammates said he is the biggest trash-talker on the...

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...