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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...

Illinois lacks Division I hockey

Illinois lacks Division I hockey

By Roland Hacker | October 10, 2018

Ice hockey’s popularity in Illinois has surged over the last decade with the Chicago Blackhawks’ dominant run, yet not a single NCAA Division I ice hockey team exists in the state. NIU needs more support for ice hockey, as it looks like a great fit...

Sochi Saturday

Sochi Saturday

By Joshua Lazenby | February 17, 2014

Graduate philosophy student Mike Cassar (left) and Peter Aruta, outreach minister of the Newman Catholic Student Center, work a homemade zamboni Saturday on the East Lagoon. Inspired by the Sochi Olympic games, the event, Sochi Saturday, hosted ice hockey...

SA Senate approves $15K for hockey club

By Jacqueline Evans and Kyla Gardner | February 13, 2011

DeKALB | The Student Association Senate voted unanimously to approve about $15,000 in supplemental funding to the NIU Ice Hockey Club on Sunday night. If the club had not been approved the funds, it would have been suspended as a student organization...