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Sophomore forward Tyler Gut tries to regain control of the puck in a Jan. 10 game against Kent State University at Canlan Ice Sports in West Dundee.

Hockey falls to McKendree University, gets swept in season series

By Matt Boecker | February 9, 2020

DeKALB — A hobbled Huskie hockey team couldn’t slow down the McKendree University Bearcats on Saturday night, losing 6-1.Injuries to first-year defensemen Tyler Berry, Cullen MacNicoll and Drake Gieseke left NIU’s defense extremely depleted, leaving...

Hockey can’t continue win streak, dropping game one to McKendree University

By Matt Boecker | February 8, 2020

DeKALB — Hockey struggled on both ends of the ice against the 29th ranked McKendree University Bearcats in a loss Friday night in O’Fallon, Illinois.After a pair of blowout losses to McKendree earlier in the season, NIU had this weekend circled on...

Hockey eager for another shot at McKendree University

By Matt Boecker | February 5, 2020

DeKALB — NIU Hockey will take its two-game win streak to O’Fallon, Illinois for a grudge match Feb. 7 and 8 against the McKendree University Bearcats.The Huskies were routed by McKendree earlier this season, losing 18-2 and 12-4  Nov. 8 and 9 respectively....

First-year forward Nick Gonzalez celebrates with his team Sept. 27 during NIU’s home loss against Western Michigan University at the Canlan Ice Sports. 

Huskies work through tough season to build program foundation

By Matt Boecker | December 10, 2019

DeKALB — Bob Dylan once said anything worth doing takes time.This sums up the first half of NIU’s first season at the American Collegiate Hockey Association’s D1 level. The team’s record currently sits at 3-12 and 3-5 in Midwest College Hockey...

Hockey edges Waldorf in its second victory of the season

By Matt Boecker | November 3, 2019

DeKALB — The Huskies bounced back Saturday with a nail-biting 5-4 victory against Waldorf University after a 4-1 loss Friday to the Warriors.The Huskies traveled to Albert Lea, Minnesota where they split two weekend matches at the Albert Lea City Arena.After...