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Freshman forward Micah Maldonado does a hockey stop while battling for the puck on Oct. 28 against Midland University. The Huskies dropped their third game of the ACHA Showcase 10-2 against Arizona State University on Sunday. (Courtesy of NIU Hockey)

Hockey burned by Sun Devils

By Alex Crowe, Assistant Sports Editor | November 19, 2023

ROMEOVILLE – Just two days after breaking old habits and finding its first win of the season, NIU Hockey (1-16-2, 0-10 MCH) was embarrassed in the final game of the ACHA Showcase by No. 17 ranked Arizona State University (8-8) by a final score of 10-2.  The...

Freshman forward Micah Maldonado takes a faceoff during NIU hockeys game against the University of Jamestown on Oct. 13. Jamestown defeated the Huskies 7-0. (Courtesy of NIU Hockey)

Jamestown pounds hockey, penalty issues persist

By Alex Crowe, Assistant Sports Editor | October 14, 2023

WEST DUNDEE – The officials opened the penalty box door and pointed to the locker room where freshman forward Micah Maldonado was being told he had to watch the remainder of the scoreless game.  Maldonado’s head contact penalty was the beginning...

Sophomore forward Evan Rzeszutko forechecks a Kent State defender on Sept. 16. The Huskies fell to the Golden Flashes by a final score of 4-3. (Courtesy of NIU hockey)

Hockey drops heartbreaker in Kalamazoo

By Alex Crowe, Assistant Sports Editor | September 30, 2023

KALAMAZOO – A deke to the backhand and a top-shelf shot was the dagger that put NIU hockey (0-4-1) away in a heartbreaking 3-2 shootout loss to the Western Michigan University Stallions (2-4) Friday in Kalamazoo, Michigan.  After five minutes of...

Freshman defenseman Jim Franklin and freshman forward Micah Maldonado rush the puck up the ice during NIU hockeys game against Kent State University on Sept. 16. NIU lost the game by a final score of 4-3. (Beverly Buchinger | NIU hockey)

Illinois sneaks past hockey in close contest

By Alex Crowe, Assistant Sports Editor | September 24, 2023

CHAMPAIGN – A second-period face mask penalty ended up making a big difference in NIU hockey’s (0-4) series finale at the University of Illinois (2-0), who dropped a tight contest by a final score of 4-2.  Huskie freshman forward Micah Maldonado...

Freshman forward Micah Maldonado shoots the puck during NIU hockeys exhibition game against the Wisconsin Rapids Riverkings on Sept. 8. The Huskies dropped their home opener to Kent State Friday by a score of 8-2. (Beverly Buchinger | NIU hockey)

Kent State pummels hockey in home opener

By Alex Crowe, Assistant Sports Editor | September 16, 2023

WEST DUNDEE – Despite a strong start to the game, NIU hockey was handled easily in its home opener by Kent State University by a final score of 8-2.  The Huskies tallied just three minutes into the game off the stick of freshman forward Micah Maldonado,...