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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)

Huskies come out shorthanded against Midland

By Alex Crowe, Senior Sports Reporter | October 29, 2022

WEST DUNDEE – The Huskies hockey team (0-9, 0-1 MCH) fell in their Midwest College Hockey conference opener to the Midland University Warriors (1-6, 1-0 MCH) Friday by a final score of 3-0.  The teams traded scoring chances in the first period....

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...

Multitude of penalties plunge the Hockey team in loss to Midland

By Matt Boecker | October 5, 2019

DeKALB — Seven goals in two periods were more than enough to silence the hockey team in Friday’s 7-1 loss to Midland University at the Canlan Ice Center in West Dundee. The officials were fair in handing out penalties, as NIU finished with 19 and...