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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...

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

Hockey to see three new faces on roster

By Matt Boecker | February 19, 2020

DeKALB — A forward, a defenseman and a goalie from NIU hockey’s D3 team will be called up to play with the D1 team for the remainder of the season.The D3 team’s season came to a close on Saturday with the Huskies losing the Mid-American Collegiate...

Sophomore forward Tyler Gut tries scoring on Robert Morris University during a Feb. 14 game at Edge Ice Arena in Bensenville, Illinois.

Hockey can’t get any offensive pressure in loss to Robert Morris University

By Matt Boecker | February 16, 2020

DeKALB — Hockey had a plethora of power play opportunities, but couldn’t make them count in a 6-1 loss to the Robert Morris University Eagles on Saturday night.After taking six penalties and one game misconduct on Friday night, NIU played much more...

Sophomore goaltender Chad Dodero blocks a shot from a Robert Morris University player on Feb. 14 at Edge Ice Arena in Bensenville, Illinois.

Hockey starts strong, but can’t hang on in a game one loss to Robert Morris University

By Matt Boecker | February 15, 2020

DeKALB — The Huskies held the lead after the first period, but it wasn’t enough to fend off the 23rd ranked Robert Morris University Eagles in Bensenville on Friday night. With the 10-3 loss, NIU’s record dips to 5-21 with only five games remaining...

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....

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...

A pair of goals isn’t enough to land NIU Hockey in the win column

By Matt Boecker | January 26, 2020

DeKALB — Maryville University completes the two game sweep, defeating NIU 4-2 Jan. 25 in Chesterfield, Missouri.The Huskies’ offense showed more life compared to recent games, but it wasn’t enough to get the win over Midwest College Hockey rival...

‘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 defenseman Drake Gieseke prepares for a pass Nov. 9 during a home loss to McKendree University at Canlan Ice Sports in West Dundee.

Seven goals in two periods by Toledo enough to silence Huskies

By Matt Boecker | December 7, 2019

DeKALB — The hockey team went down early and never recovered in its loss Friday to the University of Toledo.NIU dropped game one of a two-game set by a score of 8-3 at the Team Toledo Ice House. The win snapped an eight-game losing streak for the Rockets.In...

First-year forward Mason Ihrke fights off an opponent for the puck Nov. 11 against McKendree University at Canlan Ice Sports in West Dundee. 

Hockey fails to keep up with Illini as Huskies lose in Champaign

By Matt Boecker | November 16, 2019

DeKALB — NIU couldn’t slow down the University of Illinois’ offense in Friday night’s loss at the University of Illinois Ice Arena.Much of the game was spent on the Huskies’ end of the ice, as the Illini offense applied pressure all game long....

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