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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...

Five-minute penalty cripples Huskies in hockey’s loss to Illinois State

By Matt Boecker | November 24, 2019

DeKALB — Hockey was unable to complete the two-game sweep Saturday against Midwest College Hockey rival Illinois State University.After taking game one on Friday, the Huskies weren’t able to keep their foot on the gas to win consecutive games for...

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...

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...