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Sophomore goaltender Brian Eisele jumps on a loose puck during NIUs Feb. 15 loss to Robert Morris University at Edge Ice Arena in Bensenville, Illinois. 

Hockey loses hard-fought game to Missouri State

By Matt Boecker | February 22, 2020

Sophomore goaltender Brian Eisele jumps on a loose puck during NIU's Feb. 15 loss to Robert Morris University at Edge Ice Arena in Bensenville, Illinois. 

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

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

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...

Pierce remembers time playing in different states, overseas

By Matt Boecker | December 5, 2019

DeKALB — Not many people can say they’ve lived in five states and three countries by the time they were 18 years old. Even fewer can say they played hockey while doing so.Hunter Pierce was born in North Pole, Alaska. When Hunter was eight years old,...

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

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

First-year forward Rodahn Evans keeps the puck close Sept. 27 during NIUs 3-2 loss to Western Michigan University at the Canlan Ice Center in West Dundee.

Evans credits his work ethic on upbringing in Alaska

By Matt Boecker | November 6, 2019

First-year forward Rodahn Evans keeps his eyes on the action Sept. 27 during NIU's 3-2 loss to Western Michigan University at the Canlan Ice Center in West Dundee.

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...

Sophomore forward Brandon Ledyard gears up for a shot Set. 27 during an eventual 3-2 loss against Western Michigan University at the Canlan Ice Center in West Dundee.

Hockey heads to break after tough loss against Iowa

By Matt Boecker | October 13, 2019

Sophomore forward Brandon Ledyard gears up for a shot Set. 27 during an eventual 3-2 loss against Western Michigan University at the Canlan Ice Center in West Dundee.

Huskies bounce back and earn first ever division one victory

By Matt Boecker | October 6, 2019

DeKALB — History has been written as the hockey team earned its first win at the Division 1 level.After losing 7-1 Friday night, the Huskies were able to exact some revenge, winning 3-1. This moves NIU to 1-3 on the season, and 1-1 in Midwest College...

Penalties prove costly for the Huskies as they lose in their first division one match

By Matt Boecker | September 27, 2019

DeKALB — In their inaugural game at the division-one level, the Huskies started hot but couldn’t keep the momentum going in their 3-2 loss Friday to Western Michigan University at the Canlan Ice Center in West Dundee.NIU jumped out of the gate, getting...