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Following terrific NMU careers, forwards Adam Rockwood and Troy Loggins and goaltender Atte Tolvanen will be taking their talents to the next level following the signing of their professional contracts.

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Former stars find new homes

Ryan Spitza March 28, 2019

Three former Northern Michigan University Ice Hockey players have signed contracts at the pro level fresh off of their senior seasons with the Wildcats. Forwards Troy Loggins and Adam Rockwood, along...

Freshman forward Grant Loven wins a faceoff during last Friday’s 6-1 loss to Bowling Green State University.

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Falcons fly away with Wildcats tournament hopes

Ryan Spitza March 21, 2019

All good things must come to an end which was the case for the Northern Michigan University Ice Hockey team last Saturday. The Wildcats fell flat on Friday night, dropping a 6-1 decision to then-No....

Freshmen Wildcats Garrett Klee (20) and Grant Loven (29) look to jumpstart a play in the offensive zone during last weekend’s WCHA quarterfinal matchup against Alaska-Fairbanks.

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Playoff hockey dance continues for Wildcats

Ryan Spitza March 13, 2019

As the old saying goes, play them 10 times, you might only win nine. The Northern Michigan University Ice Hockey team has seen No. 15-ranked Bowling Green State University (BGSU) nine times over the...

Members of the NMU Men’s Ice Hockey team pose with the Cappo Cup after last weekend’s sweep of the Lake Superior State University Lakers. The trophy is awarded to the season series winner between the two teams.

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Ice hockey continues battle against U.P. rivals

Ryan Spitza February 28, 2019

From one Upper Peninsula rival to the next, the Northern Michigan University Ice Hockey team now looks ahead to Michigan Tech (MTU) on the final weekend of the regular season after a sweep of then-No....

NMU senior forward Adam Rockwood stares down a Bemidji State University player from center ice.

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Wildcats dammed up by Bemidji Beavers

Ryan Spitza February 21, 2019

The Northern Michigan University Ice Hockey team may now have its back against the wall going into the final two weeks of the regular season. The Wildcats suffered a 2-2 decision with a 3-on-3 overtime...

Junior forward Luke Voltin [left] fights off two Bemidji State forwards trying to put the puck past senior goaltender Atte Tolvanen.
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Men’s icers gear up for crucial three weeks

Ryan Spitza February 13, 2019

You might call it a mixed bag of results for the Northern Michigan University Hockey team on its trip to Alabama last weekend. Despite outshooting the six-win University of Alabama-Huntsville (UAH)...

Senior forward Troy Loggins extends to deflect a pass during Friday night’s contest against the Bowling Green State University Falcons. Loggins scored his 12th goal of the season on a third period power-play.
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Ice ’Cats fighting for playoffs

Ryan Spitza February 7, 2019

The Northern Michigan University Ice Hockey team settled for a weekend split over then-No. 13 Bowling Green State University (BGSU) at the Berry Events Center last weekend. The Wildcats suffered...

Freshman forward Ty Readman chases down a puck while trying to hold back a Minnesota State Maverick. 
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Wildcats bucked by Mavericks

Ryan Spitza January 30, 2019

Last weekend’s hockey games at the Berry Events Center served as a wakeup call for the Northern Michigan University Ice Hockey team. NMU’s six-game winning streak was snapped at the hands of then-No....

Hockey gears up for a first-place showdown

Hockey gears up for a first-place showdown

Ryan Spitza January 24, 2019

The Northern Michigan University Hockey team looks to add to its recent win streak through the weekend, hosting league-leading and No. 7 ranked Minnesota State-Mankato in a critical WCHA series at the...

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NMU Men’s Hockey finished up its two-week long trip to Alaska with a 4-0 record. NMU is now 13-10-0 overall this season. Freshman forward Griffin Loughran’s three-point weekend earned him WCHA Rookie of the Week honors, while junior defenseman Philip Beaulieu took WCHA Defenseman of the Week honors for the second consecutive week.

Men’s Ice Hockey leaves Alaska on a hot streak

Ryan Spitza January 17, 2019

Things change in the blink of an eye. That was exactly the case for the Northern Michigan University Men’s Ice Hockey team last weekend, taking a 5-1 decision at Alaska-Anchorage in Friday’s series...

Season defining series upcoming for Ice Hockey

Season defining series upcoming for Ice Hockey

Ryan Spitza December 6, 2018

The last time the Northern Michigan University and Michigan Tech Hockey teams met, it ended in heartbreak for the Wildcats with a 2-0 loss to the rival Huskies in the WCHA Championship Game on March 17....

Improved season closes out

Improved season closes out

Ryan Spitza November 15, 2018

The Northern Michigan University Football team ended its season with a 41-7 defeat at Ashland University last Saturday. Despite finishing with an overall record of 3-8, the mark comes as an improvement...

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