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’Cats hockey needs tougher schedule

Trevor Pellerite June 2, 2010

It may be summer in Marquette, but just because most Wildcat fans are lounging on the beach doesn’t mean it’s too early to start looking forward to the 2010-11 NMU hockey season. The athletic department...

USOEC boxers land knockout blows

Trevor Pellerite April 22, 2010

The USOEC boxers took home top honors at the Golden Gloves Regional finals, and six fighters will now prepare for the National championships, which begin on Monday, May 3. Three fighters fought in the...

Sports editor says goodbye

Trevor Pellerite April 22, 2010

Throughout my young adulthood, I’ve held a few different jobs. I’ve been a shoe salesman, little league umpire and a grounds worker at a golf course. Surprisingly, dealing with ridiculous customers,...

Boxers look to Golden Gloves finals

Trevor Pellerite April 15, 2010

After two successful semifinal matches on Saturday, April 10, all the USOEC boxers are poised to make deep runs into the championship round of the Golden Gloves Regional competitions this weekend. USOEC...

Parker takes first in Kansas City Finals

Trevor Pellerite April 15, 2010

USOEC Athlete Darnell Parker took home top honors at the Kansas City Golden Gloves finals April 8-10, earning the title of ‘Outstanding Boxer’ in the process. Despite his success, he knows there is...

Former ’Cats excel in first pro contests

Trevor Pellerite April 8, 2010

Three former NMU Wildcat hockey players made their professional debuts last week with great success. Defenseman Erik Gustafsson signed an Amateur Tryout contract with the Philadelphia Flyers American Hockey...

Great special effects can’t save ‘Titans’

Trevor Pellerite April 8, 2010

It can sometimes be obvious from just watching the trailer for a movie that it is largely just an excuse to showcase special effects. Recent examples include “Avatar,” “Alice in Wonderland” and...

Hockey Heartbreak: NMU falls in 2OT

Trevor Pellerite April 1, 2010

The postseason run of the NMU hockey team has finally come to an end. The Wildcats lost their first round game of the NCAA National Tournament on Friday, March 26 to the St. Cloud State University Huskies....

Three NMU ’Cats sign entry AHL contracts

Trevor Pellerite April 1, 2010

The NMU Wildcats will return to the ice next year without two of their top performers. Defenseman Erik Gustafsson and forward Mark Olver, both juniors, signed entry-level contracts with the American Hockey...

Sports Q & A with NMU’s Dr. Wong

Trevor Pellerite April 1, 2010

NMU’s President Dr. Les Wong can be seen at plenty of Wildcat athletic events. The North Wind sat down with him to find out what he thinks about all things NMU sports. Q: Lots of people call themselves...

Wildcats take second in CCHA tourney

Trevor Pellerite March 25, 2010

The good news is that the Wildcats finally made it to the Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA) conference title game. The bad news is that they didn’t win that game. After an intense 5-4 overtime...

Olver helps put NMU back on the map

Trevor Pellerite March 25, 2010

The realm of college hockey is dominated by large, powerhouse programs like the University of Michigan and Boston College, and it can be easy for smaller schools like Northern Michigan to get lost in the...

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