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SAYING GOODBYE—Joseph Nardi and Ben Newhouse sharing the ice together back in November against Michigan Tech. The two senior captains careers are coming to an end soon. Photo courtesy of NMU Athletics.

Nardi and Newhouse: Hockey’s fifth-year senior captains cherish being a Wildcat

Travis Nelson, Sports Editor February 26, 2022

Both forward Joseph Nardi and defenseman Ben Newhouse had played their four years of college hockey, and could’ve moved on to try and play in the pro ranks. However, after coming up one game short of...

BRING ON THE TIMBERWOLVES—NMU guard Makaylee Kuhn drives to the rim during the womens tight home loss to Ferris State on Thursday, Dec. 8. Both Wildcat squads look to get back on track in GLIAC play against Northwood on Saturday. Travis Nelson/NW

Both basketball teams enter crucial GLIAC contest with Northwood

Travis Nelson, Sports Editor January 28, 2022

Both of the NMU men’s and women’s basketball teams are looking to back on the winning side of things this weekend with a conference match-up against Northwood on Saturday. Facing Grand Valley State...

RIVALS GOING AT IT—NMU forward Joseph Nardi fights for the faceoff with Michigan Techs Arvid Caderoth during Saturday nights game. The Wildcats lost 5-2, but earned the series split with a win on Friday. Travis Nelson/NW.

Hockey misses opportunity to sweep Michigan Tech in home loss

Travis Nelson, Sports Editor November 16, 2021

The Northern Michigan University hockey team looked to sweep arch-rival Michigan Tech for the first time since the 2018-19 season, but couldn’t do so in a 5-2 loss at the Berry Events Center on Saturday...

A GREAT HONOR—The current NMU team meets with the six former members of the 1991 national championship team who attended during the first intermission on Saturday night. NMU defeated Boston University 6-2. Travis Nelson/NW

Hockey honors 1991 title team with scoring display

Travis Nelson, Sports Editor November 10, 2021

The 1990-91 Northern Michigan University hockey team won the national title with a 8-7 triple overtime win against Boston University on March 30, 1991. The 2021-22 NMU Wildcats welcomed BU for a weekend...

KNOCKING OFF THE RUST—NMU guard Makaylee Kuhn goes up for a contested shot during Thursdays dominating 101-29 over Bay College. The men also picked up a win over the Norse, and both teams begin the regular season in a couple of weeks. Travis Nelson/NW

Wildcat basketball coasts past Bay College in scrimmage match-ups

Travis Nelson, Sports Editor November 3, 2021

The Northern Michigan University men’s and women’s basketball teams took the court at the Berry Events Center in front of a home crowd for the first time in 609 days in scrimmage wins over Bay College...

SWEPT AT HOME—NMU forward Vincent de Meys shot sails wide left of the net during Saturdays 4-3 loss to Bemidji State. The Beavers also won Fridays match-up 5-4, sweeping the Wildcats in the process. Travis Nelson/NW

Wildcats’ hockey swept in CCHA series by #19 Bemidji State

Travis Nelson, Sports Editor October 26, 2021

It was a high-scoring series between the Northern Michigan University hockey team (2-3, 2-2 CCHA) and the visiting #19 Bemidji State Beavers (3-3, 2-0 CCHA) that saw BSU pick up two road victories including...

LUCK OF THE IRISH—NMU forward Connor Marritt and defenseman Trevor Cosgrove collide with Notre Dame forward Grant Silianoff in the first period of Saturday nights game. The Cats came up short 5-2 against the Fighting Irish, and didnt get good bounces throughout the game. Travis Nelson/NW

‘Cats hockey doesn’t get right bounces in 5-2 loss to No. 17 Notre Dame

Travis Nelson, Sports Editor October 19, 2021

When a team loses by three goals in a game, there are plenty of mixed reactions for a coach to have afterwards. In the aftermath of the Northern Michigan University hockey team’s 5-2 non-conference home...

BACK IN A JAM-PACKED BEC—The NMU Hockey team celebrates a victory over Ferris State at home on January 30, 2021. That game was in front of barely any spectators, but the Berry Events Center will be full for the season opening series against St. Thomas this weekend. Travis Nelson/NW

‘Cats hockey prepares to host St. Thomas in front of expected large home crowd

Travis Nelson, Sports Editor October 8, 2021

The Northern Michigan University hockey team begins its 2021-22 slate with some solid momentum after last year’s WCHA runner-up run. Now in the re-established CCHA’s first year back, the Wildcats will...

Graphic of two ice skates on a light blue background

Free open skate at Berry Events Center

Peter Smedley February 8, 2021

This season, while COVID-19 still persists, open skate is still available in a limited capacity. At the Berry Events Center, students can enjoy skating on Feb. 11, and 18 from 6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.  Unlike...

HUSKIES TOO MUCH—The NMU Hockey team hasnt won a game since Wednesday, Dec. 30, and have now lost eight straight after a 4-1 loss to Michigan Tech. Travis Nelson/NW

Wildcats’ hockey drops eighth straight game with 4-1 loss to Michigan Tech

Travis Nelson January 26, 2021

The NMU Hockey team got off to a strong start and didn’t give up any power play goals- two major rivals that have haunted the ‘Cats so far this season. However, despite doing those things and playing...

COLLAPSING CATS—NMU was in complete control of Saturdays night until penalties and a furious Lakers comeback did them in. Travis Nelson/NW

‘Cats collapse down home stretch, fall 3-2 in overtime to Lake Superior State

Travis Nelson January 10, 2021

Starting strong has been a problem all season for the NMU Hockey team, and they did that on Saturday night against Lake Superior State University. After leading 2-0 with 13 minutes left in the third period,...

LAKERS TAKE GAME ONE—NMU dropped its third straight game and fifth in its first seven with a 4-1 to Lake Superior State on Friday night. Puck drop for game two takes place on Saturday, Jan. 9 at 6:07 p.m. Travis Nelson/NW

Deja vu: Slow start, penalties haunt NMU in series opening 4-1 loss to Lake State

Travis Nelson January 9, 2021

A new game presented the same problems for the NMU Hockey team. The Wildcats lost its third game in a row, dropping the first game of the series doubleheader against Lake Superior State University, 4-1. The...

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