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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...

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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...

SEASON OPENER — Due to positive COVID-19 cases on the team they have had to postpone the first few games of the season. With this minor setback the Wildcat hockey team is ready to hit the rink for their season opener Dec. 16. Photo courtesy of NMU Athletics

Delayed hockey season to finally commence

Travis Nelson December 16, 2020

Since the beginning of the pandemic, the Wildcats had no COVID-19 issues, Head Coach Grant Potulny said. However in typical 2020 fashion, two days before NMU’s season opener against Lake Superior State...

NMU Winterfest shines with ‘Winter Nights and Carnival Lights’

Nolan Krebs February 7, 2013

For a lot of students, part of NMU’s allure is its seasonal identity as a snow-lover’s paradise. Starting Friday, Feb. 15, student groups, residence hall houses and other university-affiliated...

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