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IM-PORTAL — NMU forward Connor Marritt and defenseman Trevor Cosgrove collide with Notre Dame forward Grant Silianoff in the first period of a 5-2 to Notre Dame on Saturday, Oct. 16. Marritt is one of four NMU players to enter the transfer portal since the season ended. Travis Nelson/NW

Hockey goes through flux with transfers

Travis Nelson, Sports Editor April 14, 2022

The Northern Michigan University hockey team has gone through some changes in the past month of the offseason, with three players coming in and four players seeing their way out. The college sports...

GAME OVER—NMU forward Andre Ghantous controls the puck during the Wildcats 8-1 loss to #1 Minnesota State-Mankato. The Wildcats season comes to an end with a record of 20-16-1. Photo courtesy of NMU Athletics.

Hockey’s season comes to an end with 8-1 loss to No. 1 Mankato in CCHA semifinals

Travis Nelson, Sports Editor March 18, 2022

The long and winding season that was for the Northern Michigan University hockey team has come to an end with an 8-1 road defeat at the hands of No. 1 Minnesota State-Mankato in the CCHA Tournament semifinals...

DAVID VS GOLIATH—NMU forward AJ Vanderbeck shoots a puck against Minnesota State-Mankato on Saturday, Jan. 15. The Wildcats will face the Mavericks again in the CCHA semifinals. Travis Nelson/NW

Hockey has challenge awaiting in CCHA semis against No. 1 Mankato

Travis Nelson, Sports Editor March 12, 2022

It won’t be easy, but the Northern Michigan University hockey team is trying to repeat history this weekend with a road game against No. 1 Minnesota State-Mankato with a spot in the CCHA Tournament finals...

STAYING ALIVE—The NMU hockey team celebrates a goal earlier this season. The Wildcats season continues onto Mankato for a CCHA semifinal game this weekend after they dispatched Lake Superior State in the first round. Travis Nelson/NW

Hockey advances to CCHA semis with series win over Lake Superior State

Travis Nelson, Sports Editor March 9, 2022

The Northern Michigan University hockey team lives to fight another series by winning two of three games on the road against the Lake Superior State Lakers this past weekend in the CCHA Tournament quarterfinals. Both...

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...

LIVING THE DREAM—Braden Golisek takes the ice for the Wildcats during warm-ups before the Michigan Tech game on Tuesday, Feb. 8. After just playing hockey for fun while in college, Golisek is now on the Northern roster. Travis Nelson/NW

From intramurals to Division I hockey: Braden Golisek’s wild three-day ride

Travis Nelson, Sports Editor February 17, 2022

It was a normal Sunday for Northern Michigan University senior public relations major and sports information intern Braden Golisek. While at work, he got a call from hockey coach Grant Potulny to ask him...

TECH OVERPOWERS CATS—NMU forward Connor Marritt shoots a shot for the Wildcats during the 8-1 loss to Michigan Tech on Tuesday. The Cats have four regular season games left to make ground in CCHA standings. Travis Nelson/NW

Shorthanded hockey whitewashed by #14 Michigan Tech

Travis Nelson, Sports Editor February 11, 2022

The Northern Michigan University hockey team was behind the 8-ball missing players to injury, including the Wildcats’ two Hobey Baker nominees and top two goalies, and #14 Michigan Tech made them pay...

MUCH NEEDED WIN— Defenseman Jakob Peterson controls the puck for the Wildcats during the teams 2-1 win over Lake Superior State on Saturday. NMU responded after losing 6-1 in Fridays match-up. Travis Nelson/NW

Hockey sinks Lake Superior State with 2-1 overtime victory

Travis Nelson, Sports Editor February 1, 2022

The Northern Michigan University hockey team turned the tables after falling flat in a 6-1 thumping on Friday, and responded with a 2-1 overtime win on Saturday evening. In Friday’s match-up, LSSU...

BACK DOWN TO EARTH—NMU defenseman Ben Newhouse shoots the puck in the second period during NMUs 4-1 loss to #1 Minnesota State-Mankato. The Wildcats won on Friday in the series opener, but the Mavericks came to play in the second game. Travis Nelson/NW

Hockey doomed by first period in 4-1 loss to #1 Mankato in series finale

Travis Nelson, Sports Editor January 18, 2022

Friday night was a feel-good story for the Northern Michigan University hockey team with an upset 4-2 win over the nation’s top ranked team, Minnesota State-Mankato. However, Saturday proved to serve...

FACING NATIONS BEST—NMU forward Mikey Colella scores a goal in a 6-3 win over Bowling Green last Friday. The Wildcats now welcome in top ranked Minnesota Duluth, where a big opportunity awaits. Travis Nelson/NW

Hockey faces big challenge against top-ranked Minnesota Duluth

Travis Nelson, Sports Editor December 3, 2021

Coming off of a critical CCHA series, the Northern Michigan University hockey team has momentum heading into a showdown with top-ranked Minnesota Duluth. NMU faced Bowling Green this past weekend and...

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...

GETTING BACK ON TRACK—NMU forward Andre Ghantous carves through the Bemidji State with a goal on Saturday, Oct. 23. After losses to highly ranked opponents, both the Wildcat hockey and football teams try to find wins this weekend.

Hockey and football both fall to highly-ranked conference opponents

Travis Nelson, Sports Editor November 3, 2021

The schedule wasn’t very kind to Northern Michigan University athletics this past weekend, as hockey dropped both games on Friday and Saturday night on the road to No. 2 Minnesota State-Mankato, and...

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