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RIVAL - The Cats head to Sault Ste. Marie this weekend to face off against Lake Superior State.

Hockey: NMU, Alaska Fairbanks split weekend 1-1

Lily Gouin November 4, 2022

The men’s hockey team faced the University of Alaska Fairbanks this past weekend and came up with mixed results as the Cats’ sit at 5-5 on the season. The ‘Cats lost on Friday night 1-2 and won 3-2...

FROZEN - After a 9-1 win on Friday the Cats were unable to produce the same offensive results, with the Seawolves winning 3-1 on Saturday night.

Hockey: weekend rollercoaster at Berry Events Center

Chris Anderson October 26, 2022

NMU Men's Hockey was back home last weekend after coming off a tough weekend at No.12 Notre Dame where they dropped both matches to the Fighting Irish. NMU was set to face off against University of Alaska...

PREPERATION - The Cats get to work for the weekend matchup at home.

NMU, UA Anchorage face off in the Berry this weekend

Chris Anderson October 20, 2022

NMU Men’s Hockey traveled to South Bend, IN this past weekend to face off against No.14 Notre Dame. The ‘Cats were coming off a strong two-win weekend at Colgate University but were unable to ride...

THRILLER- NMU celebrates the goal by A.J. Vanderbeck, winning the game in overtime.

Hockey: NMU’s Vanderbeck scores OT goal in 4-3 win

Chris Anderson October 5, 2022

NMU Men’s Hockey opened up the season against Bowling Green, a conference rival, this past weekend and ended with a 1-1 split with the Falcons. Freshman Joey Larson had two assists on the night and junior...

FRESH START — NMUs hockey team kicks off the season this weekend against Bowling Green.

NMU Hockey kicks off the season as they face Bowling Green at home

Chris Anderson, Sports Editor September 29, 2022

The NMU Men’s Hockey team was voted to finish second in the CCHA preseason polls as they look ahead to a promising season. The team will be led by Forward AJ Vanderbeck as he was voted to the All-CCHA...

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.

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...

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