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CELEBRATION — NMU womens hockey finished the DII National Championships 2-1, garnering the best record of any Michigan team participating in the tournament. 

Women’s hockey shows up strong at ACHA Nationals, sets stage for future success

Caden Sierra March 22, 2024

Last week, the NMU women's hockey team traveled down to Chesterfield, Missouri for the American Collegiate Hockey Association’s (ACHA) Women’s Division II National Championships. Despite not moving...

FOCUS — Captain Artem Shlaine readies for a faceoff.

Men’s Hockey splits weekend with CCHA opponent St. Thomas

Chloe Everson January 24, 2024

This past weekend, the Northern Michigan men’s hockey team hosted CCHA opponent the St. Thomas Tommies. The Wildcats split the weekend with the Tommies with a 3-2 win on Friday, Jan. 19 and dropped the...

Home victories all around as Wildcat Husky split weekend hockey matchup wraps up

Home victories all around as Wildcat Husky split weekend hockey matchup wraps up

Molly Birch December 9, 2023

Men’s hockey took on their Upper Peninsula rival the Michigan Tech Huskies in a weekend split starting in Houghton. Defenseman Colby Enns scored the first goal of the game, keeping a Wildcat lead through...

CAPTAIN — NMU hockeys #8 Artem Shlaine talks hockey and shares his journey.

From Moscow to Michigan: Artem Shlaine’s unconventional hockey journey

Caden Sierra December 8, 2023

Embarking on a hockey journey that spans across continents, Artem Shlaine, a senior at Northern Michigan University, discovered his passion for the sport in the most unexpected way. Born in Russia, Shlaine's...

U.P. BATTLE — The Cats take on their Upper Peninsula rival the Huskies after a weekend against the Vikings.

M Hockey: ‘Cats face UP rival Michigan Tech Huskies in weekend split

Chloe Everson December 7, 2023

This past weekend, the Northern Michigan men’s hockey team hosted the Augustana Vikings. On Friday, Dec. 1, the Wildcats tied the Vikings 2-2 and on Saturday, Dec. 2, fell in a 5-3 finish. After the...

WILDCAT GOAL — Goaltender Benni Halasz watches from his post as the team celebrates a goal. Halasz was named CCHA Goaltender of the week after the Cats swept Augustana at home last weekend.

M Hockey: Halasz earns Goaltender of the Week after weekend split against Falcons

Chloe Everson December 1, 2023

This past weekend the Northern Michigan men’s hockey team hit the road to face off against CCHA opponent, the Bowling Green Falcons. The Wildcats dropped the first game of the series on Friday, Nov....

HOME ADVANTAGE — Cats take on the Lakers at home this weekend and hope to bounce back after two losses.

M Hockey falls short in back-to-back games against St. Thomas

Caden Sierra November 10, 2023

The Wildcats traveled to Saint Paul, Minnesota over the weekend to take on Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA) opponent the St. Thomas Tommies in a series of back to back games, ultimately falling...

HOME OPENER — The Wildcats clinch their first win of the season at home to split series with Ferris State Bulldogs.

M Hockey: Wildcats split weekend series with Ferris State

Caden Sierra November 3, 2023

The Wildcats kicked off the 2023-24 CCHA season with a two-game series against the Ferris State Bulldogs. The Wildcats were able to secure a win in the second game following an overtime loss in the first. In...

Yellow and Green as far as one can see

Yellow and Green as far as one can see

Abigail Faix October 26, 2023

Tis’ the beginning of hockey season with Northern Michigan University’s Helmet Night, hosted by NMU Puckheads. Students gathered in the Wildcat room at the Berry Event Center on Oct. 25 to celebrate...

PUCK DROP — The Wildcats will travel to Arizona this week to face off against the No.19 Sun Devils before heading home to play on the resized ice rink put in over the off season.

Hockey: Wildcats, Sun Devils set to face off in Arizona

Caden Sierra October 20, 2023

NMU's hockey team faced off against the University of Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs in a closely contested two-game series over the weekend. Both games provided experience and insight as the team looks ahead...

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...

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...

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