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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...

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...

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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