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LUCK OF THE IRISH—NMU forward Connor Marritt and defenseman Trevor Cosgrove collide with Notre Dame forward Grant Silianoff in the first period of Saturday nights game. The Cats came up short 5-2 against the Fighting Irish, and didnt get good bounces throughout the game. Travis Nelson/NW

‘Cats hockey doesn’t get right bounces in 5-2 loss to No. 17 Notre Dame

Travis Nelson, Sports Editor October 19, 2021

When a team loses by three goals in a game, there are plenty of mixed reactions for a coach to have afterwards. In the aftermath of the Northern Michigan University hockey team’s 5-2 non-conference home...

SWEET, SWEET SWEEP—The team celebrates after forward Connor Marritts first career goal put NMU in front 2-1 in the first period of Saturdays win over St. Thomas. The Cats averaged six goals per game on the weekend, and are looking good to start the season. Travis Nelson/NW

Hockey uses five-goal third period to sweep St. Thomas

Travis Nelson, Sports Editor October 12, 2021

The Northern Michigan University hockey team had high hopes going into this season for its offense. It’s hard to sustain, but averaging six goals on a weekend is how the ‘Cats swept the visiting University...

WCHA SEMIFINAL TRIP—NMU scored two goals against Michigan Tech back on Feb. 27, and the Wildcats had no trouble scoring this past weekend against Bowling Green. Now with Minnesota State awaiting them in the WCHA Tournament Semifinals, a similar performance would do the Cats wonders. Travis Nelson/NW

Wildcats’ Hockey rides momentum into WCHA Semifinal game with No. 3 Mankato

Travis Nelson March 19, 2021

The NMU Hockey team is on a surge late in the season, and that surge will run right into the third-ranked team in the country, Minnesota State-Mankato University. Northern comes off of a big series...

CONFIDENT CATS—The NMU Hockey goes for the puck in a Feb. 27 game against Michigan Tech. The Wildcats have played much better as of late, and are a confident bunch after defeating Bowling Green in the first round of the WCHA Tournament. Travis Nelson/NW

Hockey’s confidence growing after first round win at Bowling Green

Travis Nelson March 19, 2021

The sixth-seeded NMU Hockey team entered the first round of the WCHA Tournament with a slim chance to defeat third-seeded host Bowling Green State University. But against the odds, the Wildcats took two...

COVID-19 POSTPONES NMU-HUNTSVILLE SERIES—A COVID-19 pause in Alabama-Huntsville program has postponed the series between the Wildcats and Chargers. Travis Nelson/NW

‘Cats hockey series against Alabama-Huntsville postponed due to COVID-19

Travis Nelson January 20, 2021

The NMU Hockey team will have to wait even longer to avenge its six-game losing streak. The Wildcats’ series against the University of Alabama-Huntsville on Friday, Jan. 22 and Saturday, Jan. 23 has...

RANKED ROUTE—NMU Hockey had its work cut out in against the fifth-ranked Minnesota State-Mankato Mavericks, and MSU costed to a 5-0 win with a four-goal first period. Travis Nelson/NW

Dreadful first period drops NMU to 0-1 in conference play with 5-0 loss to fifth-ranked Mankato

Travis Nelson January 3, 2021

Thirteen shots was all it took for Minnesota State-Mankato to score four first period goals en route to a demolition of the NMU Hockey team at the Berry Events Center on Saturday night, Jan. 2. The USCHO...

SERIES SWEEP—The Wildcats loss two straight games to Michigan Tech this past weekend in a two-game, nonconference series. Travis Nelson/NW

‘Cats hockey swept by Michigan Tech, fall 3-1 at home in second game

Travis Nelson December 20, 2020

The NMU Hockey team followed up a season-opening victory over Ferris State with back-to-back losses to Michigan Tech in a home-and-home series on Friday, Dec. 18 and Saturday, Dec. 19. The Wildcats followed...

WILDCATS START OFF SEASON STRONG—NMU got off to a great start, and held off Ferris States comeback for the win in its first game of the season. The Cats are now 1-0 and will take on Michigan Tech this weekend in a two-game series.

Wildcats survive Ferris State comeback for 5-4 win in season opener

Travis Nelson December 17, 2020

After building a 4-0 lead into the second period, the NMU Hockey team halted Ferris State’s comeback for a 5-4 season opening victory on Wednesday night. Nine months off didn’t result in any rust...

SMELLS LIKE TEAM SPIRIT—The rebranded Twisted Whiskers band peps up the audience at NMU’s hockey game on Saturday, Oct. 12 against the Michigan State University Spartans.

Pep band newly dubbed Twisted Whiskers

Adan Mulvaney October 17, 2019

The NMU Pep Band has renamed themselves as The Twisted Whiskers this fall as part of a rebranding effort meant to draw more students to athletic events. The pep band is an extracurricular instrumental...

STAR SPANGLED VOCALS—Senior theater major AJ Stephens awaits her debut performance for NMU hockey.

Official NMU National Anthem singer selected

Mary McDonough October 10, 2019

With the first home hockey game only days away, NMU has officially announced who will stand on the ice and sing the National Anthem for this season’s home matches. Senior theater major AJ Stephens...

Letter to the editor

Letter to the editor

Logan Hartz October 10, 2019

All hell broke loose on campus last week when it was circulated that students would have to pre-reserve seats for hockey games this season. This change comes as athletics as a whole is rebranding in an...

Members of the Wildcat hockey team celebrate at center ice after winning 3-2 in OT Sunday night at the Berry Events Center. Junior forward Adam Rockwood and sophomore forward Demico Hannoun embrace in the bottom left as the rest of the team swarms the overtime hero, junior forward Troy Loggins.
Photo by: Lindsey Eaton/NW

Looming showdown against Tech; WCHA title on the line

Ryan Spitza March 15, 2018

The second-seeded Northern Michigan University Hockey team defeated the third-seeded Bowling Green State University in a dramatic 3-2 overtime thriller of a decisive game three at the Berry Events Center...

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