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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...

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...

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...

TAKING THEIR LUMPS—The Wildcats had a tough time handling the fifth-ranked Mankato Mavericks, losing a combined 9-0 in the two-game series. Travis Nelson/NW

Wildcats end weekend with second straight shutout loss to Mankato

Travis Nelson January 4, 2021

Head Coach Grant Potulny paused for a while in his postgame press conference after the NMU Hockey team lost 4-0 to fifth-ranked Minnesota State-Mankato to try and think of any positives from the weekend....

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...

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