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NMU Hockey searches for points in road trip to No. 17 Bemidji State

Travis Nelson February 12, 2021

This past weekend, the NMU Hockey team beat its first opponent that not named Ferris State with a split on the road against Lake Superior State. Now the Wildcats have a tall task in front of them...

RIVALRY REDO—The Wildcats will now face Michigan Tech this weekend after both teams scheduled opponents postponed due to COVID-19. Travis Nelson/NW

Hockey playing this weekend after all, schedules home-and-home series with Michigan Tech

Travis Nelson January 22, 2021

Two days after the NMU Hockey team had to postpone its series with Alabama-Huntsville due to COVID-19, the Wildcats will take the ice this weekend against a different opponent - Michigan Tech. The Huskies’...

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CRAIGHEAD GOING PRO—After playing for four years at NMU, forward Darien Craighead is going to begin his career in the pro ranks with the South Carolina Stingrays of the ECHL. Even through quarantine, Craighead has continued to train and prepare for the next level.

NMU’s Craighead signs professional contract in ECHL

Travis Nelson September 30, 2020

After capping off an excellent four-year career for the NMU Men’s Hockey team, forward Darien Craighead has signed his first professional contract with the South Carolina Stingrays based in North Charleston,...

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...

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Junior forward Adam Rockwood drives into the offensive zone, trailed by a University of Alaska-Fairbanks defender. Rockwood finished the weekend with three points, registering a goal and two assists, while also leading the team with 29 assists this season.

Friendly confines of Berry Events Center key for Wildcats

Ryan Spitza February 15, 2018

The Northern Michigan University Hockey team picked up two more wins last weekend against the University of Alaska-Fairbanks Nanooks (UAF), propelling the Wildcats into a much-needed bye week this weekend....

Freshman defenseman Robert Fosdick carries the puck up from behind the NMU net. Fosdick has four points this season through 24 games played, including one goal.

Wildcats earn a home WCHA playoff game

Ryan Spitza February 8, 2018

The Northern Michigan University Hockey team split with Alabama-Huntsville (UAH) last weekend, bringing its seven-game win streak and eight-game unbeaten streak to an end. NMU started Saturday’s...

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NMU hockey sweeps third weekend series in a row

Jamieson Greenough February 1, 2018

Last weekend’s back-to-back wins at Alaska-Anchorage were just the push the Wildcats needed to pull out of second place and into the lead of the WCHA. With a 4-2 win Friday, and a 5-3 victory on...

Senior Defenseman Jordan Klimek lines up at the faceoff circle, ready to start a play. The Wildcats scored six goals this weekend thanks to smart offensive zone puck movement.
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Wildcats retain possession of Cappo Cup

Levi Erkkila January 25, 2018

The Northern Michigan Men’s hockey team was able to capture the Cappo Cup over the weekend, sweeping Lake Superior State University at the Berry Events Center. NMU defeated the Lakers 3-2 both nights....

Photo by Lindsey Eaton: Photo taken during the Wildcats opening weekend against Lake Superior State.

Wildcats split weekend against Badgers

Trevor Drew October 26, 2017

In a non-conference series over the weekend, the Northern Michigan Wildcat Hockey team had day-and-night results against the Big Ten’s University of Wisconsin Badgers, grabbing a 5-4 overtime victory...

‘Cats and Dogs set to renew classic rivalry

Ray Bressette January 8, 2015

The Wildcat hockey team prepares to face their longest rival in team history, the No. 8-ranked Michigan Tech Huskies this weekend in a home-and-home series which will begin at 7:07 p.m. Friday, Jan. 9...

Big loss to Tech follows Bulldog split

Cody Boyer February 14, 2013

Penalties bring defeat for ’Cats after first season shutout at home The NMU hockey team travelled to Houghton, Mich. this week to face-off in a non-conference game against the Huskies after splitting...

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