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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...

WEEKEND TO REMEMBER—NMU defenseman Trevor Cosgrove scores for the Wildcats in the second period against Colgate on Saturday, Jan. 8. This was one of Cosgroves three goals on the weekend against his former team of Colgate, where he played for four years. Travis Nelson/NW

Hockey’s Cosgrove has memorable weekend against former team

Travis Nelson, Sports Editor January 19, 2022

NMU hockey coach Grant Potulny has been around a lot of hockey through his playing and coaching career of more than 20 years, but he’s never seen a player have as much success against their former team...

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...

RIVALS GOING AT IT—NMU forward Joseph Nardi fights for the faceoff with Michigan Techs Arvid Caderoth during Saturday nights game. The Wildcats lost 5-2, but earned the series split with a win on Friday. Travis Nelson/NW.

Hockey misses opportunity to sweep Michigan Tech in home loss

Travis Nelson, Sports Editor November 16, 2021

The Northern Michigan University hockey team looked to sweep arch-rival Michigan Tech for the first time since the 2018-19 season, but couldn’t do so in a 5-2 loss at the Berry Events Center on Saturday...

GETTING BACK ON TRACK—NMU forward Andre Ghantous carves through the Bemidji State with a goal on Saturday, Oct. 23. After losses to highly ranked opponents, both the Wildcat hockey and football teams try to find wins this weekend.

Hockey and football both fall to highly-ranked conference opponents

Travis Nelson, Sports Editor November 3, 2021

The schedule wasn’t very kind to Northern Michigan University athletics this past weekend, as hockey dropped both games on Friday and Saturday night on the road to No. 2 Minnesota State-Mankato, and...

SWEPT AT HOME—NMU forward Vincent de Meys shot sails wide left of the net during Saturdays 4-3 loss to Bemidji State. The Beavers also won Fridays match-up 5-4, sweeping the Wildcats in the process. Travis Nelson/NW

Wildcats’ hockey swept in CCHA series by #19 Bemidji State

Travis Nelson, Sports Editor October 26, 2021

It was a high-scoring series between the Northern Michigan University hockey team (2-3, 2-2 CCHA) and the visiting #19 Bemidji State Beavers (3-3, 2-0 CCHA) that saw BSU pick up two road victories including...

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...

BACK IN A JAM-PACKED BEC—The NMU Hockey team celebrates a victory over Ferris State at home on January 30, 2021. That game was in front of barely any spectators, but the Berry Events Center will be full for the season opening series against St. Thomas this weekend. Travis Nelson/NW

‘Cats hockey prepares to host St. Thomas in front of expected large home crowd

Travis Nelson, Sports Editor October 8, 2021

The Northern Michigan University hockey team begins its 2021-22 slate with some solid momentum after last year’s WCHA runner-up run. Now in the re-established CCHA’s first year back, the Wildcats will...

VOIGT AND POTULNY KICKOFF NORTHERN NOW—Swim and Dive Head Coach Heidi Voigt and Hockey Head Coach Grant Potulny will be interacting with NMU alumni and community members in the debut of the series, Northern Now, hosted by the NMU Alumni Association. Travis Nelson/NW

NMU coaches headline debut of newest alumni digital event series

Travis Nelson October 13, 2020

Northern Now, the newest monthly digital event series designed for alumni and friends from the NMU Alumni Association, kicks off with a bang on Wednesday, Oct. 14 with a virtual press conference with...

A TEAM OF VETERANS—The Wildcats enter 2020-21 returning a majority of their goals from last season after losing three players to graduation. Led by captains senior forward Joseph Nardi and senior defenseman Ben Newhouse, NMU is filled with veteran players.

Delayed start not stopping hockey’s experienced momentum into 2020 campaign

Travis Nelson September 29, 2020

Despite the bizarre circumstances that’ll surround the 2020-21 NMU Men’s Hockey season, the Wildcats’ expectations are still there. After a Sept. 10 announcement from the WCHA and the rest of...

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