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CATS FINISH AS RUNNER UP—NMU sophomore defenseman Michael Van Unen attempts to skate away from an LSSU Laker during Saturdays WCHA Championship game. The Wildcats lost 6-3, ending their with an 11-17-1 record. Northern defeated two high-quality opponents in Bowling Green and Mankato to reach the finals, but the Cats came up short. Photo courtesy of NMU Athletics.

Hockey’s heroic late season rally falls flat in WCHA Championship game

Travis Nelson March 26, 2021

The NMU Hockey team was dead in the water just two months ago with a 2-10 record. Things weren't looking good for the Wildcats, and the season was all but over. However, Northern turned the ship around...

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...

HOCKEY MARCH MADNESS—The Wildcats looking to score against Michigan Tech back on Saturday, Feb. 27. NMU sets its sights on Bowling Green, who they meet in the first round of the WCHA Tournament. Travis Nelson/NW

Hockey heads to Bowling Green for first round of WCHA Tournament

Travis Nelson March 12, 2021

Coming off of two weeks off from action, the NMU Hockey team returns to the ice this weekend on the road against Bowling Green State University.  The sixth-seeded Wildcats (8-15-1, 6-7-1 WCHA)...

BATTLING BOWLING GREEN—NMU senior forward and captain Joseph Nardi possesses the puck for the Wildcats around a couple of Bowling Green defenders. The Wildcats lost 6-2, and end the regular season with weekend with a series against the Huskies of Michigan Tech. Travis Nelson/NW

‘Cats fall apart in 6-2 loss to Bowling Green

Travis Nelson February 22, 2021

Through two periods, the NMU Hockey team was in a battle with the visiting Bowling Green Falcons. Trailing 3-2 going into the third, the Wildcats collapsed and ended Sunday’s match-up with a 6-2 defeat.  NMU...

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NMU athletics hosting hockey, Women’s Basketball doubleheader on Tuesday

Travis Nelson February 16, 2021

Sports schedules have been all over the place for NMU during the pandemic, but that can be a good thing sometimes. Tonight is one of those times when Wildcats’ Hockey hits the ice in the Berry Events...

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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...

CATS SWEEP THE DOGS—The NMU Hockey team got back on the winning side this past weekend with two wins over Ferris State inside of the Berry Events Center. Travis Nelson/NW

Wildcats’ hockey nets 5-3 win to sweep Ferris State

Travis Nelson January 31, 2021

It has been a long month of January for the NMU Hockey team, losing eight straight games. However, the Wildcats got back in the win column with two victories over Ferris State this weekend, including...

HUSKIES TOO MUCH—The NMU Hockey team hasnt won a game since Wednesday, Dec. 30, and have now lost eight straight after a 4-1 loss to Michigan Tech. Travis Nelson/NW

Wildcats’ hockey drops eighth straight game with 4-1 loss to Michigan Tech

Travis Nelson January 26, 2021

The NMU Hockey team got off to a strong start and didn’t give up any power play goals- two major rivals that have haunted the ‘Cats so far this season. However, despite doing those things and playing...

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 23, 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’...

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...

COLLAPSING CATS—NMU was in complete control of Saturdays night until penalties and a furious Lakers comeback did them in. Travis Nelson/NW

‘Cats collapse down home stretch, fall 3-2 in overtime to Lake Superior State

Travis Nelson January 10, 2021

Starting strong has been a problem all season for the NMU Hockey team, and they did that on Saturday night against Lake Superior State University. After leading 2-0 with 13 minutes left in the third period,...

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