2006-07 Men's Ice Hockey News

  • New Assistant Named
    July 24, 2007
    MARQUETTE, Mich. – Northern Michigan University head hockey coach Walt Kyle has announced that Robert Facca will be joining his staff as an assistant coach.
  • Mike Santorelli Inks Pro Deal
    July 09, 2007
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Northern Michigan University forward, Mike Santorelli, is forgoing his senior season with the Wildcats to begin his professional hockey career.
  • Darin Olver Signs With German Hockey Team
    June 08, 2007
    BREMERHAVEN, Germany – Darin Olver has signed a contract to play hockey for the Fischtown Pinguins in Bremerhaven, Germany.
  • NMU 2007-08 Hockey Schedule
    May 09, 2007
    MARQUETTE, Mich. – Northern Michigan University announces the 2007-08 hockey schedule. The Wildcats will drop the puck 19 times on the Berry Events Center ice
  • John Olver Leaves Hockey Coaching Staff
    April 27, 2007
    MARQUETTE, Mich. – John Olver has resigned as an assistant coach with the Northern Michigan University hockey team. He has accepted a position with the Iowa Stars of the American Hockey League (AHL).
  • Northern Michigan University Hockey Awards
    April 17, 2007
    MARQUETTE, Mich. – The annual Northern Michigan University hockey banquet was held tonight and the big winners were Mike Santorelli with three awards and Matt Maunu with two.
  • Mike Santorelli Named To RBK All-American Team
    April 10, 2007
    MARQUETTE, Mich. – Mike Santorelli was named to the 2006-07 RBK Hockey All-American West Team as a second team selection.
  • Mike Santorelli Named To College Hockey News Team
    March 22, 2007
    PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – Junior forward Mike Santorelli from the Northern Michigan University hockey team has been named to the College Hockey News (CHN) Team as an honorable mention selection.
  • Darin Olver Scores Goal In Pro Debut
    March 20, 2007
    HARTFORD, Conn. – Former Wildcat Darin Olver recently signed an Amateur Tryout (ATO) agreement with the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League (AHL).
  • Wildcats Season Is Over
    March 10, 2007
    ANN ARBOR, Mich. – For the first time in five years and the first for a Walt Kyle coached team the Northern Michigan University hockey team will not be advancing to Joe Louis Arena for the Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA) Tournament
  • Wildcats Are Back Against The Wall Again
    March 09, 2007
    ANN ARBOR, Mich. – For the second time in the past week the Northern Michigan University hockey team is one loss away from ending its season.
  • Mike Santorelli Named To All-CCHA Team
    March 07, 2007
    FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. – Mike Santorelli was the lone Northern Michigan University Wildcat named to the All-Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA) All-Conference Team.
  • Matt Maunu Selected To The CCHA Scholar-Athlete Team
    March 06, 2007
    FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. – Matt Maunu has been designated as Northern Michigan University’s CCHA Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
  • Tickets Available For The Michigan Playoff Series
    March 05, 2007
    Tickets for the CCHA quarterfinal series at the University of Michigan on March 9, 10 and 11 (if necessary) at Yost Ice Arena are available by phone
  • Wildcats Win In Columbus Again...Move On
    March 04, 2007
    COLUMBUS, Ohio – For over 20 years the Northern Michigan University hockey team could not buy a win in Columbus, Ohio
  • Two Seniors Extend The Season For The Wildcats
    March 03, 2007
    COLUMBUS, Ohio – It took two seniors to keep the Northern Michigan University hockey season alive on Saturday nigh
  • Change Of Venue Does Not Help Wildcats in Columbus
    March 02, 2007
    COLUMBUS, Ohio – A change of venue did not help the Northern Michigan University Wildcats on Friday night in the first game of the CCHA Playoffs.
  • Seniors Go Out With A Win
    February 24, 2007
    MARQUETTE, Mich. – It took Walt Kyle five games to get it done, but he finally did it as he picked up his 100th win behind the Wildcat bench with the 4-1 win over Miami tonight at the Berry Events Center
  • 'Cats Lose To Miami
    February 23, 2007
    MARQUETTE, Mich. – The Miami RedHawks scored two goals in the third period to seal the 4-1 win over the Northern Michigan University Wildcats on Friday night at the Berry Events Center.
  • Hockey to Host RedHawks
    February 20, 2007
    MARQUETTE, Mich. - The Northern Michigan University Hockey Wildcats (12-20-2, 9-16-1, CCHA) will host the Miami RedHawks (22-10-4, 15-7-4 CCHA) in a two-game series at the Berry Events Center on Friday and Saturday, February 23-24.
  • 'Cats Leave Columbus Empty Handed
    February 10, 2007
    COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Northern Michigan University hockey team is leaving Columbus, Ohio still looking for its first win at Value City Arena.
  • The Curse Of Columbus Continues
    February 09, 2007
    COLUMBUS, Ohio – Friday night at Value City Arena on the campus of The Ohio State University the Northern Michigan University hockey team was looking for its first win in Columbus since November 1981
  • Wildcats Split With Lakers
    February 03, 2007
    SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. – The Cappo Cup will change its address thanks to a 2-1 win by the Lake Superior Lakers on Saturday night over the Northern Michigan Wildcats at Taffy Abel Arena. The Wildcats have held the cup since the 2000-01 season.
  • Mike Santorelli and Bill Zaniboni Lead Wildcats
    February 02, 2007
    MARQUETTE, Mich. – Mix in one part Bill Zaniboni shutout and one part goal by Mike Santorelli and it equals a 1-0 Northern Michigan University win over the Lake Superior State Lakers on Friday night at the Berry Events Center.
  • Hockey to Host Lakers
    January 30, 2007
    MARQUETTE, Mich. - The Northern Michigan University Hockey Wildcats (11-17-2, 8-13-1 CCHA) will play the Lake Superior State Lakers (15-11-1, 8-9-3 CCHA) in a home-and-home in Marquette, Mich. at the Berry Events Center (Feb. 2) and in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. at Taffy Abel Arena (Feb. 3). Face-off for Friday (Feb. 2) is slated for 7:35 p.m. while Saturday’s game is scheduled to start at 7:05 p.m.
  • Mike Santorelli Scores Both Goals
    January 26, 2007
    OMAHA, Neb. – Mike Santorelli’s two goals were not enough for the Northern Michigan University hockey team on Friday night at the Qwest Center in Omaha, Neb. The Mavericks scored three unanswered goals in the second period en route for the 5-2 win.
  • Mike Santorelli Adds To Goal Streak
    January 24, 2007
    DULUTH, Minn. – Mike Santorelli extended his goal streak to six games, but that was not enough for the Wildcats. Playing a mid-week game against the Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs on the team’s way to Omaha the team fell by a score of 4-2.
  • Two 'Cats Honored By The CCHA
    January 22, 2007
    FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. – Two Northern Michigan University hockey players were named by the Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA) as a Player of the Week
  • Wildcats Sweep First Series Of The Season
    January 20, 2007
    MARQUETTE, Mich. – Mike Santorelli scored three points tonight on a goal and two assists to lead the Northern Michigan University Wildcats to a 4-1 win over the visiting Bowling Green State University Falcons for its first sweep of the season.
  • Darin Olver's Two Goals Leads Wildcats
    January 19, 2007
    MARQUETTE, Mich. – Darin Olver scored his first game-winning goal of the season on Friday night as the Northern Michigan University hockey team won its second game in a row.
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