2019-20 Northern Michigan Ice Hockey News

  • New League To Be Re-Established As The CCHA
    February 18, 2020
    Seven prominent NCAA Division I hockey playing institutions who first announced last June the exploration of a new Division I men’s hockey conference that will begin play in the 2021-2022 season, have now shared that the league will be reestablished and branded as the Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA).
  • Special Teams Deciding Factor For Wildcat Hockey Saturday Against Bemidji
    February 15, 2020
    MARQUETTE, Mich. — The Northern Michigan University hockey program (16-12-4, 14-9-1-1 WCHA) fought hard Saturday night but were stopped short of the goal line by the Bemidji State Beavers (18-8-4, 18-4-2-1 WCHA) 27 times as they fell 5-1 to the WCHA foe. 
  • #19 Wildcats Suffer Loss To #16 Beavers Friday Night
    February 14, 2020
    MARQUETTE, Mich. — The Wildcat hockey program (16-11-4, 14-8-1-1) found no luck with the puck on Friday night as they fell to Bemidji State University (17-8-4, 17-4-2-1), 5-0.
  • #15 Wildcats Shutout In Defensive Battle At #3 Minnesota State
    February 08, 2020
    MANKATO, Minn. — A strong defensive bout between the No. 15 Northern Michigan University hockey team (16-10-4, 14-7-1-1 WCHA) and No. 3 Minnesota State (26-4-2, 20-3-1-1 WCHA) saw the Mavericks take the 1-0 final as the Wildcats were handed their first sweep of the season. 
  • #15 Wildcats Fall To #3 Mavericks Friday Night
    February 07, 2020
    MANKATO, Minn. — The No. 15 Northern Michigan University hockey program fell 7-3 at the hands of No. 3 Minnesota State Mankato Friday evening on the road. 
  • Top-15 Showdown Ahead For Wildcat Hockey
    February 05, 2020
    MARQUETTE, Mich. -- The 15th-ranked Wildcats hit the road for their longest bus trip of the season this weekend with a trip to No. 3 Minnesota State on the horizon. The two teams previously met in mid-December in Marquette where Northern Michigan University's hockey program earned the weekend split.
  • Three Named WCHA Players Of The Month For January
    February 04, 2020
    BLOOMINGTON, Minn. - Darien Craighead, AJ Vanderbeck and Nolan Kent earn monthly honors from the WCHA following a hot start to 2020.
  • Craighead Named Forward Of The Week By WCHA
    February 03, 2020
    BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — Netting his second career hat trick and leading his team to a 5-2 victory over Ferris State University Friday night, Darien Craighead has been named the Forward of the Week by the Western Collegiate Hockey Association for the second consecutive week.
  • #15 Wildcats Earn Sweep Over Ferris State With 5-2 Win
    February 01, 2020
    MARQUETTE, Mich. — The Northern Michigan University hockey team (16-8-4, 14-5-1-1 WCHA) completed the regular season sweep over Ferris State University (7-20-2, 5-14-2-0 WCHA) with a 5-2 victory on Saturday night. 
  • Craighead's Hat Trick Lifts No. 15 Wildcats Over Ferris State, 5-2
    January 31, 2020
    MARQUETTE, Mich. — The Wildcat hockey team (15-8-4, 13-5-1-1 WCHA) improved to 3-0 on the season against the Bulldogs of Ferris State (7-19-2, 5-4-2-0 WCHA) behind a hat trick performance by senior Darien Craighead and 20 saves from sophomore goaltender Nolan Kent. 
  • Crucial Home Series Ahead For Wildcat Hockey
    January 29, 2020
    MARQUETTE, Mich. -- The Northern Michigan University hockey team returns home after a two week stretch, spread across 4,139 miles where the team went 1-1-2.
  • Ending The Stigma
    January 29, 2020
    The conversation on mental health has long been cast aside, especially in the world of sports. Athletes are supposed to be strong and opening up to share one’s emotions often comes as a sign of weakness. Mitchel Slattery, a junior on the NMU Hockey team is here to change that mindset and let people know, “it’s okay to not be okay. You are never alone.”
  • Craighead, Vanderbeck Earn WCHA Honors Following Alaska Series
    January 27, 2020
    BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — Claiming five of six points on the weekend, two Wildcats sat atop the league standings in AJ Vanderbeck and Darien Craighead, with five and four points, respectively. Following their strong weekend showing, the two have been named Players of the Week by the Western Collegiate Hockey Association, a career first for both men.
  • #15 Wildcats Complete Road Trip With 4-2 Victory At Alaska
    January 26, 2020
    FAIRBANKS, Alaska — The Wildcat hockey program (14-8-4, 12-5-1-1 WCHA) defeated the Alaska Nanooks (13-13-2, 11-9-2-0 WCHA), 4-2, Saturday night to take sole possession of third place in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association and clinch five of six league points in the weekend series.
  • #15 Wildcats Pick Up Extra Point In 4-4 Tie At Alaska
    January 25, 2020
    FAIRBANKS, Alaska — 65 minutes was not enough in Fairbanks on Friday night as the Northern Michigan Wildcats (13-8-4, 11-5-1-1 WCHA) and Alaska Nanooks (13-12-1, 11-8-2-0 WCHA) skated to a 4-4 tie at the Carlson Center.
  • Beaulieu Named Candidate For Senior CLASS Award
    January 22, 2020
    MARQUETTE, Mich. -- A role model both on the ice and in the community, senior captain Philip Beaulieu has been named a candidate for the Senior CLASS Award. One of 20 student-athletes selected as a finalist, the Senior CLASS Award is presented to a senior who has made an impact both within his/her team as well as in their community.
  • #15 NMU Treks To The Last Frontier For Weekend Series
    January 21, 2020
    MARQUETTE, Mich. -- The Wildcats of Northern Michigan face another tough challenge on the road as they head east to Ithaca, New York for a weekend battle with top-ranked Cornell. The 17th-ranked Wildcats are coming off their second consecutive sweep following a pair of victories over the Alaska Anchorage Seawolves last weekend. This will be their third ranked opponent in the last four series, with the Wildcats owning a 3-1-0 record in those games.
  • #17 Wildcats Fall In Close Game At #1 Cornell
    January 18, 2020
    ITHACA, N.Y. — Top-ranked Cornell (13-1-3, 8-1-1 ECAC) snapped the No. 17 Northern Michigan University Wildcats’ (13-8-3, 11-5-0-0 WCHA) undefeated streak with a 3-1 decision on Saturday night at Lynah Rink. Junior Adam Roeder tallied the lone goal for the Wildcats in the loss.
  • Three Named Nominees For 2020 Hobey Baker Memorial Award
    January 17, 2020
    MARQUETTE, Mich. -- The Hobey Baker Memorial Award announced its list of nominees yesterday, January 16, and among those nominated are three Wildcat standouts in Philip Beaulieu, Vincent de Mey and Griffin Loughran.
  • #17 Wildcats Earn 2-2 Tie At #1 Cornell
    January 17, 2020
    ITHACA, N.Y. — The No. 17 Northern Michigan University hockey program (13-7-3, 11-5-0-0) skated to a 2-2 tie with top-ranked Cornell (12-1-3, 8-1-1 ECAC) Friday night at Lynah Rink.
  • #17 Wildcats Face Tough Road Series At #1 Cornell
    January 15, 2020
    MARQUETTE, Mich. -- The Wildcats of Northern Michigan face another tough challenge on the road as they head east to Ithaca, New York for a weekend battle with top-ranked Cornell.
  • De Mey, Kent Named WCHA Players Of The Week
    January 13, 2020
    BLOOMINGTON, Minn. - Continuing their hot start to the 2020 calendar year, the Wildcats recorded their second consecutive sweep with a home series against the University of Alaska Anchorage, January 10-11. After a fast start in the fall, sophomore forward Vincent de Mey got back in the scoring category with an assist Friday night before a hat trick performance to lift his team to a 6-3 victory Saturday. His classmate, sophomore goaltender Nolan Kent stood tall in net, stopping a league-high 56 shots for a .938 weekend save percentage and earn his fifth-straight victory as the last line of defense. The two were both named players of the week following their weekend success’ as announced by the Western Collegiate Hockey Association Monday afternoon.
  • De Mey's Hat Trick Lifts #19 Wildcats Over UAA, 6-3
    January 11, 2020
    MARQUETTE, Mich. — A third period goal flurry, fueled by Vincent de Mey’s hat trick performance helped the Wildcat hockey program (13-7-2, 11-5-0-0 WCHA) to a 6-3 victory over the Seawolves of Alaska Anchorage (3-14-3, 3-11-2-2 WCHA) Saturday.
  • #19 Wildcats Return Home To Host UAA Seawolves
    January 07, 2020
    MARQUETTE, Mich. -- The 19th-ranked Northern Michigan University hockey program returns to the Berry Events Center this weekend to take on the University of Alaska Anchorage Seawolves, January 10-11. Coming off a weekend road sweep of then-No. 11 Bowling Green State University, the Wildcats are looking to improve their win-streak of three games with two games this weekend.
  • Kent Earns WCHA Honors Following Sweep
    January 06, 2020
    BLOOMINGTON, Minn. - Posting his sixth and seventh wins of the season in a weekend sweep at then-No. 11 Bowling Green State University, sophomore Nolan Kent has been named Goaltender of the Week by the Western Collegiate Hockey Association Monday afternoon.
  • Late Goal Surge Boosts Wildcats To Overtime Victory
    January 05, 2020
    BOWLING GREEN, Ohio — A three-goal third period, including two in the final 1:04 of regulation helped boost Northern Michigan University hockey (11-7-2, 9-5-0-0 WCHA) to a 4-3 overtime victory over No. 11 Bowling Green State University (10-8-2, 8-6-0-0 WCHA) for the weekend sweep.
  • Wildcats Open 2020 With 5-2 Victory At #11 Bowling Green
    January 03, 2020
    BOWLING GREEN, Ohio — The Northern Michigan Wildcats (10-7-2, 8-5-0-0 WCHA) defeated No. 11 Bowling Green State University (12-8-1, 7-5-1-1 WCHA), 5-2, Friday night at the Slater Family Ice Arena to post their second consecutive victory over a ranked opponent. 
  • Wildcat Hockey To Open New Year At Bowling Green
    December 30, 2019
    MARQUETTE, Mich. -  The Northern Michigan University Wildcat hockey program is set to kick off the second half of their season with a weekend series in Bowling Green, Ohio against the WCHA rival Falcons. The meeting will be their first tilt since the 2018-19 WCHA semifinals in Marquette where the Wildcats fell in the best-of-three series. 
  • Newhouse, Van Unen Earn WCHA Honors After Career Nights
    December 16, 2019
    BLOOMINGTON, Minn. -- Both posting career nights in Saturday’s victory over then-No. 1 Minnesota State, junior Ben Newhouse (defenseman) and freshman Michael Van Unen (rookie) have been named Players of the Week as announced by the Western Collegiate Hockey Association, Monday afternoon.
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