2019-20 Northern Michigan Ice Hockey News

  • 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.
  • Wildcats Defeat #1 Minnesota State For Weekend Split
    December 14, 2019
    MARQUETTE, Mich. — For the first time since October 21, 2011, the Northern Michigan University Wildcats (9-7-2, 7-5-0-0 WCHA) defeated the top-ranked team in the nation with a 4-1 victory over No. 1 Minnesota State Mankato (15-2-1, 10-2-0-0 WCHA) Saturday night at the Berry Events Center.
  • Wildcats Fall At Hands Of #1 Minnesota State Friday Night
    December 13, 2019
    MARQUETTE, Mich. — The Wildcats of Northern Michigan University (8-7-2, 6-5-0-0 WCHA) fell to No. 1 Minnesota State Mankato (15-1-1, 10-1-0 WCHA), 5-2, on Friday night at the Berry Events Center.
  • Wildcats Host #1 Minnesota State December 13-14
    December 09, 2019
    MARQUETTE, Mich. -  The Wildcats of Northern Michigan will play host to top-ranked Minnesota State Mankato this weekend to conclude the first half of the season The puck will drop at 7:07 p.m. at the Berry Events Center on Friday, December 13 before a 6:07 p.m. start on Saturday night. 
  • #19 Wildcats' Comeback Falls Just Short Against Huskies Saturday Night, 3-2
    November 23, 2019
    MARQUETTE, Mich. — Northern Michigan (7-5-2, 5-3-0-0 WCHA) fought a tough battle Saturday night at the Berry Events Center (3,945) but ultimately fell to their rival Michigan Tech (7-6-0, 5-5-0-0 WCHA), 3-2.
  • #19 Wildcats Drop Close One In Houghton
    November 22, 2019
    HOUGHTON, Mich. — The #19 Wildcats of Northern Michigan (7-4-2, 5-2-0-0 WCHA) fell to Michigan Tech (6-6-0, 4-5-0-0 WCHA) Friday night at MacInnes Student Ice Arena, 3-2.
  • Rivalry Weekend Ahead For #19 Wildcat Hockey
    November 20, 2019
    MARQUETTE, Mich. -  The 19th-ranked Northern Michigan University hockey program and Michigan Tech are set to battle in their first home-and-home series of the season. The two teams will meet at center ice at MacInnes Student Ice Arena on Friday night before returning to dual at the Berry Events Center, Saturday at 6 p.m.
  • #18 Wildcats Fall To Nanooks Saturday Night
    November 16, 2019
    MARQUETTE, Mich. - The #18/RV Northern Michigan University Wildcat hockey program (7-3-2, 5-1-0-0 WCHA) fell to the RV/UR Nanooks of Alaska (7-7-0, 5-3-0-0 WCHA) Saturday night, 3-2, for the weekend split.
  • First Place In WCHA On The Line With Weekend Tilt
    November 13, 2019
    MARQUETTE, Mich. -  The Wildcat hockey program of Northern Michigan University concludes it's six-game home stand this coming weekend against the University of Alaska Nanooks, November 15-16. The games are slated to begin at 7:07 p.m. Friday before a 6:07 p.m. start on Saturday at the Berry Events Center.
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