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Northern Michigan University Wildcats basketball teams back home tonight

MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University basketball teams get back into action following the holiday break at home tonight against Tiffin at the Berry Events Center. The men tip off at 6 p.m. and women at 8 p.m. The games can be followed on the NMU website with live stats, video and ...

Wildcats unable to pull off hockey sweep, lose 6-3

By Journal Sports Staff MANKATO, Minnesota — Northern Michigan University’s dreams of taking over first place in the WCHA were dashed — at least for now. The Wildcats gave up four third-period goals, two into an empty net, as first-place Minnesota State-Mankato took a 6-3 victory to ...

Slovakia scores late to upset US, 3-2, at world juniors hockey tournament

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The Slovakian skaters swarmed goaltender Roman Durny to celebrate on the ice after upsetting the United States at the world junior hockey championship on Thursday. “It’s like winning a medal,” forward Marian Studenic said. “It’s a big win for us. We’re a small ...

Wildcats inch toward top spot in WCHA

By Journal Sports Staff MANKATO, Minnesota — Northern Michigan University has a chance to take over the top spot in the WCHA if it can pull off something it has only done twice all season — sweep a two-game weekend series. The Wildcats put themselves into position for that lofty goal ...

Wildcats are Minnesota bound

MARQUETTE — It’s been a bitterly cold week here in the Upper Peninsula and the Northern Michigan University hockey team won’t get to escape it for two weeks as they head out to just-as-frozen Minnesota to take on Minnesota State-Mankato. The weather shouldn’t be on the minds of the ...

US dominates Denmark 9-0 to open world junior championship

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Casey Mittelstadt got the United States off to a quick start in its title defense at the world junior hockey championship. Mittelstadt scored twice in the first period, Kieffer Bellows also had two goals and Joseph Woll made 17 saves to earn the shutout as the U.S. opened ...

Potulny shuffles off to Buffalo

MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University hockey team may have gotten some much-needed time off over the weekend for the holidays, but its head coach will remain coaching — just at a different level. Starting Wednesday, Grant Potulny was serving as an assistant coach with U.S. National ...

Payne stays sane, not vain, during senior reign

MARQUETTE — Robbie Payne isn’t your typical college hockey player. For one thing, the Northern Michigan University forward can score with ease from any angle, an uncommon talent. If in doubt, check out one of his highlights against Minnesota State this season. Payne fell chasing a ...

22 schools from far and wide converge for Marquette Challenge

MARQUETTE — It isn’t easy to sweep a team twice in a season, but the Northern Michigan University hockey team made it look that way Saturday night. Northern sophomore Darien Craighead pumped in three goals for his second hat trick of the season as the Wildcats took down Ferris State 4-2. ...

Northern Michigan University skiers return to Houghton this weekend

MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University Nordic ski team returns to Houghton for the second straight weekend, this time for the two-day MTU Open on hosted by Michigan Tech. Sprint events will be held Saturday and freestyle on Sunday at the MTU Trails. On Sunday at the same place, the ...

Captaining the ship

MARQUETTE — College hockey coaches tend to look for captains to lead their teams every night on the ice and the Northern Michigan University “skippers” did their jobs Friday night against Ferris State. Senior captains Robbie Payne and Jordan Klimek each netted two goals as the Wildcats ...

4-0 Wildcat, Michigan Tech men clash Sunday

By RYAN STIEG Journal Sports Writer MARQUETTE — The rivalry between Northern Michigan University and Michigan Tech is as intense in men’s basketball as it is in any other team sport, but things are a little different this season. That’s because both NMU and Tech have identical ...

Huskies present tough test for NMU women’s basketball

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University women’s basketball team wraps up the 2017 portion of this season’s schedule with a GLIAC Upper Peninsula rivalry game and then a nonconference game over the next three days. The Wildcats host GLIAC North ...