NMU Sports

Sports snapshots

The best in sports photography from The Mining Journal for the week of Feb. 21-27

Caging the Huskies

By RYAN STIEG Journal Sports Writer MARQUETTE — Earlier this week, Northern Michigan University forward Troy Loggins and goaltender Atte Tolvanen each earned WCHA weekly awards. Now there’s an excellent chance they’ll keep those same honors for a second straight week as the pair of ...

NMU hockey can clinch home ice

MARQUETTE — It’s all come down to this weekend for the Northern Michigan University hockey team. Before last weekend, Northern needed a sweep of now-No. 19 Lake Superior State to keep its hopes alive for hosting a first-round WCHA playoff series. The Wildcats accomplished that task, but ...

Wildcat Rockwood named WCHA Forward of the Month

By Journal Sports Staff BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — A couple days after teammates Troy Loggins and Atte Tolvanen picked up weekly awards, Northern Michigan University senior forward Adam Rockwood notched a different one Thursday as he was named WCHA Forward of the Month. He led the conference ...

Wildcat men roar past Huskies

By EDDIE O’NEILL Houghton Daily Mining Gazette HOUGHTON — Michigan Tech men’s basketball coach Kevin Luke has had to say it time and time again this season. “It is not for effort that we have lost this game,” he said. “Our guys never give up.” Unfortunately he had to ...

Huskies knock off NMU in showdown for GLIAC North women’s title

By EDDIE O’NEILL Houghton Daily Mining Gazette HOUGHTON — With a big smile on her face, Michigan Tech women’s basketball coach Sam Hoyt stood at the top of the ladder and gingerly snipped though the last two strands on net at the south end basket at the Wood Gym. The first-year ...

Senior leadership

By JAMIE GLENN Houghton Daily Mining Gazette HOUGHTON — As college hockey teams get to the end of the season, they look to seniors for leadership. The Northern Michigan University Wildcats got just that Friday night on the road at the MacInnes Student Ice Arena as the Wildcats got a ...

Northern Michigan University sweeps regional ski titles in Houghton

HOUGHTON — The Northern Michigan University men’s and women’s Nordic ski teams each collected victories at the NCAA Nordic Skiing Central Regional over the weekend. Senior Ian Torchia and freshman Abigail Jarzin both won their Saturday races. Torchia captured the men’s 10-kilometer ...

Cappo Cup in hand

By RYAN STIEG Journal Sports Writer MARQUETTE — A night earlier, Northern Michigan University senior captain Denver Pierce was left frustrated after missing on a penalty shot. The Sault Ste. Marie native redeemed himself Saturday evening as he scored two goals in the third period to ...

Wildcats’ lacrosse opens season with home victory

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University lacrosse team began its season on an up note Saturday, defeating Albion 17-8 at the Superior Dome in Marquette. Five Wildcats scored goals, with junior Graison Ringlever and freshman Aleya Speas netting five apiece as ...

NMU women get offense untracked in road win

By Journal Sports Staff GRAND RAPIDS — Offensive issues have often plagued the Northern Michigan University women’s basketball team. That was obvious on Thursday when the Wildcats managed only 37 points in a loss at Grand Valley State. On Saturday, NMU performed much better with the ...

Despite big game from Echols, Wildcat men come up just short at Davenport

By Journal Sports Staff GRAND RAPIDS — The Northern Michigan University couldn’t pull off the season sweep of Davenport on Saturday, fall 74-71 to the No. 14/16 Panthers. In January, the Wildcats snapped a six-game losing streak when they beat DU at home. This time around, senior ...

Getting a big win

MARQUETTE — There is a lot on the line this weekend for the Northern Michigan University hockey team in its series with No. 18 Lake Superior State, including the Cappo Cup trophy and positioning for the WCHA playoffs in two weeks. On Friday night, the Wildcats lived up to the challenge ...

NMU’s Helm swims to 3rd win at GLIAC finals

By Journal Sports Staff CLEVELAND — Junior Rachel Helm won her third individual championship Friday as the Northern Michigan University women’s swimming and diving team completed its third day at the GLIAC Championships. For the third straight year, Helm claimed victory in the 100-yard ...

Helm, Budai win on Day 2 as NMU swimmers remain in 3rd

By Journal Sports Staff CLEVELAND — The Northern Michigan University swimming and diving teams held their third-place positions after Day 2 of the GLIAC Championships on Thursday. The Wildcat men and women each had an individual champion. Women’s team member Rachel Helm earned her ...

NMU women struggle to score in road loss to GVSU, 50-37

By Journal Sports Staff ALLENDALE — The Northern Michigan University women’s basketball team prides itself on being great on the defensive end of the court. It’s the other end that’s been a problem this season and the Wildcats’ offensive issues came to the surface again Thursday ...