NMU Sports

WCHA honors pair of Northern Michigan University Wildcats’ hockey players

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — To say that Northern Michigan University goaltender Atte Tolvanen and defenseman Phil Beaulieu looked impressive last weekend might be a bit of an understatement. Tolvanen stonewalled Alaska-Fairbanks on Friday night, leading the Wildcats to a 4-0 win over the Nanooks ...

Putting on a show up north

FAIRBANKS, Alaska — On Saturday night, in the heart of the Last Frontier, Northern Michigan University defenseman Phil Beaulieu put on a show. With the Wildcats trailing 1-0 in the third period, Beaulieu scored three straight power play goals in the span of three minutes to lift NMU to a ...

Johnson’s 30 points not enough as NMU men drop fourth straight

By Journal Sports Staff ASHLAND, Ohio — The Northern Michigan University men’s basketball team went into the holiday break on a low note with back-to-back losses and that streak has now extended into the new year. The Wildcats’ skid hit four games Saturday as their upset bid fell ...

No. 8 Ashland hands NMU women their first GLIAC loss

By Journal Sports Staff ASHLAND, Ohio — The Northern Michigan University women’s basketball team had a tough task on its hands Saturday afternoon as the Wildcats faced No. 8 Ashland, who was the NCAA runner-up last season. Even though they held the Eagles to their second-lowest point ...

Tolvanen ties school record

By Journal Sports Staff FAIRBANKS, Alaska — Northern Michigan University goaltender Atte Tolvanen continued to climb the school record books Friday night as he tied the career shutout mark in the Wildcats’ 4-0 win over Alaska. Heading into Saturday night’s game, Tolvanen had 12 ...

NMU running back Mayon picks up another award

By Journal Sports Staff BROOKFIELD, Ill. — Running back Jake Mayon’s football career at Northern Michigan University is over, but he continues to rake in awards. On Friday, Mayon was named to the Don Hansen NCAA Division II All-Super Region Three First Team Offense squad. Mayon ...

Northern Michigan University Wildcats’ basketball teams hit road this week

MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University men’s and women’s basketball team return to GLIAC action on the road today and Saturday. The Wildcats travel to Detroit today with the women facing Wayne State at 5:30 p.m. and men at 7:30 p.m. They continue their travels south, going to Ohio ...

Ex-NMU  icer Oystrick resigns during season after Humboldt bus crash

By The Associated Press and Journal Sports Staff HUMBOLDT, Saskatch-ewan — Nathan Oystrick has stepped down as coach and general manager of the Humboldt Broncos. The 36-year-old Regina, Saskatchewan, native and former Northern Michigan University hockey player was hired on July 3, about ...

Sports Snapshots

The best in sports photography from The Mining Journal for the week of Dec. 15-20

Looking just like last year

MARQUETTE — It’s Christmastime for the Northern Michigan University hockey team and right now, the Wildcats seem to be in the holiday spirit. The Wildcats are coming off a home sweep of Ferris State and they also looked good the week before in a split with Michigan Tech. NMU is ...

Idiatrod head race official stepping down after 25 years

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The longtime head of Alaska’s 1,000-mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race is resigning in mid-January after 25 years on the job. Iditarod Trail Committee CEO Stan Hooley, 61, said Thursday he is leaving the post he held since 1993 to take on a new opportunity outside ...