NMU Sports

Ex-Wildcat hockey goalie Michael Doan dies in auto accident

MARQUETTE — Former Northern Michigan University and Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Thunderbirds goalie Michael Doan died in a single-car accident on Saturday morning in Minnesota. Doan was driving a 2013 Nissan Altima on Highway 14 just outside Rochester when his car reportedly went into a ...

From Wildcat to Predator

By RYAN STIEG Journal Sports Writer MARQUETTE — Last season, Atte Tolvanen made a huge statement to the hockey world. The Northern Michigan University goaltender racked up five straight shutouts, tying the NCAA men’s record, and came just short of setting the record for consecutive ...

NMU coaches to hold forum Monday

MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University hockey coaching staff will be holding a community forum early next week. The coaches want to meet members of the community and share their experiences that led them to come to the Upper Peninsula and coach the Wildcats. The forum will begin ...

Huskies ready to howl this season

By Journal Sports Staff HOUGHTON — The Michigan Tech men’s and women’s basketball teams recently announced their schedules for the upcoming 2017-18 season. The men’s schedule includes 15 home games as well as the season opener on Saturday, Nov. 11 against Wisconsin-Parkside. ...

NMU swim teams, individuals honored for academics

MARQUETTE — The men’s and women’s swimming teams at Northern Michigan University, along with four individual swimmers and divers, earned Scholar All-America honors from the College Swimming Coaches Association of America. The Wildcat men posted a team grade-point average of 3.31 while ...

Ready to party in Vegas

MARQUETTE —This fall, the NHL’s Vegas Golden Knights will begin their inaugural season, but Sin City will also be getting a taste of college hockey in January and two Upper Peninsula squads will take part in the festivities. Both Northern Michigan University and Michigan Tech will compete ...

Northern Michigan University’s Adam Martin named academic All-American

MARQUETTE — Following a recent all-district award, a Northern Michigan University Nordic skier has now received an academic all-America award. Adam Martin was voted to the Academic All-America At-Large First Team by the College Sports Information Directors of America. This came about a ...

Mixing sports, academics

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — Thirty student-athletes from Northern Michigan University were named to the 2017 spring Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference All-Academic and All-Academic Excellence teams. The honorees were led by 14 members of the women’s outdoor ...

Pair of swimmers named NMU’s top athletes for 2016-17

MARQUETTE — Athletic Director Award honorees from Northern Michigan University varsity athletic teams were recently named, as well as award winners from each team. The Athletes of the Year were both freshmen swimmers — men’s team member Lajos Budai and women’s team member Rachel ...

Maschmeyer heads overseas

BREMERHAVEN, Germany — One of the Northern Michigan University hockey team’s key seniors this past season is headed overseas to continue his playing career. Defenseman Brock Maschmeyer inked a deal with the Fischtown Pinguins of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga on May 30 after a solid four ...

Americans, Swedes hold wrestling exhibition

These are some of the athletes who participated in the U.S. vs. Sweden Greco-Roman wrestling exhibition dual meet held in the Superior Dome on June 7. Team Sweden consisted of visiting wrestling from the European country, while Team USA included Northern Michigan University Olympic Training ...

NMU volleyball reunion planned

MARQUETTE — Former volleyball players from Northern Michigan University are invited to attend the NMU Volleyball Alumnae Weekend in Marquette in mid-July. The event, to be held July 14-16, includes a picnic, alumnae game, barbecue, dinner and a golf outing. Several of the events will ...

Superior Dome hosts Sweden-US wrestling on Wednesday evening

MARQUETTE — The Greco-Roman wrestling program at the Northern Michigan University Olympic Training Site is holding its fourth annual Superior International Wrestling Camp this week ending Saturday. The camp includes about 80 athletes from across the U.S., including wrestlers from the ...

Sports Snapshots

The best in sports photography from The Mining Journal for the week of May 25-30