Written by John Lyne
11/30/2012 – Dekalb, IL – After a much needed Thanksgiving break to rest players and heal injuries, the D2 Huskies go back to work this weekend against Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. The #10 ranked Huskies are facing possibly the toughest challenge they’ll have all season long in the #4 ranked Cougars. SIUE comes in with an impressive 15-3 record including winning an ACHA showcase tournament out east by sweeping three ranked teams from the NE and SE regions. SIUE also split with the defending national champs, Florida Gulf Coast, earlier this season. The Huskies (10-5) look to rebound from a loss to EIU with a statement weekend against a highly ranked conference opponent. Friday’s game is set for a 7:30pm puck drop at Fox Valley Ice Arena and is also senior night honoring Justin Watermen and team photographer Amanda Kellermenn, who are both graduating at semester break. Friday will also bring the first ever appearance of the NIU Ice Hockey Girls! Friday’s game will not be broadcast live online. Saturday’s game is set for 1:00pm at Fox Valley Ice Arena and that game will be broadcasted LIVE at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/niu-hockey#_blank.
The D3 Huskies look to carry their momentum into this weekend after their first weekend sweep of the season against SIUE two weekends ago. The D3 Huskies head back out on the road to take on Northwestern University Friday and Saturday at the Robert Crown Center in Evanston, IL. Friday night’s game time is 10:30pm while Saturday night’s game time is 8:00pm.