Brad Stoffers named as DI head coach

Northern Illinois University has named Brad Stoffers the new Head Coach of their ACHA hockey team! Brad Stoffers comes to NIU from the Chicago Cougars in the USPHL Premier League. He was the first and only Head Coach in the team’s history joining in June 2015 as an expansion franchise in the league and quickly … Continued


The NIU Hockey Club will be hosting their first prospect skate of the spring on Saturday May 7th at 1pm at the CANLAN Ice Sports Arena in West Dundee. Please contact Wayne Bower ( 312-953-7867) or Brad Stoffers (niuhockeycoach@gmail 314-623-5062) to confirm your spot. Prospect Skate 5.7.22

NIU Hockey Announces Resignation of DI Head Coach Nick Madonia

By Kim Paulsen  3/21/2022 – DeKalb, IL | DI Huskies head coach Nick Madonia has announced his resignation from the NIU Hockey program as the organization has officially concluded the 2021-2022 season.  Madonia, who has been the head coach of the DI Huskies for the past two seasons, made his decision on his own terms … Continued

D1 Spring Season Recap 2022

By Morgan Haga  3/1/22       Dekalb, IL            The DI Huskies finished their third season as a D1 team. Their record for this season, improved from past seasons, was 4-19-3 (Wins, Loss, Overtime Loss). This year, the team was able to adjust their defense strategies and push the Huskies … Continued

D3 Huskies Season Recap Spring Semester

 By Morgan Haga  2/14/2022   Dekalb, IL           The DIII Huskies finished their season with a record of 8 wins, 19 losses, 1 loss in overtime (8-19-1). For the spring semester, the Huskies battled multiple problems with players’ injuries and COVID protocols changing.  Forward Jason Kliment is the point leader of … Continued

DI Head Coach Nick Madonia and Family Create Loving Leo Joseph Foundation

By Kim Paulsen   2/13/2022 – DeKalb, IL | NIU Hockey is proud to support DI Huskies’ head coach Nick Madonia and his family as they launch their brand-new not-for-profit organization, the Loving Leo Joseph Foundation.   Madonia and his wife, Alaina, created the foundation in remembrance of their son, Leo Joseph, who was stillborn … Continued

d3 huskies fall to mizzou over senior night weekend

By Morgan Haga  1/24/2022      Dekalb, IL The D3 Huskies celebrated senior night this past weekend as they played the University of Missouri. The Huskies played a hard set of games. Friday falling 1-5 and Saturday falling 2-15.  Friday night the Huskies had one goal scored by Max Ruttenburg, 8 minutes into the third … Continued