NIU D2 Gets Ranked #8, Sweep Loyola University

  Written by Joe DeTolve

11/5/2012 – Dekalb, IL – Fresh off of the news of the first regional rankings being announced, the 8th ranked NIU Huskies came out firing in an exciting weekend in Wilmette as the Huskies swept the Loyola University Ramblers. In Friday night's tilt the Huskies had six different goal scorers in a convincing 6-1 win led by Mark Greenberg, who buried his team leading ninth goal of the year. Shawn Budz also notched two tallies of his own. On Saturday the Huskies squeaked out a 5-3 victory led by two points each from Mike Hansen, Troy Hickey and Brian Pickett. The upcoming weekend will see the Huskies stay close to home in Bensenville, at the Edge Ice Arena, for the annual Robert Morris University Showcase. The Huskies will take on the University of Wisconsin Badgers (Friday), Robert Morris University Eagles (Saturday), and Illinois State University Redbirds (Sunday). All three games will be broadcasted LIVE on http://www.ustream.tv/channel/niu-hockey#_blank