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Saturday, August 19, 2006

We Are Moving: New NMU Wildcat Site

The NMU Wildcat Hockey Website is moving to a new web locale. The move was done to create a new and improved site, as well as to gain more national and international exposure for the NMU Wildcat Hockey Program. We want to do everything we can to create more exposure for the program, so Boomark your new NMU Wildcat Hockey site at:


Saturday, August 05, 2006

TJ Miller Featured on NHL.com

TJ Miller, incoming freshman for NMU this fall, was recently featured on NHL.com. TJ was a 4th Round pick by the New Jersey Devils (107th overall) in this year's Entry Draft. Last season, he played for the Penticton Vees of the BCHL where he was Defenceman of the Year. He scored 16 goals and added 32 assists for 48 points in 60 games--very impressive for a defenceman.

"I chose NMU because of Walt," he said. "Everyone I talked to before I made my decision said that he's the guy I need to play for if I want to get to the next level. He has experience in the NHL, so he knows what I need to do to get there. I feel he can help me the most in my development."

For the complete story, click on the link below:


Friday, July 28, 2006

Pat Bateman Highlighted on Inside College Hockey

Pat Bateman was recently interviewed by Insidecollegehockey.com. Pat will be NMU's Captain for the upcoming 2006-07 season. His grit and hard working attitude should make this season's team a strong and cohesive unit. Click on the link below to view Pat's article.


Saturday, July 15, 2006

"K-Wall" Re-Signs with Stanley Cup Champs

Former NMU Wildcat star goalie, Craig Kowalski, agreed to a one-year contract on Friday with the Stanley Cup Champion Carolina Hurricanes. "K-Wall" played last season for the Florida Everblades of the ECHL near Fort Meyers, and also spent time with the Lowell Lockmonsters of the top notch AHL. He then spent a lot of time during the Canes' Stanley Cup run as a practice goalie and emergency goalie. His name won't go on the Cup, but he at least got to hoist it and share in his great organization's celebration.

Friday, July 07, 2006

CCHA Announces Complete 2006-07 Schedule

Today, the CCHA officially announced the complete 2006-07 composite schedule. NMU will be paired this season with Miami-Ohio, Ohio State and Lake State in its 4-team cluster. That means a total of 4 games each with these squads and only 2 with the rest of the 8 teams of the league. All 3 teams in NMU's cluster are going to be pretty solid this season, which will bode well for the Cats. The Cats' 2006-07 schedule has already been posted to this site (see below). For the complete CCHA press release, click here, or go to http://www.ccha.com.

Sunday, June 25, 2006

NHL Entry Draft: TJ MIller Drafted in 4th Round

The NHL held its annual Entry Draft on Saturday night in Vancouver, BC. The NHL Entry Draft is the primary means by which players are selected by NHL teams. Incoming freshman TJ Miller of NMU was selected in the 4th Round, Pick 107 by the New Jersey Devils. TJ played last season for the Penticton Vees of the BCHL. In fact TJ was named Defenceman of the Year of the BCHL. He is only 19 and stands at a solid 6'4" and 200 pounds. There is no doubt that TJ will be an instant contributer to the Wildcat 'D' core this upcoming season. He has NHL potential and CCHA stardom written all over.

Saturday, May 27, 2006

2006-07 Season Sneak Preview: The Wildcat Hockey Schedule

The 2006-07 Wildcat Hockey Schedule was recently released by the NMU Athletic Department. The schedule includes 36 regular season games, plus two exhibition games. The Cats will open the season on October 6 & 7 with a "Home" series in Green Bay against defending National Champion Wisconsin Badgers. The Cats will once again play arch-rival Michigan Tech in a home and home series the following weekend. There will be no Christmas tournaments this season, but the Cats will travel to Omaha, Nebraska on October 20 & 21 to compete in the Stampede Tournament. Minnesota-Duluth is finally back on the schedule. The Cats will face the Bulldogs in a unique home and home series at each school's respective rink on two Wednesday nights in November and January. Overall, it looks like a strong schedule with a good non-conference slate to help the Cats in the daunted "Pairwise" system.

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