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A Kent State hockey team member chases his Lawrence Tech opponent down the rink.

A culture of collaboration: How Zachary Nowak works to give players a voice on KSU’s hockey team

Mia Cadle, Reporter December 14, 2022

When Zachary Nowak became coach of Kent State’s Division I hockey team two years ago, he knew he wanted to build a different kind of culture. Nowak has been affiliated with Kent State hockey for nearly...

Kent State and John Carroll players fight over the puck during a 9-2 Flashes victory at the KSU Ice Arena on Jan. 19, 2018. [FILE]

Steve Albert Donates 50,000 to Kent State’s hockey program

Dana O’Black Sports reporter October 2, 2019

Back in 1968, Steve Albert was a freshman at Kent State who wanted to be a sports play-by-play announcer. When the university opened its new ice arena in 1970, Albert put together a hockey team so he...

Nathaniel Schwartz watches from the bench as the Flashes face off against the Pittsburgh panthers at the Kent State Ice Arena. Kent lost 5-2. Sep 28, 2019

Kent State Hockey defeated in opening weekend

Dana O'Black Sports reporter September 29, 2019

Fourteen penalties led Kent State to be defeated by the University of Pittsburgh in the season opener this weekend.The team fell 4-2 on Friday night and 5-2 on Saturday night.Coach Jim Underwood said despite...

Coach Zack Nowack talks with the Kent State D3 Ice Hockey team at the Kent State Ice Arena. Sept. 19, 2019. 

Kent State Division III Hockey team prepares for inaugural season

For years, Kent State club hockey coach Jim Underwood knew that many hockey players didn’t get a chance to compete in college.Kent State has a Division I team, the highest level of club hockey. When...

Kent State forward TJ West carries the puck through the offensive zone during the Flashes 9-2 victory over John Carroll on Friday, Jan. 19, 2018. [FILE]

Kent State hockey builds for future after historic season

Chad Flannery March 3, 2018

Although the Kent State men’s hockey club was unable to qualify for the national playoffs and fell short of a league championship, the 2017-18 season was one to remember.The Flashes ended the season...

A Kent State hockey player celebrates a goal during the Flashes 6-2 win over Mercyhurst Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018. [FILE]

Flashes’ season ends abruptly after quarterfinals loss

Chad Flannery February 23, 2018

The Kent State men’s hockey club’s season was cut one game short of a chance at a league championship after a 5-0 loss to Adrian College Friday night.Adrian is one of the best clubs in the nation,...

Kent State and John Carroll players fight over the puck during a 9-2 Flashes victory at the KSU Ice Arena on Jan. 19, 2018. [FILE]

Flashes’ national playoff hopes thrashed by Davenport

Chad Flannery February 18, 2018

The Kent State hockey club suffered two brutal losses at the hands of Davenport University (18-9-2), by scores of 6-2 and 5-3, to bring the Flashes’ record to 24-9-1 on the season.The losses also bring...

Kent State hockey players celebrate one of the Flashes goals in a 6-2 win over Mercyhurst Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018. 

Flashes stay in national tournament contention after Mercyhurst sweep

Chad Flannery February 11, 2018

Kent State had two dominating victories against Mercyhurst (14-14-2) this weekend, winning 5-1 and 6-2. The victories move the team to 21-6-1 on the year.  Friday night was all Kent State, as five different...

Kent State freshman forward Lucas Ethington carries the puck forward against John Carroll on Jan. 19, 2018. The Flashes won the game, 9-2. 

Kent State hockey looks to reach nationals for first time since ’09

Chad Flannery February 9, 2018

“17th,” said coach Jim Underwood.The number 17 is the lifeline of the Kent State hockey club as the playoffs creep closer.  “We are currently sitting in 19th place, and we have to get to 17th to...

A Kent State defender reaches out for the puck as John Carroll senior defenseman Grant MacMullen skates past. 

Kent State hockey gets most victories in a season in eight years after weekend sweep

Chad Flannery January 28, 2018

Kent State hockey recorded two strong victories during yet another weekend sweep against Indiana University of Pennsylvania.  This pair of victories brings the team to 21-6-1 on the season.After jumping...

Hockey upsets Davenport, advances in postseason tournament

Erik Svensson February 25, 2017

Kent State's hockey team beat the University of Davenport 5-2 Friday night. The Flashes' victory eliminated the Panthers from the Great Lakes Collegiate Hockey League playoffs.Kent State is ranked No....

Hockey faces Michigan-Dearborn, looks to enter national tournament

Erik Svensson February 3, 2017

The Kent State hockey club will face the University of Michigan-Dearborn this weekend in two away games that could very well decide their season.“They’re the final two games of our league conference...

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