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Kent State hockey team seniors Zachary Zwierecki (far left), Mitch Pozwick, Jake Herrberg, Charlie Gortz and Zachary Barnes pose for a picture during the senior night event before the home game against West Virginia University begins on Jan. 28, 2023.

Hockey deals with injuries, loses weekend games

Heidi Marshall, Reporter January 29, 2023

After winning against West Virginia earlier this season, Kent State’s hockey team came up short in the second matchup, losing 3-1. “We are missing quite a few of our guys right now,”  Nowak said,...

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...

Shutout times two: Hockey loses two straight to Ohio University

Mia Cadle, Reporter December 12, 2022

Ohio University shut out Kent State’s hockey team twice this weekend, but coach Zachary Nowak said it was a “good learning weekend for all of us.”  Kent State lost at OU 3-0 Friday and 6-0 Saturday. “It...

Kent State defeats Robert Morris in Saturday’s rematch

Mia Cadle, Reporter December 5, 2022

Kent State’s hockey coach Zachary Nowak said Saturday’s victory over second-place Robert Morris shows his team deserves to be higher ranked. “Robert Morris is a higher-ranked team than us,”...

Hockey earns third-straight win but falls next day

Mia Cadle, Reporter November 21, 2022

After beating third-place Robert Morris on its way to a weekend split, Kent State’s hockey team is “in a good place,” according to assistant coach Aaron Hernandez. “We did some good things this...

Losing streak snapped: Hockey slaps in first league win at WVU

Kyle Kuchta, Reporter November 13, 2022

No matter what his men did, hockey coach Zachary Nowak said things would not go their way heading into battle against West Virginia. The Flashes had lost four straight games and given up 25 points --...

Six losses, nine games: Hockey drops fourth-straight battle against reigning league champ

Mia Cadle, Reporter November 10, 2022

Nine games into the season, the Kent State hockey team is 3-6-1 and 0-4 in the College Hockey Mid-America league. Coach Zachary Nowak said the team is still “figuring things out.” “I know that...

Hockey’s long-awaited battle will come days after its third-straight loss

Mia Cadle, Reporter November 7, 2022

Before the season even began, Kent State’s hockey team already had Nov. 9 marked as a big early-season test. After losing two league games this weekend, the Flashes are looking to make changes before...

Hockey takes it ‘a little too easy’ and falls by four in league opener

Mia Cadle, Reporter October 25, 2022

After Kent State’s hockey team took a 5-4 lead late in the second period, Duquesne scored the game’s last five goals and beat the Flashes 9-5 Sunday. KSU trailed 4-2 going into the second period....

Rockets get swept: Hockey pulls through with first perfect weekend

Mia Cadle, Reporter October 17, 2022

Almost a month into its season, Kent State’s hockey team saw its first weekend sweep against Toledo. “We got after our guys pretty hard about making sure they were moving their feet,” coach Zachary...

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

Sunday night rumble: Hockey gets knocked out in overtime battle against Lawrence Tech

Mia Cadle, Reporter October 4, 2022

In a game full of penalties, Kent State’s hockey team fought — sometimes literally — Lawrence Tech into overtime Sunday but fell 3-2. A total of 20 different penalties were called between the...

The KSU Divison 1 club hockey team defends against IUP. Jan. 31, 2020.

Spring semester club sports suspended

Kathryn Rajnicek Sports reporter November 22, 2020

All Kent State club sports for the spring semester have been suspended, effective Jan. 1.The decision was announced by university Recreational Services on the department’s Twitter account Friday afternoon“All...

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