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Justin Magill

Justin Magill is a student at UW-River Falls.

March 12, 2009

‘Super Fans’ loyal to women’s hockey team

The “Hunting Grounds” student section at Hunt Arena for the UW-River Falls women’s hockey games did not draw as well as men’s games this year, but it did not mean they were quiet. Loud and boisterous, the “Super Fans,” as one poster read, made for an entertaining season, which has ended up being a special […]

March 12, 2009

Falcons to play Gustavus in first round

After winning the NCHA O’Brien Cup, the UW-River Falls women’s hockey team was rewarded on Monday with a first round game against No. 1 ranked Gustavus Adolphus College in the NCAA tournament in St. Peter, Minn. Gustavus won the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) playoff title for the sixth straight season against the University of […]

March 5, 2009

Falcon season ends, lose to Saints in NCHA playoffs

A pair of 2-0 defeats on Feb. 20-21 to No. 4 College of St. Scholastica (CSS) in the first round of the NCHA playoffs has ended the season for the UW-River Falls men’s hockey team, which finished the season with a record of 10-15-2 (4-9-1 NCHA). This season had high expectations, but the Falcons came […]

March 1, 2009

Falcons earn NCAA berth with finals win against Stevens Point

There will be another banner to hang from the rafters of Hunt Arena as the No. 7 ranked UW-River Falls women’s hockey team defeated No.10 UW-Stevens Point 5-3 in the finals of the NCHA O’Brien Cup. The victory guarantees the Falcons a spot in the NCAA tournament which begins on March 13. For the Falcons, […]

February 26, 2009

What to watch for at the NCHA playoffs

No. 1 UW-River Falls Falcons 15-2-1 (17-5-3 overall) The NCHA regular season champions come into the O’Brien Cup as winners of its last four games and are 8-1-2 in its last 11. The Falcons are the conference’s best scoring team this season averaging 4.04 goals a game, which means they have balance this season. Six […]

February 19, 2009

Hansberry closes in on scoring record

It was four years ago when Derek Hansberry, co-captain of the UW-River Falls men’s hockey team, was mulling over the decision to continue his hockey career. The Arvada, Colo. native made a last minute choice to attend UWRF and play for the Falcon hockey team. There he has become one of the elite goal scorers […]

February 19, 2009

Women’s hockey team wins first NCHA title in six years

For the first time since 2003 the UW-River Falls women’s hockey team captured the NCHA regular season title. It did so last weekend with two dominating victories against Finlandia University (Mich.) 11-1 and 6-1 in Hancock, Mich. “It feels great to wrap it up early and not have to worry about it anymore,” Falcon Head […]

February 12, 2009

Conference title within reach for women’s hockey team

With the NCHA playoffs in two weeks, the No. 8 UW-River Falls women’s hockey is in control of the conference after a sweep against Concordia University-Wisconsin (CU) last weekend. The Falcons 11-2-1 NCHA record (13-5-2 overall) has them in the top spot in the conference, ahead of UW-Stevens Point, which has played two more NCHA […]

February 12, 2009

College hockey does not need shootouts

Since the National Hockey League (NHL) came back from its lockout season in 2005, it implemented shootouts in regular season games to eliminate ties and always have a winner. This was supposed to get fans interested in a game that has suffered in popularity compared to the other major professional sports. With an 82-game regular […]

February 5, 2009

Lack of goals hurts UWRF men’s hockey team

Bringing back one of the school’s best goal scorers and being picked to contend for the conference title looked good on paper for the once No. 7 ranked UW-River Falls men’s hockey team. What has not is the 4-7-0 NCHA record (10-11-1 overall) the Falcons have with the regular season coming to a close, the […]

December 4, 2008

Alaska-native women’s hockey goalie excels with hometown teammate

If UW-River Falls freshman goalie, Melissa Deardorff,  drove from her hometown of Anchorage, Alaska, it would take her more than two days to make the 3,202 mile trip to the UW-River Falls campus. For the Falcons and UWRF Head Coach Joe Cranston, they have been miles well traveled, as Dearforff has teamed up with another […]

November 20, 2008

Stiff competition puts men’s hockey at 1-4-1 record

For the past two weekends the UW-River Falls men’s hockey team faced stiff competition and lost three of four games to put them at a record of 1-4-1. Losses to St. Olaf College (Minn.) 3-1 and Gustavus Adolphus College (Minn.) 6-4 on Nov. 7 and 8 put the Falcons in a hole, but UWRF showed […]