Illini hope to skate to victory
Illini welcome Maryville to the Big Pond
Saturday, November 2, 2019 / 8:32am
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“It’s not about how you start; it’s about how you finish.”

A generic quote, granted, but one Illinois can definitely use to move on from losses piled up from potentially its toughest part of the schedule.

Now, Illinois isn’t on the brink of a lost season by any means, and it’s still early. Over the past four setbacks – three losses in regulation and one in overtime – each coming to teams ranked in the top ten nationally: No. 2 Lindenwood, No. 3 Minot State and No. 10 Central Oklahoma. But after facing the brutal stretch, Illinois is finally in the manageable part of its schedule and has an opportunity to get on a roll.

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