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FNS Photo by David Samson University of North Dakota’s Jordan Schmaltz, left, skates away from Minnesota’s Sam Warning during the NCAA Frozen Four on Thursday at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.

Family connection: Schmaltz stays at UND for junior season to play with his younger brother

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GRAND FORKS — Mike Schmaltz had the opportunity to play college football alongside his brother, Marc, at the University of North Dakota.

His sons will have a chance to do the same on the hockey rink.

Sophomore defenseman Jordan Schmaltz, a first-round draft pick of the St. Louis Blues, confirmed Wednesday that he will return to UND for his junior season, where he will be able to play alongside his brother, Nick, a highly touted recruit.

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Brad Elliott Schlossman
Schlossman is in his 10th year covering college hockey for the Herald. In 2014, he was named one of the top three beat writers in the country by the Associated Press Sports Editors. He has voted in the national college hockey poll since 2007 and has served as a member of the Hobey Baker and Patty Kazmaier Award committees.
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