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Courtesy Photo Gino Gasparini, president of the United State Hockey League, speaks following the 2006 USHL All-Star game.

Gasparini turns around programs


GRAND FORKS — The University of North Dakota men’s hockey program began to flatline in the 1970s.

After going six consecutive seasons without a winning record, UND looked to Gino Gasparini to revive the program.

In Gasparini’s first year, UND went from 13-19 to 30-11-1 and Western Collegiate Hockey Association champions. A year later, UND won the national championship. By the end of his tenure at UND, he was the program’s all-time winningest coach (and he still is).

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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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