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FNS Photo by Eric Hylden In this 2012 photo, University of North Dakota’s Stephane Pattyn skates the puck around the back of the Western Michigan net as Matt Tennyson defends during West Regional NCAA hockey game at the XCEL Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn.

Pattyn: ‘The General’ for University of ND


GRAND FORKS — Andrew Panzarella remembers his first impression of Stephane Pattyn.

“He had skinny jeans, a muscle shirt and gelled hair,” Panzarella said. “I was like, ‘Who is this meathead?’ I thought he was a Guido.”

Pattyn was nicknamed ‘Mike the Situation’ by his teammates after the over-the-top, fist-pumping, hard-partying star of Jersey Shore.

But that nickname didn’t last long.

‘The General’ fit so much better.

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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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