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UND, Gothberg defeat Ferris State in double overtime

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CINCINNATI — Two summers ago, Connor Gaarder had no Division I offers and was about to go play Division III hockey.

That’s when University of North Dakota assistant coach Dane Jackson called and offered him a spot on the UND men’s hockey team as a nonscholarship, recruited walk-on after a big-time recruit opted to sign a NHL deal and play in Canada.

Could there be a better player to send this lunch-pail, scratch-and-claw-for-everything UND squad to the NCAA Frozen Four?

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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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