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FNS Photo by John Stennes University of North Dakota’s Drake Caggiula, right, checks St. Lawrence’s Brian Ward during a nonconference game on Saturday at Ralph Engelstad Arena in Grand Forks.

UND looks to improve faceoffs


By Brad Schlossman

Forum News Service

GRAND FORKS — Winning faceoffs is not a concern Dave Hakstol has had in a while.

Thanks to players such as Corban Knight, Brad Malone, Chris VandeVelde, T.J. Oshie, Jonathan Toews, Travis Zajac and Zach Parise, the University of North Dakota has ranked near the top nationally in that category each year in the last decade.

But this season, that dominant center is not there yet.

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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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