Brad Elliott Schlossman
Schlossman is in his 13th year covering college hockey for the Herald. In 2016 and 2018, he was named the top beat writer in the country by the Associated Press Sports Editors. He also was the NCHC's inaugural Media Excellence Award winner in 2018. Schlossman 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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GRAND FORKS—Players signed by the Winnipeg Jets, Los Angeles Kings, Chicago Blackhawks, Ottawa Senators, Anaheim Ducks, New Jersey Devils, Philadelphia Flyers and St. Louis Blues were among those skating in Ralph Engelstad Arena's Olympic Rink on Monday morning, Aug. 20. It's part of the annual pro camp, which helps former UND players get ready for their upcoming pro seasons. For the first time, The Ralph is opening those skates to the public.
GRAND FORKS—Stephen Halliday had a lot of options. He could have played in the Ontario Hockey League. He had enough college options that he didn't feel comfortable listing them. So what finally led the top-end hockey prospect and No. 1 overall pick in the United States Hockey League Draft to commit to the University of North Dakota this week?
GRAND FORKS—Stephen Halliday was selected No. 1 overall in the United States Hockey League draft this spring. That already puts him into impressive company. He joined a list that features three-time Stanley Cup champion Patrick Kane of the Chicago Blackhawks, NCAA champion Jimmy Hayes of Boston College/Pittsburgh Penguins, Stanley Cup runner-up Nate Schmidt of the Vegas Golden Knights, St. Louis Blues star Jaden Schwartz and former UND national champion and Stanley Cup champion Shane Gersich.
Midco Sports Network is sending a crew to Las Vegas to broadcast the Oct. 27 hockey game between intense rivals University of North Dakota and University of Minnesota, which is scheduled for 9 p.m. Central. Because it's UND's home game, Midco has exclusive rights.
WINNIPEG—Tucker Poolman played 24 regular-season and two playoff games for the Winnipeg Jets during his first professional season. The East Grand Forks (Minn.) Senior High graduate did enough to convince the Jets that he'll soon be in the NHL to stay. The Winnipeg Jets signed Poolman to a three-year deal worth a total of $2.325 million on Tuesday. The contract is a one-way deal, which means Poolman will get paid the same whether he's in the NHL or American Hockey League. That's a sign that the Jets expect Poolman to play the next three seasons with the big club.
GRAND FORKS — Myron Johnson attempted to introduce the sport of pickleball to Greater Grand Forks seven years ago. Johnson picked up the racquet sport—which takes certain elements from tennis, ping pong, racquetball and badminton and morphs it into its own unique sport—while wintering in Florida. But he had nobody to play with in Grand Forks.
GRAND FORKS — National Collegiate Hockey Conference commissioner Josh Fenton had good reason to be happy Thursday afternoon, July 19. The NCAA Men's and Women's Ice Hockey Rules Committee reversed course and voted to allow leagues to continue using 3-on-3 overtimes and shootouts for conference points only. An earlier proposal would have required games to end in ties after a mandated five-minute 5-on-5 overtime.
GRAND FORKS—Murphy Stratton watched a dozen of his Wenatchee Wild teammates commit to colleges last season. But he wasn't getting much attention. It wasn't because of his ability level. He had plenty of that, averaging nearly a point per game as an 18-year-old. It was because the letters "WHL" were next to his name on the linecharts that are handed to scouts.
WARROAD, Minn. -- The Stanley Cup is headed to Warroad. T.J. Oshie said Thursday that he will bring the Stanley Cup to the northern Minnesota town where he played high school hockey on July 24 -- his personal designated day with the famed trophy. Members of the Stanley Cup-winning team each get one day with the trophy to do nearly whatever they want. Oshie won the Stanley Cup with the Washington Capitals last month. There haven't been any details released on a public showing in Warroad yet.
GRAND FORKS — Ottawa Senators general manager Pierre Dorion ran into University of North Dakota coach Brad Berry on Saturday afternoon, June 23, in American Airlines Center in Dallas. The encounter came after the Senators used first- and second-round draft picks to select UND's top two incoming recruits. First, Ottawa drafted defenseman Jacob Bernard-Docker at No. 26 overall in the first round on Friday night. Then, the Senators came back Saturday morning and picked defenseman Jonny Tychonick at No. 48 overall. What did Dorion have to say to Berry?