Brad Elliott Schlossman
Schlossman is in his 12th year covering college hockey for the Herald. In 2016, he was named the top beat writer 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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GRAND FORKS — By the time that University of North Dakota men's hockey tickets sold out in a mere seconds for the game against rival Minnesota in Las Vegas, officials already started brainstorming. The outdoor game at Omaha's T.D. Ameritrade Park in 2013 was a hit. The showdown against national power Boston College in New York City's Madison Square Garden in December was a home run. And the interest level for the Vegas game far exceeded initial expectations.
GRAND FORKS—Just days after Deion Harris was named preseason first-team all-Big Sky Conference, the University of North Dakota star cornerback—arguably the school's top NFL prospect since Jim Kleinsasser—sustained a lower-leg injury Wednesday and will miss the entire 2017 season. The injury occurred during a conditioning workout. "We received some tough news today regarding an injury Deion Harris suffered," UND coach Bubba Schweigert said in a statement. "Our team will rally around Deion and support him throughout the rehabilitation process."
GRAND FORKS — Jon Secord sits in the middle of the Grand Forks Gun Club on Monday night, activity buzzing all around him. One high school student interrupts to ask if he can borrow a gun for the night. "Sure," he says. Secord instructs one of his co-workers to help the student. This is the way Monday nights have become at the club just west of town—nonstop action.
SEXSMITH, Alberta—Carter Rowney will be getting a grand welcome home on Saturday. The former University of North Dakota forward, who won the Stanley Cup with the Pittsburgh Penguins last month, will have the Stanley Cup in his hometown of Sexsmith, Alta., Saturday for a parade and a celebration. The parade is scheduled to begin at 4:30 p.m. at the town's hockey arena. After traveling roughly 12 blocks, it will end in the same spot. Fans will have a limited amount of time to take photos with the Stanley Cup after the parade.
GRAND FORKS — An uncharacteristically quiet NHL Draft day for the University of North Dakota ended Saturday afternoon with only one name being called. Incoming rookie forward Grant Mismash was selected by the Western Conference champion Nashville Predators in the second round, No. 61 overall, in Chicago's United Center. Mismash, who made the trip for the event, donned a Predators jersey after the selection and did interviews with the gathered media.
GRAND FORKS — In the offices of Midco Sports Network this week, vice president Mark Powell and others reminisced about its first venture into broadcasting live sports 10 years ago. Midco broadcasted a University of South Dakota football—the only live event it attempted in 2007. The next year, Midco televised three college football games. "So, we really bumped it up the second year," Powell said with a laugh.
GRAND FORKS—Grant Mismash will be in the United Center in Chicago on Friday night, waiting to see if he extends the University of North Dakota's run of first-round NHL draft picks to four years in a row. Some draft projections have UND's top prospect sneaking into the late first round. Most have him going in the second round. "Obviously, it's going to be an exciting time," Mismash said. "It will be a little more nerve-racking when I get all in there and seated and it starts to go, but it should be fun, though."
GRAND FORKS — For decades, high-end University of North Dakota men's hockey players have signed NHL contracts before reaching their senior seasons. That's been especially true as of late. In the last 15 years, UND has had 30 players turn pro early, including eight in the last two summers alone. But there's a unique twist with today's times. More and more of those players are still getting their college degrees.
NASHVILLE — Carter Rowney was on the ice with his family after winning the Stanley Cup on Sunday night. CBC's Hockey Night in Canada asked his wife, Danielle, what this means for their family. "Well, we just became a family a month ago, we had a baby a month ago," said Danielle, a former University of North Dakota volleyball player. "Now, more dad duties start." Carter responded, "I can't wait to get him inside that Cup, though." And he didn't waste any time doing that Sunday night.
Two months after UND announced the elimination of the women's hockey and men's and women's swimming and diving programs to alleviate budget concerns, the athletic department made additional budget cuts this week as part of the $1.3 million it was asked to eliminate by President Mark Kennedy.