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 — Before the season, the coaches warned Brock Boeser. After tallying 60 points as a freshman and leading the University of North Dakota to the NCAA national championship, opposing teams and players will be targeting him and trying to get him off of his game. It took only two games for that to come true. On Saturday night, a Canisius forward dumped Boeser behind the play late in the third period. Boeser got up furious and went after Mike Sabatini. They wrestled to the ground and both got sent to the box.
GRAND FORKS — The last time North Dakota allowed 11 shots on goal in game, the opposing coach theorized that the statistician was smoking crack in the press box. There were no such accusations Saturday. Instead, Canisius coach Dave Smith pointed to other factors—UND's high-end playmakers and the home-ice advantage of Ralph Engelstad Arena—as to why the Fighting Hawks were able to win 4-1 and finish the sweep of the two-game series.
GRAND FORKS, N.D.—Fifteen years ago, a young Sean McGarry dropped the opening puck of the first game ever played in Ralph Engelstad Arena. McGarry, the grandson of Ralph Engelstad, is back to recreate the scene this weekend. For the 15-year anniversary of the $104-million arena, McGarry will drop the ceremonial first puck once again as North Dakota hosts Canisius at 7:37 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 7, in the regular-season opener.
GRAND FORKS, N.D.—Matej Tomek went to the North Dakota Department of Transportation this fall. The UND sophomore goaltender took a written test to obtain a driver's license for the first time in his life. He didn't pass. Tomek, a Slovakian who is well versed in the metric system, had trouble with some conversions of distances. On his second attempt, the 19-year-old succeeded. Perhaps it was a fitting way for Tomek to return to Grand Forks this fall, because he will now get his second chance on the ice for North Dakota, too.
GRAND FORKS — Area players had a big hand in the University of North Dakota''s 2016 national championship team. And on Monday morning, UND received a verbal commitment from another one who is generating buzz in the hockey world right now. Grand Forks Central sophomore forward Judd Caulfield says he will play college hockey for his hometown team in the future. "I grew up watching the Sioux and I always dreamed of playing there," Caulfield said. "The facilities are all top of the line and the coaches are all nice guys. "I am really excited about it."
GRAND FORKS, N.D.—The lights were off. A spotlight was aimed at the Zamboni entrance. Then, for the first time since Ralph Engelstad Arena opened 15 years ago, a new green banner went to the ceiling. The sold out crowd of 11,706 roared as the 2016 NCAA national champions banner was raised to the rafters before Saturday's 5-1 exhibition win over Manitoba.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Ralph Engelstad Arena is selling the ice that the team skated on during its 2015-16 national championship season. Beginning Saturday, vials of ice—now turned to water—will be sold at the Sioux Shop for $39.23. The vials come in a customized box that lists off the season's accomplishments—Penrose Cup champions, NCAA national champions, 34-6-4 record. Each box is individually numbered. There are only 1,000 available.
GRAND FORKS — For the UND men's hockey team, it's finally time to "Raise It." Tonight, the eighth national championship banner will head to the rafters — the first one since the building opened 15 years ago — in a ceremony before an exhibition game against the University of Manitoba. There ceremony is expected to start at roughly 6:45 p.m. and will last about 18 minutes. Members of all eight national championship teams will be present.
GRAND FORKS—The national championship rings have arrived at the University of North Dakota. UND players, coaches and staff members received the rings at a private ceremony Wednesday in Grand Forks. The Engelstad Family Foundation paid for the rings, which were made by Jostens.
GRAND FORKS, N.D.—Lisa Marvin sat in a hospital bed 678 days ago with blood and gasoline in her messy hair. The damage to her right arm was so bad that she couldn't even give a thumbs up if she wanted to. A three-inch chunk of bone had broken off between her elbow and shoulder, ripped through her skin and was lodged in her green University of North Dakota sweatshirt.