Brad Elliott Schlossman
Schlossman is in his 13th 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 -- Derek Shepherd was in his mid-20s the first time he was assigned to referee a North Dakota-Minnesota game. He had an idea of what he was getting into. Shepherd grew up in the Twin Cities and had previously worked the series as a linesman. But even so, he had to be properly introduced in his first rivalry game as a referee at Mariucci Arena. Before the era of video replay, Shepherd waved off a North Dakota goal for a high stick on that night. A young UND coach Dean Blais stepped onto the ice to scream at Shepherd.
GRAND FORKS — University of North Dakota athletic director Brian Faison will continue to be paid for more than a year after he retires on Dec. 31. In addition to being paid his regular rate — a $193,707 annual salary — through June 30, he will also receive two lump sums after that, according to the early retirement agreement signed by UND President Mark Kennedy on Tuesday, Oct. 17. Faison will be paid $96,853 on July 31 and again on Jan. 15, 2019. Faison also retain health benefits through June 30, 2019.
UND athletic director Brian Faison will retire on Dec. 31. UND President Mark Kennedy and Faison announced the news Tuesday at the High Performance Center.
UND has announced a 10:30 a.m. press conference today to "make a significant announcement regarding the future of UND athletics." UND President Mark Kennedy and athletic director Brian Faison are both scheduled to speak at the press conference, which is being held at the High Performance Center.
GRAND FORKS—When the University of North Dakota and Ralph Engelstad Arena decided to upgrade the referees' locker room this summer, Pat Swanson immediately had an idea. In addition to adding amenities, Swanson wanted to put a dedication to the late Oliver 'Butch' Mousseau—the longtime popular referee in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association and National Collegiate Hockey Conference—in the room.
GRAND FORKS—Cam Johnson was finally able to sit back and relax. For the first time this season, the University of North Dakota hockey team gave its goaltender a little room for error. UND exploded for three goals in the first period and six goals for the game—matching its total from the first three games of the season combined—in a 6-1 rout of St. Lawrence on Saturday, Oct. 14, in Ralph Engelstad Arena. Six different players scored the goals.
GRAND FORKS—At the beginning of the season, Fargo South boys tennis coach Vic Youngs asked his players to fill out a survey with random questions on it. Davis Lawley wrote on his survey a goal that seemed hilariously far-fetched: He wanted to get through the season without losing a game in singles. Not a match. Not a set. A game. "That didn't happen," Lawley said. No, but he came amazingly close.
GRAND FORKS -- Collin Adams insists he wasn't picking a spot. He said he was just looking to one-time a shot high on net. Forgive his teammates if they don't believe him.
GRAND FORKS—As Fargo South's Davis Lawley ripped through the regular season—going undefeated in singles and not playing a match closer than 6-0, 6-1—the rest of the East Region took notice. Nobody was going to compete with the 2015 North Dakota state boys singles champion and not many wanted to try. That's what led to an unusual number of top players opting to compete in doubles in the individual tournament rather than singles.
GRAND FORKS, N.D.—A couple of weeks ago, Ed Belfour sent an impassioned plea to his former teammates to make it to Grand Forks this weekend. He remarked that after his Hockey Hall of Fame career that included a Stanley Cup, he still considers the 1986-87 UND team as special as any team he's ever been on. He reminded them that three of their teammates—Scott Brower, Perry Nakonechny and Scott Dub—have passed away. And he said he and others have had some health setbacks.