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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ANCHORAGE, Alaska—One thing went through Brad Berry's mind when Alaska Anchorage tied the game 2-2 late Saturday in the third period. "Groundhog's Day," the UND coach said. Another night, another lopsided shot total with not much to show for it, another squandered third-period lead and another overtime on the way. But just like the 1993 movie referenced by Berry, in which Bill Murray repeats the same day until he gets it right, UND also found the right conclusion to its trip to Alaska.
Former UND baseball player Andrew Gudmunson of Minot was injured Sunday night in Las Vegas, where a gunman opened fire on a concert crowd, killing at least 50 and injuring hundreds. Gudmunson had one surgery and more are ahead, according to UND athletic director Brian Faison.
GRAND FORKS—Before Saturday's exhibition game, a couple of University of North Dakota freshmen started asking teammate Ludvig Hoff questions in the locker room. What should they expect? How good is Manitoba? Are they physical? Are they going to hit a lot? "They were kind of nervous," Hoff said. "I was just telling them, 'It's just another hockey game, you've played hundreds beforehand.' I don't know if it helped them or not, but they looked pretty comfortable."
GRAND FORKS — University of North Dakota freshman defenseman Gabe Bast, a standout in the British Columbia Hockey League, will miss the start of the season recovering from offseason shoulder surgery. UND coach Brad Berry said that Bast is actually ahead of schedule, though, and should be back by the end of October. Bast will definitely miss next weekend's exhibition game against the University of Manitoba and will almost certainly miss the season-opening series at Alaska Anchorage.
ST. PAUL—Josh Fenton stood up against a wall in a basement hallway of Xcel Energy Center on Wednesday afternoon looking at a portion of the venue that's always out-of-sight to its visitors. The National Collegiate Hockey Conference commissioner noticed the paint on the walls looked like it had just been applied this summer. There's no chipping, no wear-and-tear. He noticed the cleanliness and the lack of clutter. "Can you believe this place is 17 years old?" Fenton asked.
GRAND FORKS -- The University of North Dakota may have lost 10 players to early signings in the last three summers, including stars Tyson Jost, Brock Boeser and Tucker Poolman this spring, but media members expect the Fighting Hawks to end up in a familiar spot. UND was picked to finish third by those who cover the National Collegiate Hockey Conference in the annual preseason media poll.
GRAND FORKS—A pair of University of North Dakota recruits have been selected to play in the All-American Prospects Game in Buffalo, N.Y., next month. Grand Forks Red River's Braden Costello and Gavin Hain of Grand Rapids, Minn., both 2000-born players who are eligible next summer's NHL Draft, will suit up in the annual contest. The game will be played on Sept. 21 at KeyBank Center, home of the Buffalo Sabres.
GRAND FORKS—The University of North Dakota unveiled its new hockey jerseys Thursday afternoon—and as expected, they aren't much different from the previous ones. UND changed the font of the words "North Dakota" on the front of the jersey to match the font that was unveiled with the new Fighting Hawk logo last summer. It also replaced the interlocking 'ND' on the shoulders with the Fighting Hawk logo. The new jerseys, made by CCM, arrived at Ralph Engelstad Arena this week.
GRAND FORKS—The University of North Dakota's biggest hockey rival, Minnesota, is coming back to town for the first time in six seasons—and fans without season tickets will have to pay record prices if they want to see the series. UND recently released its single-game ticket prices, revealing that it will cost $99 to get a single ticket to either game against the Gophers—the highest single-game ticket price ever for a home hockey game. It will be the same price for an adult or a youth ticket.
DULUTH — Mark Sertich had a unique 96th birthday celebration. He played a hockey game with Mark Sertich, Mark Sertich and Mark Sertich. Four generations of Mark Sertichs skated together in a game for the first time last week at Heritage Sports Center in Duluth. The eldest Sertich, who lives in Duluth, turned 96 last month. His son, who lives in Grand Forks, is 70. His grandson, who also lives in Grand Forks, is 40. And his great-grandson, who lives in Grand Forks, is 13.