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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MINNEAPOLIS — When Andrew Towne reached the top of 14,065-foot Mt. Bierstadt in Colorado last weekend, he pulled a sandbag out of his pack and dumped it on the summit. The other person on the mountain gave him a strange look. It seems odd to climb a mountain with a sandbag, but not for the 2000 Grand Forks Central graduate. Towne, who has climbed the tallest mountain on six of the world's seven continents, is leaving today for the biggest challenge yet. Towne is attempting to summit the world's tallest mountain, Mount Everest, to complete the Seven Summits.
GRAND FORKS—Tucker Poolman was surrounded by cameras and microphones in Winnipeg's MTS Centre. One reporter asked what he thought about the media circus surrounding his potential signing with the Jets—the constant chatter on local talk radio, TSN Bob McKenzie breaking his situation down on national television and the interview requests. "I'm not used to the most attention in the world," Poolman said. "I like to fly under the radar to be honest." That's what he's done most of his life.
GRAND FORKS -- The University of North Dakota women’s hockey team, which sent eight players in the 2014 Olympic Games, was cut Wednesday afternoon along with the men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams. The cuts are part of a school-wide effort to trim budgets because of an anticipated drop in state funding.
GRAND FORKS, N.D.—University of North Dakota coaches and athletes are quietly fretting this week about the future of their programs. UND is expected to announce cuts to athletics teams this week—though no specific announcement date had been set as of Monday afternoon, according to UND spokesman Peter Johnson. UND is in the midst of campuswide, state-mandated budget cuts due to a drop in funding from the state. UND President Mark Kennedy asked the athletic department to cut $1.3 million out of its budget.
FARGO — All eyes in Scheels Arena were on the penalty box. They watched every move of the officials, who spent seven minutes reviewing a potential offsides call after Dixon Bowen's apparent overtime game-winning goal. They were looking for a clue as to what they would decide.
FARGO — Boston University began looking at possible regional assignments Sunday morning before the bracket was officially announced. One possibility piqued the interest of head coach David Quinn: going to Fargo to take on North Dakota. "It's one of those things we've talked about and I can feel throughout the locker room," Quinn said. "If you're an elite athlete, an elite hockey player, this is a game you want to play in.
GRAND FORKS, N.D.—Michigan Tech students began arriving four hours before the start of the game. The line stretched down a long hallway, around the corner to the right and another long hallway, around the corner to the left and another hallway, through a doorway, down a spiral staircase, around another corner and through another doorway. They packed John MacInnes Student Ice Arena. They went crazy when Michigan Tech beat Bowling Green in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association championship game.
FARGO — North Dakota's first-round matchup in the NCAA men's hockey tournament won't be an easy one. UND will take on Boston University at 2 p.m. Friday in Fargo's Scheels Arena. Boston University features four NHL first-round draft picks in Clayton Keller, Kieffer Bellows, Dante Fabbro and Charlie McAvoy and four second-round picks in Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson, Jordan Greenway, Chad Krys and John MacLeod. Terrier goalie Jake Oettinger (.927 save percentage) also is expected to be a high draft pick in June.
UND's first-round matchup in the NCAA men's hockey tournament won't be an easy one. UND will take on Boston University at 2 p.m. Friday in Fargo's Scheels Arena. Boston University features four NHL first-round draft picks in Clayton Keller, Kieffer Bellows, Dante Fabbro and Charlie McAvoy and four second-round picks in Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson, Jordan Greenway, Chad Krys and John MacLeod. Terrier goalie Jake Oettinger (.927 save percentage) also is expected to be a high draft pick in June.
MINNEAPOLIS — No need to scoreboard watch the rest of the weekend. No need to crunch those Pairwise formulas. UND not only marched to the National Collegiate Hockey Conference Frozen Faceoff championship game by knocking off No. 1 Denver 1-0 on Friday night, it also solidified a spot in the NCAA tournament for a 15th consecutive season. Austin Poganski scored the game's only goal 2 minutes, 30 seconds into the third period and the defense and goalie Cam Johnson (21 saves) did the rest.