Brad Elliott Schlossman
Schlossman is in his 13th year covering college hockey for the Herald. In 2016 and 2018, he was named the top beat writer in the country by the Associated Press Sports Editors. He also was the NCHC's inaugural Media Excellence Award winner in 2018. Schlossman 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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It's a new site, but Wednesday night, the U.S. women's hockey team had the same problem. They struggled to score against Canada. Through two periods, the Americans trailed Canada 2-0 in a pool play game at the 2018 Pyeongchang Games in South Korea. The Canadians used goals by Meghan Agosta and Sarah Nurse to build the lead against their biggest rival. The Americans threw 32 shots on Canadian goaltender Genevieve Lacasse, but couldn't get one to go. It was a familiar story.
GRAND FORKS, N.D.—It hasn't been uncommon for the UND men's hockey team to give playing time to two goaltenders during the college hockey season. But given the time of the season, the current situation is a bit unusual. It is unknown whether senior goalie Cam Johnson or freshman goalie Peter Thome will play on Friday night, Feb. 16, when UND takes on Omaha, one of the country's best offensive teams, in Baxter Arena.
The Lamoureux line got started in the Olympics by scoring Team USA’s first goal. On Tuesday, it kept going by breaking an Olympic record. Grand Forks native Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson scored two goals in the span of six seconds, setting an all-time Olympic mark, during USA’s 5-0 win over the Olympic Athletes from Russia. Lamoureux’s quick strikes broke fastest-goal records for both the women’s and men’s side. The women’s record was previously held by Canada’s Caroline Ouellette, who scored twice in 16 seconds during the 2006 Turin Games.
GRAND FORKS—The University of North Dakota put its big line back together Saturday and it delivered once again. Shane Gersich and Austin Poganski each had a goal and an assist as UND beat Colorado College 5-1 to gain a series split. The line of Gersich, Poganski and Rhett Gardner has combined for 17 points in the last three games that they've played together. Joel Janatuinen broke a seven-game point drought with a two-goal game and Grant Mismash added a goal and an assist as the Fighting Hawks broke out offensively.
GRAND FORKS — Craig Wolanin grew up in Michigan and played junior hockey in Canada before embarking on a 13-year NHL career. But he had heard plenty about the University of North Dakota. His seatmate on airplane trips with the Colorado Avalanche was former UND star Troy Murray. And every time he went to a Detroit Red Wings alumni event, Dennis Hextall was there repeating a message to his young son, Christian. "If you ever get a chance to go to North Dakota," Hextall often said, "you just take it."
GRAND FORKS — When the U.S. Women's Olympic Team arrived at a Tampa, Fla., rink to play a scrimmage in December, their opponent, a local boys prep team, was wearing Canada jerseys. It was an idea by the USA coaching staff to get the team's attention and focus, trying to simulate a gold-medal game against its biggest rival. But for Grand Forks natives Jocelyne and Monique Lamoureux, Warroad, Minn.'s Gigi Marvin and three other teammates — Hilary Knight, Meghan Duggan and Kacey Bellamy — it probably wasn't necessary.
GRAND FORKS—Rhett Gardner zipped up and down the ice Wednesday at practice, getting ready to play his first game in nearly a month. "He's all in," University of North Dakota coach Brad Berry said. And he's about to be put right to work. Gardner, UND's first-line center, is expected to draw the assignment of playing against Colorado College's dominant top line of Mason Bergh, Nick Halloran and Trey Bradley when the teams play a two-game series this weekend in Ralph Engelstad Arena (7:37 p.m. Friday, 7:07 p.m. Saturday).
ST. PAUL—In late November, Zach Parise walked to the northeast corner of Ralph Engelstad Arena, just as he did on a daily basis during his two seasons as a hockey player at the University of North Dakota. But when he got the ground level, he was in for a surprise. The UND hockey locker room area has been completely re-made since he turned pro in 2004 and the NHL and Olympic star hadn't been back since those major renovations occurred in the summer of 2014.
TAMPA, Fla.—Brock Boeser has been to Amalie Arena in Tampa twice. He won an NCAA national championship with the University of North Dakota men's hockey team the first time. He won MVP of the NHL All-Star Game the second time. Boeser, who was assigned the same locker stall in Amalie Arena that he used during the 2016 NCAA Frozen Four, earned the MVP honors Sunday, Jan. 28, in helping the Pacific Division win the NHL All-Star Game.
GRAND FORKS—Another night, another tie. The University of North Dakota men's hockey forged a 1-1 tie Saturday, Jan. 27, with defending national champion on Denver to end the series with a pair of deadlocks. Denver earned the extra point in National Collegiate Hockey Conference standings by scoring a goal in the three-on-three portion of overtime. Christian Wolanin's power-play goal midway through the second stood as the game-tying goal. UND moved to 12-8-8 overall and 6-6-4 in NCHC play. Denver moved to 14-6-6 and 8-4-4.