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 — 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.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. - If you've heard new University of North Dakota President Mark Kennedy speak in the last couple of weeks, you've surely heard his catch phrase when talking about athletics. He wants "championship programs." Kennedy has discussed the value of a successful athletics program to a university, while expressing concern whether UND's most visible programs are well-enough funded to be consistently near the top. If you read between the lines, you can get a sense of where the current process of re-examining the athletic department is headed.
GRAND FORKS, N.D.—First-year Big Sky Conference commissioner Andrea Williams toured Grand Forks last weekend. She checked out the campus on Friday, met with coaches and administrators later in the day and attended the University of North Dakota's Potato Bowl victory over South Dakota on Saturday afternoon. She answered numerous questions about her thoughts on the Grand Forks community and the campus as a whole, but the burning one is this: What will UND's affiliation be with the Big Sky Conference in the near future?
GRAND FORKS — The National Collegiate Hockey Conference will not be expanding right now. The NCHC released a statement Wednesday afternoon saying it has decided to stay at eight teams "after careful consideration and a thorough vetting process."
GRAND FORKS, N.D.—New University of North Dakota President Mark Kennedy has made it clear that he wants his school to look at new options for a conference home for its athletics programs. But the commissioner of one league that UND could be exploring will remain mum. Patti Viverito, the head of the Missouri Valley Football Conference, said Tuesday: "I'm not at liberty to have discussions about membership with the press. We're certainly reading the articles coming out of North Dakota with interest."