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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GRAND FORKS — This University of North Dakota hockey season has been filled with highs and lows. The Fighting Hawks have gone from beating Minnesota in Las Vegas and sweeping Wisconsin in Ralph Engelstad Arena to getting swept by Western Michigan at home. While there’s been plenty of frustration during the inconsistent first half, Saturday night, Dec. 1, showed why this team has a lot of promise.
DULUTH, Minn. -- Rhett Gardner warned it wouldn’t be pretty. And it wasn’t. But a heavily depleted UND team that had every healthy body on the roster in the lineup beat No. 2 Minnesota Duluth 2-1 in AmsOil Arena on Saturday night to get a series split in front of 6,880 fans.
DULUTH, Minn. -- Remember when The University of North Dakota was dominant in Amsoil Arena? Remember UND’s blowout win on opening night? The six wins and four shutouts in the first seven trips to AmsOil? It all seems so distant ago.
GRAND FORKS - Grand Forks Red River junior defenseman Tanner Bernhardson was preparing for his game against West Fargo Sheyenne on Thursday afternoon, Nov. 29. Bernhardson was ready to play with a heavy heart. His mother, Pam, died Monday after a two-and-a-half year battle with cancer. But while sitting at home Thursday afternoon, he got quite the surprise.
GRAND FORKS -- Matt Smaby started keeping notebooks when he was in Germany. Even though he had three or four years left in his pro hockey playing career, Smaby knew he wanted to be a coach someday. So, he wanted to prepare for it. Smaby bought notebooks and started writing down everything. He wrote down drills that he liked. He kept notes about playing systems.
GRAND FORKS — Is it a turkey hangover? Is it too much stuffing and mashed potatoes? Is it the fact that the University of North Dakota hockey team is out of its normal routine on Thanksgiving week? Or is it the fact that the atmosphere in Ralph Engelstad Arena feels a bit off with the students out of town?
GRAND FORKS - Zach Parise has now scored more NHL goals than any player ever to play college hockey at the University of North Dakota and in the process became the all-time leading NHL goal-scorer for the state of Minnesota.. Parise, who plays for the Minnesota Wild, scored his 341st and 342nd regular-season NHL goals last weekend to eclipse the previous mark held by Warroad’s Dave Christian at 340, who also played at UND.
GRAND FORKS -- Colton Poolman took a deep breath before trying to come up with words for the University of North Dakota’s 6-2 home loss to Western Michigan on Saturday night, Nov. 17. It was the team’s worst loss in Ralph Engelstad Arena in two years. If not for Rhett Gardner’s power-play tip with 10.2 seconds left, it would have been the program’s worst home loss in more than a decade. The captain paused and gave a frank assessment about a lopsided home loss that sent many of the 11,262 fans for the exits by the midway point of the third period.
GRAND FORKS — The University of North Dakota is going to outshoot a lot of teams this season. How many wins will it add up to, though? That’s the resonating question after a 2-0 loss to Western Michigan on Friday night, Nov. 16, in Ralph Engelstad Arena.
GRAND FORKS — Andrew Peski has been listed as the seventh defenseman on the line chart. He’s the 19th skater, the extra player that is being allowed to dress thanks to a new rule in college hockey this season. In past years, only 18 could dress each game. But he’s probably not the typical 19th skater.