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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GRAND FORKS—In the span of two days, the University of North Dakota's offseason shuffling is essentially complete. Junior defenseman Christian Wolanin signed with the Ottawa Senators on Wednesday and could make his NHL debut as early as Thursday night, March 22. Junior forward Shane Gersich entered into contract negotiations with the Washington Capitals, and while nothing is official yet, a deal is expected to get done soon.
When the NCAA men's hockey tournament bracket was revealed on Sunday morning, March 18, there was no North Dakota or Minnesota. It was the first time since 1978 that neither of the college hockey programs reached the NCAA tournament. They played for the NCAA national championship the following year. There was no Boston College or Wisconsin in the field, either. The last time UND, Minnesota, Boston College and Wisconsin all were out of the field? 1969.
ST. PAUL, Minn.—Brad Berry had an anguished look at the postgame press conference. His University of North Dakota men's hockey team just lost a 3-2 overtime game to No. 1-ranked St. Cloud State in the National Collegiate Hockey Conference Frozen Faceoff semifinals Friday afternoon at Xcel Energy Center. He knew that UND's NCAA hopes now rested in the hands of other teams around the country.
GRAND FORKS—The University of North Dakota, Minnesota Duluth and St. Cloud State are three of the four teams in the National Collegiate Hockey Conference Frozen Faceoff this weekend in the Xcel Energy Center. They are all ranked in the top 12 in this week's USCHO national poll. Add in MSU-Mankato and Minnesota and five of the nation's top 15 teams in this week's national rankings are from this area. And there's reason to think that the future will be bright for the area teams considering youth hockey participation numbers compiled by USA Hockey.
GRAND FORKS —- The University of North Dakota is headed back to the Twin Cities. Nick Jones scored 53 seconds into overtime, banking a shot off the back of Omaha goalie Evan Weninger to give the Fighting Hawks a 4-3 victory over the Mavericks, Saturday night, march 10, and earn another trip to the Twin Cities. UND will play next weekend in St. Paul's Xcel Energy Center. It's the 16th-straight year that UND has won a first-round league playoff series and reached the Twin Cities.
GRAND FORKS—Jocelyne and Monique Lamoureux sat on barstools on a stage in Ralph Engelstad Arena's lobby Thursday night, March 8. They were wearing their blue USA hockey jerseys with shiny Olympic gold medals around their necks. With nearly 1,000 people packed into the arena's entrance—some seated, some standing, some hanging over a railing from suite level trying to get a glimpse of them—the twins were asked when it finally hit them that they had become the state's first Olympic gold medalists.
VANCOUVER-- Former University of North Dakota forward Brock Boeser of the Vancouver Canucks, considered one of the frontrunners for the NHL's rookie of the year award, may be out for the rest of the season. Boeser sustained a soft-tissue injury and a small, non-structural, non-displaced fracture of the transverse process in his lower back after violently colliding with an open door along the bench in Monday night's game. Boeser was taken to the hospital and was released.
GRAND FORKS — The University of North Dakota has more home hockey left. Although it gave up a two-goal lead in the third period and made its fans sweat it out, the 2-2 tie with No. 1 St. Cloud State Saturday Night, March 3, was enough to secure fourth place in the National Collegiate Hockey Conference standings and earn another home weekend. UND will host Omaha next weekend in a best-of-three series. The Fighting Hawks were able to get home ice with the tie coupled with Minnesota Duluth's win over Omaha.
GRAND FORKS—Ryan Poehling scored his second goal of the game on a power play in overtime to give St. Cloud State a 4-3 win over the University of North Dakota on Friday night. With the loss, UND no longer controls its own destiny to get home ice for the first round of the National Collegiate Hockey Conference playoffs. At roughly the midway point in the game, UND broke through and scored the game's opening goal.
Olympic gold medalists Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson and Monique Lamoureux-Morando of Grand Forks and Gigi Marvin of Warroad are starting their Victory Tour around the United States today, Feb. 26. It will include appearances on "The Ellen Show" with Ellen DeGeneres and "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon." They will be taping an episode with Ellen this afternoon in Los Angeles that will air tomorrow. Their appearance on "The Tonight Show" in New York City is scheduled for March 5.