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 -- Eleven former members of the now-eliminated University of North Dakota women’s hockey program filed a class-action lawsuit against the North Dakota University System in U.S. District Court on Tuesday, June 12.
WARROAD, Minn. — The picture from the 2005 Warroad High Frosty Festival keeps resurfacing on NBC broadcasts and national newspapers. It's Gigi Marvin and T.J. Oshie, the queen and king of the festival. "That weekend, I won Miss Hockey and his team won state," Marvin said, standing in the lobby of the Gardens on Thursday. "It's crazy how our careers have paralleled." In 2014, Marvin and Oshie both were U.S. Olympians together. In 2018, they both reached the pinnacles of their sport together. Marvin is an Olympic gold medalist.
GRAND FORKS — Cary Eades was starting a 15-hour bus ride home from Youngstown, Ohio. The Clark Cup was by his side, having just led the Fargo Force to the United States Hockey League championship, when he received a text. It was from T.J. Oshie. Oshie and the Washington Capitals lost that night to the Tampa Bay Lightning to fall behind 3-2 in the best-of-seven series. But Oshie made sure to congratulate Eades, who coached him at Warroad High and again at UND, on winning the Clark Cup.
GRAND FORKS — Penticton Vees captains have been very good to the University of North Dakota's men's hockey program in recent years. And now, UND has another one on the way. Highly touted prospect Massimo Rizzo has given a verbal commitment to UND, ending a long recruiting battle for the Burnaby, B.C., product. Rizzo, who committed Friday morning, May 25, and announced it Saturday afternoon, chose UND over Denver, Wisconsin and Michigan. He is expected to come to campus in the fall of 2019.
WINNIPEG, Manitoba—An improbable goal-scorer lifted an improbable champion into the Stanley Cup Finals. Ryan Reaves' tie-breaking goal in the second period Sunday, May 20, enabled the Vegas Golden Knights to edge the Winnipeg Jets 2-1 at Bell MTS Place in Winnipeg, clinching the Western Conference title for Vegas in its first season of existence.
WINNIPEG, Manitoba—The Winnipeg Whiteout can be tamed after all. Since winning 13 games in a row in Bell MTS Place, the Winnipeg Jets have suddenly lost three of the last four in front of their vaunted crowd—the latest a 3-1 loss to the Vegas Golden Knights Monday, May 14, in Game 2 of the Western Conference final. The series is now tied 1-1 with Games 3 and 4 scheduled for Las Vegas this week.
GRAND FORKS -- Bill Chaves said one of the first tasks on his list as the University of North Dakota’s new athletic director was to sign head men’s hockey coach Brad Berry to a new contract. It didn’t take him long. Berry inked a new five-year deal with a base salary of $400,000 annually on Friday, May 4, keeping him under contract through the 2022-23 season.
GRAND FORKS — Referee Dan Dreger was on his hands and knees, blood streaming from his face and into a small puddle on the ice. His palate, the roof of his mouth, was cracked in half lengthwise—from his upper teeth all the way to the back of his throat. When he closed his mouth, his upper and lower teeth didn't line up anymore. Facial bones on both sides of his nose were fractured. The area between his upper lip and his left nostril was cut open, in need of three dozen stitches.
WINNIPEG—Bell MTS Place was full with fans decked out in white jerseys, shirts, pants, hair and beards. Two women even wore their wedding dresses to get in the spirit of the Winnipeg Whiteout, a famed playoff tradition in the city that dates back to the 1980s. They started partying on the street adjacent to Bell MTS Place in the afternoon, packed the arena by the time the teams came out for warmups and chanted "go Jets go" throughout the game. At long last, they didn't have to stop celebrating when the final horn sounded.
ST. PAUL, Minn.—Jade Miller played for a bantam state championship in eighth grade and lost. He played for three North Dakota state high school championships with Grafton-Park River and lost all of them. He played for a North American Hockey League championship in junior hockey and lost. He played for an NCAA national championship as a freshman at Minnesota Duluth and lost. "They give you doubt," Miller said of the title-game losses. "I don't know if they make you mentally tougher after that many."