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MEN'S HOCKEY: Offensive defenseman commits to UND


The new trend in college hockey is to have more offensive, puck-moving defenseman instead of the stay-at-home, physical blue liners.

UND’s latest commit is exactly that.

Matt Kiersted, a sophomore offensive defenseman at Elk River (Minn.) High School, gave a verbal commitment Saturday to play for UND in the future.

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Brad Elliott Schlossman
Schlossman is in his 10th year covering college hockey for the Herald. In 2014, he was named one of the top three beat writers 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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