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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It hasn't been uncommon for the UND men's hockey team to give playing time to two goaltenders during the college hockey season. But given the time of the season, the current situation is a bit unusual. It is unknown whether senior goalie Cam Johnson or freshman goalie Peter Thome will play on Friday night when UND takes on Omaha, one of the country's best offensive teams, in Baxter Arena.
Q. What's been your favorite road trip so far this season? A. I'd say Denver. We were staying in Cherry Creek. It was a nice area and the weather was really nice. Q. What's one thing Grand Forks needs to get? A. I'm going to stay on the bandwagon and say Chipotle. Q. Who is the best player you've ever played against? A. I'd say (Jakob) Chychrun at the USA camp. Q. What's your favorite hockey movie? A. I'm going to say Mystery Alaska. Q. Is a hot dog a sandwich? A. Absolutely not. Q. What's the first concert you ever attended?
OMAHA, Neb.—Tyler Vesel was at a Skate with the Mavs event a few weeks ago when Omaha men's hockey fans started approaching him. "I couldn't even count how many times people came up and asked me the same questions," said Vesel, a senior forward. "How are you guys scoring so many goals?" Vesel struggled to answer that. But he acknowledged, there's no doubt that the Mavericks have been a far different team at home in Baxter Arena than on the road this season.
Joanna Pearson stands at the front of the bus as it's getting ready to pull out of the northeast parking lot at Ralph Engelstad Arena. Her father, Al, is sitting in the first seat on the bus right next to her with a Palm Breeze in hand, listening as she reads off the rules to the passengers: Represent UND in a positive light, be respectful and kind, get to know the people sitting near you and clean everything up when you're done. "Relax, laugh, sip, repeat," she says. And then, it's time for the final rule. Joanna begins by saying: "What happens on the bus..."
It's a new site, but Wednesday night, the U.S. women's hockey team had the same problem. They struggled to score against Canada. Through two periods, the Americans trailed Canada 2-0 in a pool play game at the 2018 Pyeongchang Games in South Korea. The Canadians used goals by Meghan Agosta and Sarah Nurse to build the lead against their biggest rival. The Americans threw 32 shots on Canadian goaltender Genevieve Lacasse, but couldn't get one to go. It was a familiar story.
East Grand Forks Senior High coach Scott Koberinski is hoping his team will be named the No. 1 seed for the Minnesota Section 8A tournament at today's seeding meeting. His squad made the closing argument for him Tuesday night. Senior winger Coby Stauss scored twice in the opening period and senior defenseman Casey Kallock had two goals and an assist as the Green Wave convincingly beat Thief River Falls 5-2 in the East Grand Forks Civic Center.
There's something brewing in the NHL right now, and it may not come as a shock to those in Grand Forks. Dave Hakstol's team, after an early season slump, is suddenly one of the NHL's hottest squads. Since losing 10 games in a row in November and early December—five in overtime—the Philadelphia Flyers are 20-8-2 and have the league's third-best record since Dec. 3. Only the Boston Bruins and Vegas Golden Knights have been better in that span.
UND has played 30 games this season and used 30 different lineups. The ever-changing line charts have been due to injuries and a search for more offense. But with three weeks to go in the regular season, UND may have found one fixture in the lineup. The line of Shane Gersich, Rhett Gardner and Austin Poganski delivered a big, timely performance in a 5-1 win over Colorado College on Saturday night in Ralph Engelstad Arena.
The U.S. women’s hockey team was down a goal in the second period and looking for a spark in its Olympic Games opener. The Lamoureux twins provided it. Grand Forks native Monique Lamoureux-Morando scored Team USA’s first goal of the Olympics -- assisted by her twin sister Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson -- and the Americans managed to hold off Finland 3-1 early Sunday morning in Pyeongchang, South Korea.