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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UND 5, Denver 4 The story: UND rallied from down 3-0 in a game it was being outshot 21-2 to stun No. 1 Denver in Magness Arena. Johnny Simonson scored the game-winning goal on a deflection with 2:31 to go. Three stars: 1. Colton Poolman, UND, goal; 2. Troy Terry, DU, goal, assist; 3. Simonson, UND, game-winning goal.
Q. What has been your favorite road venue to play in? A. I’m going to say Miami. Insomnia Cookies. Q. Did you notice they had one of those in Madison this season? A. Oh yeah. We all went there. We were like 20-people deep. It was great. Q. What is the one thing Grand Forks needs to get? A. Chipotle. Automatic. Q. Who is the best player you’ve ever played against?
DENVER—When the UND hockey team arrived at its Cherry Creek hotel on Wednesday night ahead of its showdown with No. 1 Denver, former captain Gage Ausmus was standing in the lobby. Ausmus, who now plays for the ECHL's Colorado Eagles about an hour away, gave hugs to the team as they walked in. "It's not a handshake," UND coach Brad Berry said. "It's a hug." Then, the coaching staff went out to dinner with T.J. Oshie and Taylor Chorney—former UND stars who are in town with the Washington Capitals. They played against the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday night.
Cam Johnson put on his new goalie mask Wednesday, skated out to the crease and took up his usual spot. The UND starting goaltender is back at practice. Will he play this weekend, though? That's another question. Johnson, a senior who backstopped UND to the 2016 NCAA national championship, has missed the last four games with a lower-body injury sustained during morning skate two weeks ago in Madison, Wis. The injury occurred on the last rep of the last drill.
DENVER—Henrik Borgstrom blew past St. Cloud State captain Jimmy Schuldt. When the first-round pick of the Florida Panthers reached the left side of the crease, he put the puck on the toe of his stick, glided from left to right across the top of the crease, moved out of the reach of Husky goalie Jeff Smith and roofed the puck in the top corner of the net. Later in the game, Borgstrom scored again. It was business as usual for the University of Denver sophomore star from Finland.
Jasper Weatherby played fourth-line center as an 18-year-old for the Wenatchee Wild last season. “He never complained,” Wild coach Bliss Littler said. “A lot of kids would say, ‘Send me to a team I can play more.’ He never complained. He knew his time would come.” His time has come, indeed.
UND moved down one spot to No. 3 after earning a win and a tie against Miami in Ralph Engelstad Arena over the weekend. The Fighting Hawks beat Miami 3-2 on Friday night and tied 3-3 on Saturday. This week's USCHO poll was released Monday. UND's spot: UND (7-2-3) moved down one spot to No. 3 after the win and tie against unranked Miami. The Fighting Hawks did receive two first-place votes. This is the fifth week in a row that UND has been ranked in the top four nationally.
It wasn't a win. But sometimes, a tie can be satisfying, too. Such was the case the last two Saturdays as UND battled back from a third-period deficits to finish a series with a win and a tie. The latest result, a 3-3 tie against Miami in Ralph Engelstad Arena, extended UND's unbeaten streak to five games—matching the program's longest since the 2016 NCAA national championship season.
UND 3, Miami 3, tie The story: Miami's Josh Melnick scored a game-tying goal with an extra attacker on the ice with 1:24 to go. The game ended in a tie but UND got the extra point by winning the shootout on a Christian Wolanin goal. UND received goals from Colton Poolman, Dixon Bowen and Shane Gersich to rally from down 2-0 and take a lead in the third period.
Miami at No. 2 North Dakota, 7:07 p.m., Midco Sports Network, NCHC.tv. LIVE CHAT with Herald sportswriters located below the lines. North Dakota's lines 19 Shane Gersich--22 Rhett Gardner--16 Grant Mismash 25 Joel Janatuinen--9 Dixon Bowen--14 Austin Poganski 29 Jordan Kawaguchi--8 Nick Jones--18 Collin Adams 26 Cole Smith--10 Johnny Simonson--7 Zach Yon 24 Christian Wolanin--6 Colton Poolman 28 Hayden Shaw--2 Gabe Bast 5 Casey Johnson--20 Josh Rieger 1 Peter Thome 35 Ryan Anderson