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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Jordan Schmaltz skated around Ralph Engelstad Arena’s Olympic Rink on Thursday morning wearing his St. Louis Blues helmet. Although the former UND standout does not have a contract for next season, it’s still expected that he will be wearing that same Blues helmet come the start of training camp on Sept 13.
In the spring of 2014, Nick Schmaltz was a high school senior watching Chicago Blackhawks games from the stands and occasionally tweeting about the remarkable skills of star forward Patrick Kane. In the next two-and-a-half years, Schmaltz became a first-round NHL draft pick, went to college at UND, scored the program’s most iconic goal of its NCAA national championship season, turned pro and ended up playing on a line with Kane in the NHL.
Philadelphia Flyers coach Dave Hakstol greeted some of his former UND players as they skated off the ice Tuesday afternoon in Ralph Engelstad Arena’s Olympic Rink. Next month, Hakstol will be watching one of those players closely on the ice. Corban Knight, who is back on campus this week working out at UND’s pro camp, will soon head to Flyers training camp hoping to win a roster spot with the NHL club.
Eric Sanders knew something was different Monday. When the Grand Forks Red River girls golf coach asked junior Lexi Laframboise how her round was going, she didn't shrug her shoulders or shake her head. "Good," she responded. "That's the first time she's said that all year," Sanders said. Laframboise won medalist honors for the first time at the high school level, shooting an 80 at Grand Forks Country Club.
Players signed by the Winnipeg Jets, Los Angeles Kings, Chicago Blackhawks, Ottawa Senators, Anaheim Ducks, New Jersey Devils, Philadelphia Flyers and St. Louis Blues were among those skating in Ralph Engelstad Arena’s Olympic Rink on Monday morning. It’s part of the annual pro camp, which helps former UND players get ready for their upcoming seasons. For the first time, The Ralph is opening those skates to the public.
Stephen Halliday had a lot of options. He could have played in the Ontario Hockey League. He had enough college options that he didn’t feel comfortable listing them. So what finally led the top-end hockey prospect and No. 1 overall pick in the United States Hockey League Draft to commit to UND this week?
Stephen Halliday was selected No. 1 overall in the United States Hockey League draft this spring. That already puts him into impressive company.
UND’s game in October against rival Minnesota in Las Vegas is among the most coveted tickets in program history. The game sold out instantly and tickets on the secondary market are generally going between $500 and $600 per seat. The cheapest ticket currently on StubHub is $380, and that’s for a single. That will keep many fans from attending, but they’ll still be able to watch the game.
The late models were lined up, ready to go on the track for their feature race. But Joey Pederson wasn’t in his car. “I didn’t care if I missed my feature,” he said. The veteran driver from East Grand Forks had something more important to do on that particular night at River Cities Speedway.
Taylor Chorney joined the Washington Capitals in 2015. He spent three years with the organization, including five months this season. But in late February, he was put on waivers and claimed by the Columbus Blue Jackets. A month and a half later, the Washington Capitals began their run to the Stanley Cup. Chorney missed out on it.