Brad Elliott Schlossman
Schlossman is in his 12th 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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MINNEAPOLIS—The fifth time wasn't the charm. The UND men's hockey team lost once again to Minnesota Duluth on Saturday night. Bulldog forward Joey Anderson scored a five-on-three power-play goal with 50.3 seconds left to give Minnesota Duluth a 4-3 win in a wild, penalty-filled National Collegiate Hockey Conference championship game Saturday night in the Target Center. Anderson banked a shot off of UND defenseman Hayden Shaw and between the legs of Cam Johnson to seal the playoff title for the Bulldogs.
UND's first-round matchup in the NCAA men's hockey tournament won't be an easy one. UND will take on Boston University at 2 p.m. Friday in Fargo's Scheels Arena. Boston University features four NHL first-round draft picks in Clayton Keller, Kieffer Bellows, Dante Fabbro and Charlie McAvoy and four second-round picks in Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson, Jordan Greenway, Chad Krys and John MacLeod. Terrier goalie Jake Oettinger (.927 save percentage) also is expected to be a high draft pick in June.
UND will play Boston University on Friday afternoon in the first round of the NCAA West Region hockey tournament at Scheels Arena in Fargo. The pairings for the 16-team playoff field were announced Sunday. In the other West Region game at Scheels Arena, Duluth will play Ohio State. Duluth earned the No. 1 seed in the region, followed by Boston U, UND and Ohio State. UND reached the NCAA tournament for the 15th consecutive season.
MINNEAPOLIS -- The fifth time wasn't the charm. The UND men's hockey team lost once again to Minnesota Duluth on Saturday night. Bulldog forward Joey Anderson scored a five-on-three power-play goal with 50.3 seconds left to give Minnesota Duluth a 4-3 win in a wild, penalty-filled National Collegiate Hockey Conference championship game Saturday night in the Target Center. Anderson banked a shot off of UND defenseman Hayden Shaw and between the legs of Cam Johnson to seal the playoff title for the Bulldogs. It's the fifth time that UND has lost to the Bulldogs this season. The Fighting Haw
MINNEAPOLIS—Senior Kiley Borowicz didn't watch the final few seconds tick off the clock Saturday afternoon. She stood on the bench, pulling a younger sister in close each arm and tears streaming down her face. "I was just thinking about how we're done playing together," Kiley said. "Our journey ever since third grade is over." That journey had a perfect ending. The Roseau girls basketball team finished off a 32-0 season with a 75-64 win over Sauk Centre in the Minnesota Class AA state high school championship game in Williams Arena.
It's OK to stop crunching all of those Pairwise Ranking scenarios now. UND is going to make the NCAA tournament again—and it will play for a conference championship in the meantime. UND upset No. 1 Denver 1-0 in the semifinals of the National Collegiate Hockey Conference Frozen Faceoff in the Target Center on Friday. The win sets up a showdown with Minnesota Duluth at 7:38 tonight for the NCHC title. Austin Poganski scored the lone goal 2 minutes, 30 seconds into the third period, burying a long rebound off of the end wall.
The National Collegiate Hockey Conference kicked off its postseason hockey tournament, the Frozen Faceoff, in 2014. There were some issues that first year—the boards, the glass, the ice and the locker rooms. The league has worked to fix all of those issues. But for the UND men's hockey team, there has been a much bigger issue: winning. While UND has reached the Frozen Faceoff in all four years of its existence, it is 0-3 in semifinal games and 1-4-1 overall.
MINNEAPOLIS—In 38 games this season, the University of Denver has allowed more than three goals one time. It won that game. The No. 1-ranked Pioneers enter today's National Collegiate Hockey Conference Frozen Faceoff semifinal showdown against rival North Dakota (7:38 p.m., Target Center) with a host of impressive numbers. The Pioneers have won their last 13 games. Their last loss was Jan. 20 against St. Cloud State—and that one took overtime. They've only played a single one-goal game in the last month.
Tucker Poolman has racked up the points offensively this season. He became UND's first 30-point defenseman since Chay Genoway in 2010-11 two weeks ago when he tallied four points in a game at Miami. But his defensive abilities have not been overlooked. Poolman, the East Grand Forks Senior High graduate, was named the National Collegiate Hockey Conference's defensive defenseman of the year on Thursday at the Muse Events Center in downtown Minneapolis. Poolman, who also earned first-team all-NCHC honors, was recognized at the league's annual awards banquet.
Players on the U.S. Women's National Hockey Team informed USA Hockey on Wednesday that they will boycott the IIHF Women's World Championship later this month if adequate progress is not made in their negotiations for better wages and support. The players say they've been attempting to negotiate a contract with USA Hockey for more than a year with no significant progress.