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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Jay Caufield, the unlikeliest of all UND Stanley Cup champions, was in Nashville's Bridgestone Arena on Sunday night, watching another longshot from UND, Carter Rowney, win hockey's greatest prize for the same team. Caufield, now a Pittsburgh Penguins television analyst for Root Sports, had an up-close look at Carter Rowney's six-month rise from minor-league hockey player to NHL regular to Stanley Cup champion. Caufield wasn't shocked.
Carter Rowney was on the ice with his family after winning the Stanley Cup on Sunday night. CBC's Hockey Night in Canada asked his wife, Danielle, what this means for their family. "Well, we just became a family a month ago, we had a baby a month ago," said Danielle, a former UND volleyball player. "Now, more dad duties start." Carter responded, "I can't wait to get himside that Cup, though." And he didn't waste any time doing that Sunday night.
Two months after UND announced the elimination of the women's hockey and men's and women's swimming and diving programs to alleviate budget concerns, the athletic department made additional budget cuts this week as part of the $1.3 million it was asked to eliminate by President Mark Kennedy.
Ben Cherski, UND's all-time leading men's hockey goal-scorer, has died at the age of 87. Cherski was one of the program's best players in the early years, compiling 131 goals and 188 points between 1951-55. He was the school's first two-time All-American. He earned honors three times. Cherski remains the record-holder for career goals, hat tricks (17) and consecutive games with a goal (12). Cherski had been living in California, but frequently returned to Grand Forks for games.
In the beginning, there was only one picture. It hung just outside the UND women's hockey coaching offices, the lone artifact on Ralph Engelstad Arena's walls dedicated to the program. The photo actually had nothing to do with the program itself—it was an 18-by-24 inch framed action shot of the U.S. celebrating its 1998 Olympic women's hockey gold medal—but it was something to acknowledge women's hockey for the players and coaches.
Monti Knewtson ran 10 laps around the track at Choice Health and Fitness before playing in the North Dakota state girls tennis singles championship Saturday afternoon. She needed to do something to get rid of her nerves. After taking care of that, the West Fargo Sheyenne freshman settled in and won her first state singles title, beating rival and defending state champion Shaelyn Johnson of Grand Forks Red River 7-5, 6-1 in the championship match.
Gordon 'Ginny' Christian, one of UND's original hockey legends and a silver medalist on the 1956 Olympic team, died Friday, June 2, at the age of 89. Christian, a fixture at UND hockey games throughout his life, was one of the program's most influential players, helping vault it onto the national scene in just its second year of existence in 1948 with a stunning 6-5 upset over powerhouse Michigan. Christian had two goals in that game. He later played on two U.S. World Championship teams and the 1956 Olympic squad, which won silver in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy.
The high school girls state tennis title is back in Grand Forks. One year after losing a down-to-the-wire thriller to West Fargo Sheyenne, Grand Forks Red River regained its spot on top of the tennis perch with another dramatic finale between the same schools. Red River junior Brooke Kennelly and freshman Anna Caoili won the decisive match at No. 1 doubles in three sets to give the Roughriders a 3-2 victory over Sheyenne in Choice Health and Fitness.
Bob Martin had some concerns before last weekend's races. He was going to have to use a backup car. His No. 1 car was wrecked in the last corner of the last lap one week earlier. "It had only been four weeks, but you get used to something," Martin said of his main car. "I got used to that yellow car pretty quickly. I thought that would be the car for the rest of the year. Then, that happened. I had to go back to Old Reliable.
For more than a decade, the North Dakota state girls tennis tournament was a formality. It was only a matter of time before Grand Forks Red River was crowned champion, adding another year to its run of titles. That won't be the case today in Choice Health and Fitness. Red River and West Fargo Sheyenne, who have gone back-and-forth for the past two seasons, have provided the ultimate drama this spring and have potential to play a down-to-the-wire final.