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's seniors huddled in the middle of the court, arms locked around each other's necks. Some wiped tears from their face. Others didn't bother to try. After defeating Northern Colorado 25-19, 25-19, 23-25, 25-19 on Saturday afternoon at the Betty Engelstad Sioux Center, realization set in that they had just played their final home game. "I think it's pretty cool that we got to win in front of our home crowd in our last game in The Betty," said senior standout Faith Dooley, whose class won their 100th-career game. "I love playing in front of these guys."
There may be one downside to Nick Jones. UND doesn't get to have him for four years. "But you know what?" UND coach Brad Berry said. "We'll make the most of the two we have, right?" Apparently so. Jones continued the impressive start to his UND career by scoring a pair of goals, drawing a power play that created a third goal and leading the Fighting Hawks to a 4-1 win over Miami on Friday night in Ralph Engelstad Arena.
UND 4, Miami 1 The story: After only generating four shots on goal in the first period -- and just one at even strength -- UND scored three times in the second period. Nick Jones scored twice and drew the power play that created the third goal. Three stars: 1. Nick Jones, UND, 2 goals; 2. Peter Thome, UND, xx saves; 3. Grant Mismash, UND, goal, assist.
MIAMI AT NO. 2 UND When: 7:37 tonight, 7:07 p.m. Saturday. Where: Ralph Engelstad Arena (tickets available). TV: Midco Sports Network. Radio: The Fox (96.1 FM). Webcast: NCHC.tv. Live blog: undhockey.areavoices.com. TEAM STATS North Dakota
Q. What has been your favorite road venue to play in? A. Can I say playoffs? Probably the playoffs when we went to Fargo. Q. What is the one thing Grand Forks needs to get? A. It needs to get a Chipotle. Q. Who is the best player you've ever played against? A. I thought Will Butcher was pretty good last year for Denver. He was tough to play against. Q. What's your favorite hockey movie? A. Miracle. Q. Is a hot dog a sandwich? A. No. Q. What's the first concert you ever attended?
Miami coach Rico Blasi was still waiting for a decision from star defenseman Louie Belpedio on whether he was going to sign with the Minnesota Wild or return for his senior season when the RedHawks started spring workouts. But Blasi saw a sign. Belpedio was going all-in on the physically and mentally exhausting workouts with the team. "I thought, boy, this is a lot of work for a guy who isn't going to be here. I think he might stay," Blasi said. Sure enough, he did.
Jeff Dodson distinctly remembers Andrew Thome's first-career start. It came at national baseball power Wichita State, which had gone to seven College World Series and won an NCAA national championship under legendary coach Gene Stephenson, who sat in the opposing dugout. Thome was a young, freshman pitcher from St. Cloud.
The UND men's basketball team traveled to Hawaii on Tuesday -- in style. The team sported Hawaiian shirts, shorts, sunglasses, hats and Hawaiian Leis around their necks as they made the trip to the 50th state. The Fighting Hawks drove to Winnipeg and flew through Calgary and Vancouver en route to Hawaii. They arrived at about 2:40 a.m. Central time. UND opens the season at 8:30 p.m. Central on Friday against Troy in the Outrigger Resorts Rainbow Classic. The Fighting Hawks will take on Hawaii at 9 p.m. Sunday and Arkansas-Pine Bluff at 8:30 p.m. Monday.
Since the beginning of last season, half of the National Collegiate Hockey Conference has spent time at No. 1 in the national rankings. That officially became the case when 7-0 St. Cloud State reached the top of the USCHO poll Monday morning. Denver, Minnesota Duluth and North Dakota also have been No. 1 during that span—but virtually nobody else.
UND moved up to No. 2 in this week's USCHO national poll after earning a win and a tie at Wisconsin. The Fighting Hawks beat the Badgers 3-2 on Friday night and tied 2-2 in the series finale at the Kohl Center. This week's USCHO poll was released this morning. UND’s spot: UND (6-2-2) jumped up two spots to No. 2 after earning a win and a tie against Wisconsin in the Kohl Center. The Badgers remained at No. 7.