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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One of the most electrifying players in college hockey is on his way to the NHL. As expected, UND junior T.J. Oshie signed a three-year deal with the St. Louis Blues today, giving up his final year of college eligibility. Oshie, who declined to sign with the Blues last summer, could make as much as $850,000 annually with an $85,000 signing bonus. Incentives could put his contract over a $1 million annually. "I have decided to pursue my dream of playing in the NHL next season," Oshie said.
Cold temperatures, rain and nearly 30 mph winds provided bad conditions for area athletes to grab state-qualifying times at the Last Chance Invitational on Monday afternoon. But Grand Forks Red River senior Jake Greenlees has reason to believe he will eventually grab a spot at state in the 200 meters, which has eluded him all season. Greenlees ran his fastest time of the year in the 200 at Cushman Field, in spite of the poor conditions. His time of 23.34 seconds was a tenth-of-a-second shy of earning a qualifying time.
UND junior forward T.J. Oshie and the St. Louis Blues are in negotiations and a contract could be done within 48 hours, sources say. As of late Monday night, no deal was signed, however. Oshie, a first-round pick of the Blues in 2005, could make as much as $850,000 per year and an $85,000 signing bonus. Other performance bonuses could double his annual salary. The former Warroad (Minn.) High School star declined to sign an offer from St.
Forty-one years later, Roger Bamburak remembers the play precisely. It started with teammate Bob Munro carrying the puck to the right side of the net. Munro pulled the goaltender over to the post and fed Bamburak on the left side. "I still see that wide-open net today," said Bamburak, the former UND men's hockey standout. "All I had to do was flip it up. I think if I scored that goal we would have went on to win the game." Bamburak slid the puck along the ice, though, and Cornell goaltender Ken Dryden reached out and robbed the Sioux sophomore.
UND standout forward T.J. Oshie and the St. Louis Blues are in negotiations and a contract could be done within 48 hours, sources say. As of late Monday night, no deal was signed, though. Oshie, a first-round pick of the Blues in 2005, could make as much as $850,000 per year and an $85,000 signing bonus. Other performance bonuses could double his annual salary. The former Warroad (Minn.) High School star declined to sign an offer from St.
Sara Wolfe is beginning to enjoy trips to Grand Forks. The Nebraska-Omaha senior golfer, who hadn't broken 80 yet this spring, set a school record by shooting a 1-under 71 on the opening day of the NCAA North Region tournament Monday. Wolfe had five birdies en route to a personal-best score and a three-shot lead at King's Walk Golf Course, the same place she won her first collegiate meet this fall. "Sarah really lit it up," Omaha coach Tim Nelson said. "She had a great round. It's hard to explain how well she played. She hit the ball really well and she putted well.
They are the NCAA North Region hosts and the defending champion. Hopefully, UND women's golf coach Dan Frei says, that will equate to a second straight trip to the NCAA national tournament. The six-team regional tournament begins at 8 a.m. today at King's Walk Golf Course in Grand Forks. The top two teams at the end of the three-day tournament earn a trip to Houston and the nationals. For the Sioux, this is their last chance to make the Division II national tournament.
Western Collegiate Hockey Association coaches, who watched scoring plummet to a record low for the fourth consecutive season, hope a solution isn't far away. During last weekend's American Hockey Coaches Association meetings in Florida, coaches expressed their interest in a two-referee system and tighter calls when it comes to obstruction. They hope that will lead to faster-paced, higher-scoring games. The end result of the talks won't be known for another month, when the NCAA rules committee meets and decides on what changes to make for the upcoming season.
Saturday was a day of opportunities at Cushman Field. It was an opportunity for Grand Forks track and field athletes, a month into the season, to compete at home for the first time. It was an opportunity for younger Grand Forks Red River girls to play big roles as the juniors and seniors spent the day preparing for prom. It was an opportunity for Grand Forks Central freshman Rebecca Fee, normally a middle distance runner, to show what she can do in sprints. And it was an opportunity for Central's Kari Novotny to again assert herself as one of the best pole vaulters in the region. "I think
There was a time not long ago when a player would verbally commit to a college hockey program, and soon after he would be pressured by other coaches to rethink it. "Yeah that happened. Absolutely.