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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The good news for the UND men's hockey team extends beyond the current four-game winning streak. Senior defenseman Joe Finley, the reigning plus-minus champion in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association, has been progressing enough that he may return to game action as soon as this weekend. Assistant coach Dane Jackson acknowledged Wednesday there's a possibility of Finley playing Friday night in an exhibition game against the U.S. Under-18 team. Finley has missed the last 16 games -- a span of more than two months -- because of a concussion.
The dead of winter is here. And like clockwork, there's a blizzard in Grand Forks and the UND men's hockey team is starting to roll. The Sioux won their fourth straight game Saturday night, using a balanced attack to skate by St.
During pre-game warmups, Mario Lamoureux slipped, fell and crashed into the boards right in front of UND's bench. His night ended much better. Lamoureux's first career goal capped the third straight win for the UND men's hockey team, a 3-2 win over St. Cloud State in Ralph Engelstad Arena on Friday night. Senior Ryan Martens had a pair of goals - both set up by junior Darcy Zajac - as the Sioux reached .500 for the first time this season.
Cal Marvin is the father of UND hockey and Ginny Christian was one of the first pioneers. They gave the program footing more than 60 years ago and watched multiple family members build on the legacy. The Marvins and Christians are two of the most prominent family names in Sioux hockey history, which will make this weekend's series one to watch. There will once again be a Marvin and a Christian on the ice together in Grand Forks. But they won't be playing for the Sioux. Aaron Marvin is a sophomore forward for St.
Q. What's the biggest adjustment you've had to make in transitioning to the college level? A. It's probably in the defensive zone. I feel like I'm making plays in the offensive zone and getting chances. I haven't been able to bury as many as I'd like, but that's going to come. In the defensive zone, in the past I was able to get away with not paying so much attention to the other team's offensive players and letting defensemen do the work getting the puck out of the zone. But now you need all three guys battling down low for the puck.
There's been plenty of trash talk going on this week preceding the UND-Bemidji State women's hockey series. It's of the friendly, family variety, though. When the Sioux step on the ice at 7:07 tonight in John S.
Last year, a group of UND men's hockey players went to the Wellness Center to play an intrasquad volleyball match. It quickly turned into the Matt Frattin Show. "He was definitely the sleeper pick," teammate Brent Davidson said. "He was spiking the ball all over the place.
Joe Finley was expected to be one of the top players for the UND men's hockey team this season. He decided against signing a pro contract in the offseason and returned to UND as an assistant captain, the reigning plus-minus champ in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association and as the program's first No. 1 NHL pick to stay in school all four seasons. But ever since the second week of the season, Finley has been out with one of the most frustrating injuries an athlete can deal with -- a concussion. There's no timetable for his return. There's no rehabilitation process.
Brian Idalski cringes when any UND women's hockey historical statistic is brought to his attention. He did so again this week when he was told that the Sioux are 0-20 all time against Minnesota, because most of that history happened before he took the head coaching position two years ago. Idalski and the Sioux want badly to get a win against perennial power Minnesota this weekend and maybe start a new streak. If that happens, it could spring a rivalry between these teams, much like the one on the men's side.
Monique and Jocelyne Lamoureux know they are putting their loved ones in a difficult position this weekend. The twins, whose father and two brothers played for UND, will come to Ralph Engelstad Arena in the uniform of UND's biggest rival, Minnesota. "I'm guessing my parents are going to have a little trouble going into the rink and cheering for the Gophers," Monique said. "We have friends who are coming to the game, too, who were obviously big Sioux fans growing up.