Brad Elliott Schlossman
Schlossman is in his 13th year covering college hockey for the Herald. In 2016 and 2018, he was named the top beat writer in the country by the Associated Press Sports Editors. He also was the NCHC's inaugural Media Excellence Award winner in 2018. Schlossman 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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Dave Tippett led the Dallas Stars to a pair of division titles and playoff berths in five of six seasons as head coach. It's no surprise he was the first guy on the Phoenix Coyotes' list to call after Wayne Gretzky resigned Thursday. The former Sioux forward, who was let go as Dallas head coach earlier this summer, has signed on to take over the team in the desert that hasn't seen the playoffs since 2002. Tippett was introduced at a news conference, sitting alongside Phoenix general manager Don Maloney and Coyotes captain Shane Doan. "I'm very excited," Tippett said.
Dave Tippett led the Dallas Stars to a pair of division titles and playoff berths in five of six seasons as head coach. It's no surprise he was the first guy on the Phoenix Coyotes' list to call after Wayne Gretzky resigned on Thursday. The former Sioux forward, who was let go as Dallas head coach earlier this summer, has signed on to take over the team in the desert that hasn't seen the playoffs since 2002. Tippett was introduced at a news conference, sitting alongside Phoenix general manager Don Maloney and Coyotes captain Shane Doan. "I'm very excited," Tippett said.
Brock Nelson grew up admiring his uncles, Dave and Eddie Christian. So, when it came time to pick a college, the Warroad (Minn.) High standout followed their paths. Nelson, a high school senior and a standout hockey forward, has verbally committed to UND for either the fall of 2010 or 2011. "I've always followed them," Nelson said of the Sioux. "My uncles played there and they've always been my favorite." Nelson said he also was considering Bemidji State and Nebraska-Omaha. At 6-foot-4, 185 pounds, Nelson has great size to go along with a strong skill set.
The racing season ended on Friday night in River Cities Speedway the same way it began in the spring. Grand Forks driver Mark Dobmeier once again blew away the field and grabbed the checkered flag in the 25-lap sprint feature. The track's season points champion started eighth and worked his way to second in just three laps, trailing only pole-sitter Ryan Wilson. After a restart on the fifth lap, Dobmeier blew past Wilson on the inside of turn two. One caution flag, a restart and lapped traffic were hardly a problem for Dobmeier in the final 20 laps.
Sports Illustrated is in Grand Forks working on a story on Grand Forks' Lamoureux twins. Writer Gary Smith has spent time with Monique and Jocelyne Lamoureux, their family, UND women's hockey coach Brian Idalski and people in the Grand Forks community this week. The angle of the story and the publication date are unknown. The Lamoureux twins, who will be sophomores at UND next season, are in line to make the 2010 U.S. Olympic team that will compete in Vancouver in February. They recently were named to the 23-person national team and helped the Americans win gold at the Canada Cup.
The UND football and basketball teams will be on television a lot more often this year. The school announced the 2009-10 Fighting Sioux Sports Network schedule on Thursday and it includes four football games and 12 basketball games. It is a major increase from last year, when only one football game and one men's basketball game made it on TV. "It was vital that we significantly increase our programming to give regional coverage to football and men's and women's basketball," UND athletic director Brian Faison said.
Brad Seng has been able to win several big races this summer. His four late model feature wins at River Cities Speedway came in the opener, the first World of Outlaws sprint race, the mid-season track championship and last weekend's season track championship. But there's a race coming up he'd like to win more than any of them. The third annual John Seitz Memorial Late Model Invitational is a week away. The $9,200-to-win race is dedicated to Seitz, the late driver who was well liked in the region.
Only two players in the NHL had more than 200 hits and 160 blocked shots last year. These two players also racked up 100-plus penalty minutes and combined for 11 fights. Forwards in Ralph Engelstad Arena this week, beware. NHL alternate captains Matt Greene and Mike Commodore are both scheduled to be in Grand Forks this week participating in Brad Berry's pro camp.
When Chay Genoway was a freshman, the UND men's hockey team lost seven of eight games heading to Christmas break. A core group of leaders kept the team together and enabled the Sioux to go on a run -- losing just one of 18 games during the second half -- that led to the NCAA Frozen Four. The next two years of his career, different sets of leaders allowed the Sioux to battle through first-half adversity and have successful seasons.
A back room in the basement of Ralph Engelstad Arena -- previously filled with boxes -- now has been converted into an elite hockey training facility for area players. Running the show is an eight-year NHL veteran who coached at both the college and professional level and a former Sioux player who spent two years in the pros. Brad Berry and Erik Fabian proudly showed off The Hockey Academy in Ralph Engelstad Arena on Thursday during the grand opening. The highlight of the show was the new skating treadmill, which is surrounded by synthetic ice, giving players the chance to work on their ska