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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ST. PAUL -- Minnesota coach Don Lucia said the best news Friday was that senior forward Tom Pohl was going home from the hospital. Minnesota's 2-1 overtime win over top-seeded Colorado College in the semifinals of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association's Final Five was icing on the cake. Freshman Mike Hoeffel scored both goals for the Gophers, who have won a season-high four straight games and advanced to the conference championship. The Gophers play Denver at 7:07 tonight for the Broadmoor Trophy.
ST. PAUL -- The recent rivalry all started three years ago in a game similar to today's matchup. It was UND and Denver, playing in a Friday afternoon, Western Collegiate Hockey Association Final Five semifinal in the Xcel Energy Center. That's when Denver's Geoff Paukovich sent Sioux defenseman Robbie Bina into the boards with a devastating hit that left Bina with a broken neck. Three years later, Bina is healthy again and performing well for the Sioux. But the rivalry hasn't died down much. There have been a few incidents this season that have made sure of that. T.J.
ST. PAUL -- En route to winning the Hobey Baker Award last year, Ryan Duncan frequently said that several of his UND teammates could be in his position. This season, two of them are. Senior goaltender Jean-Philippe Lamoureux and junior forward T.J. Oshie are two of the 10 finalists for the award, the committee announced Thursday at the RiverCentre in St. Paul. It is just the second time ever that two Sioux players are among the finalists.
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota pulled out a third straight dramatic win. And this time, the Gophers didn't even need overtime. Mike Howe scored with 12.7 seconds left to give Minnesota a 3-2 victory against St.
ST. PAUL -- UND has a pair of Hobey hopefuls. Senior goaltender Jean-Philippe Lamoureux and junior forward T.J. Oshie are two of 10 finalists for the Hobey Baker Award, the committee announced today in St. Paul. It is the second straight year UND has had a finalist. Last year, forward Ryan Duncan won the award, which goes to college hockey's top player.
ST. PAUL -- UND junior forward T.J. Oshie and junior defenseman Taylor Chorney were named first-team all-Western Collegiate Hockey Association this afternoon. Forward Ryan Duncan, defenseman Chay Genoway and goaltender Jean-Philippe Lamoureux are second-team picks. Defenseman Robbie Bina is a third-team pick. For a complete awards listing, visit the Herald's hockey blog at http://www.areavoices.com/undhockey/?blog=23678
ST. PAUL -- Jean-Philippe Lamoureux is set to break UND's single-season school record in save percentage. Alex Kangas is set to break Minnesota's single-season record for goals-against average and save percentage. Richard Bachman is on pace to set Colorado College's single-season record for goals-against average and save percentage. St. Cloud State's Jase Weslosky has a considerably better goals-against average and save percentage than his predecessor, Hobey Baker Award finalist Bobby Goepfert, ever had.
Once again, the final seconds were hairy. But this time, the UND men's hockey team held on, and the Mustached Men are headed to St. Paul. The Sioux staved off a furious onslaught by Michigan Tech in the final seconds to earn a 2-1 win, lifting UND in the decisive third game of the first-round Western Collegiate Hockey Association playoff series in Ralph Engelstad Arena. The finish was reminiscent to the game a night earlier, when the Huskies got a fortunate bounce to score a game-tying goal with 5.5 seconds left.
A month ago, Bryce Christianson was playing junior hockey in a small, British Columbia town. The 21-year-old goaltender was picked up by Alaska-Anchorage during Christmas break; and when he made his first collegiate start Friday night, an old buddy was there to welcome him. Childhood friend and Anchorage native Evan Trupp scored a highlight-reel, game-winning goal on Christianson to help lift UND to a 3-1 win over the Seawolves in front of 11,549 in Ralph Engelstad Arena.