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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ST. PAUL -- The UND men's hockey is heading home with two more losses at a neutral-site tournament. It has one week to regroup and figure out how not to do the same thing when it really counts next weekend. Wisconsin's 4-1 win over the Sioux in the third-place game of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association Final Five dropped UND's record to 0-6 in tournaments this season, with previous back-to-back losses coming at Boston's Ice Breaker Invitational and Detroit's Great Lakes Invitational. The outcomes weren't any different in the league's premier showcase in the Xcel Energy Center.
ST. PAUL -- Under the current format, nobody in 16 years had been able to go from the play-in game at the Western Collegiate Hockey Final Five to a Broadmoor Trophy championship. Alex Stalock proved that a dominant goaltender is capable of doing anything in the playoffs, though. Stalock stopped 20 shots and carried Minnesota-Duluth to a 4-0 win over Denver in the championship game of the WCHA Final Five, giving Duluth its first Broadmoor Trophy since 1985. It was the second straight shutout for the goalie from South St.
Joe Finley spent half the season with nothing to do and all the time in the world to think. Unable to even exercise because of post-concussive syndrome, the result of a hit during the first game of the season, the question surely entered his mind. Should he have signed an NHL contract instead of returning to UND for his senior year? As Finley and his teammates prepared for the Western Collegiate Hockey Association Final Five this week, the hulking defenseman shared his conclusion to the burning question. "I wouldn't trade this year for anything," said Finley, who helped UND win its first l
ST. PAUL -- There's only one team in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association that has a winning record against UND this season. And the Sioux will have a chance to even things up tonight. Minnesota-Duluth's 2-1 win against Minnesota on Thursday in the WCHA Final Five quarterfinals sets up a semifinal game between the Sioux and Bulldogs at 7:07 tonight. Duluth beat and tied UND in the Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center in mid-November. It's the only two-game series of the season that UND has failed to earn a win.
ST. PAUL -- Jacques Lamoureux overcame bouts with depression and thoughts of suicide. So, becoming one of the top players in college hockey has felt like a breeze. Five years after undergoing treatments for depression, three years after being initially denied admission to the Air Force Academy because of that, and two years after scoring just one goal at Northern Michigan, Lamoureux is a Hobey Baker Memorial Award finalist. The announcement of college hockey's top 10 players came Thursday afternoon in the RiverCentre in St.
From the start, the Western Collegiate Hockey Association has awarded its automatic bid to the NCAA tournament to the Final Five winner. It may actually matter this season. Three of the teams in St. Paul are on the bubble and trying to play their way into an NCAA bid. Minnesota, Minnesota-Duluth and Wisconsin are all pinning their hopes on this weekend's tournament in the Xcel Energy Center. The loser of tonight's quarterfinal game between the Gophers and the Bulldogs will be resigned to sitting back and hoping a lot of things go its way the rest of the weekend.
Ryan Duncan played in Ralph Engelstad Arena for the final time in his remarkable career Saturday night. He left the perfect lasting memory. First, Duncan scored two goals and added an assist to lead UND to a 4-3 win over Michigan Tech, clinching the first-round Western Collegiate Hockey Association series and a spot at next week's Final Five. Then, the senior captain accepted the MacNaughton Cup from league commissioner Bruce McLeod in front of a roaring, sold out Ralph Engelstad Arena. UND officially won the trophy last weekend in Wisconsin, but didn't get to accept it until Saturday nigh
The occupants of Walsh Hall in 2005 admit that they had plenty of adventures in the north-side dormitory. "If I could send the (resident assistants) each a direct letter of apology, I would, no question," UND coach Dave Hakstol joked. "What a time that must have been. Can you imagine 13 guys who got along so well living together? I'm a little jealous of how much fun that year must have been, knowing all of the goofy things that go on.
Q. Your line with Darcy Zajac and Ryan Martens hasn't changed at all in the second half of the year. Why have you been able to stick together? A. I think we just compliment each other well. We all bring different things to the table. We really compliment each other's styles of games. We know where guys are going to be and we know what to expect from each other. Over time, we built some chemistry. We've stayed pretty fresh, too. We haven't got complacent with each other and sometimes that can happen. But we've stayed fresh.
No. 10 Michigan Tech at No. 1 UND When: 7:37 tonight, 7:07 p.m. Saturday, 7:07 p.m. Sunday (if necessary). Where: Ralph Engelstad Arena, Grand Forks. Records: UND 22-12-4 (17-7-4 WCHA); Michigan Tech 6-23-7 (2-19-7). Season series: Tied 1-1-1.