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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UND's captain is headed overseas. Ryan Duncan, who finished his brilliant college hockey career in March, has signed to play with the Salzburg Red Bulls in Austria for next season, his agent said today. Duncan will head to Austria in the summer to prepare for the season. "We were looking at some things here (in North America)," player agent Neil Sheehy said, "and he had a good experience going to the AHL at the end of the year, but he felt the best thing for his career was to go to Europe.
Every NCAA Division I men's and women's ice hockey team has scored high enough on the NCAA's Academic Progress Report (APR) to avoid penalties, such as loss of scholarships or postseason restrictions. A total of 177 teams in all sports fell below the NCAA's required score of 925 and will face some kind of penalty. The only UND teams graded are the men's and women's hockey teams, because they have been in Division I for more than four years, which is the time span considered by the APR. The APR measures graduation rates and academic eligibility. The Sioux men scored 943, while the women sco
Jamestown College is headed to the NAIA national baseball tournament, while Northland Community and Technical College heads to the regional on a roll. Both teams can thank former Grand Forks Central players, in large part, for their success. Alex Kreis and John Greicar have put together standout sophomore seasons at their respective schools. Kreis is the top pitcher for the Jimmies, who won the Dakota Athletic Conference championship on Sunday in Minot. The 6-foot-2, 230-pound right-hander leads Jamestown in innings pitched (37.2), wins (five), strikeouts (37) and earned-run average (3.16)
It has been 10 years since the UND men's hockey team didn't lose anyone early to the pros, and this offseason is starting to look eerily similar to 1999. Back then, a MacNaughton Cup champion team with eight seniors fell short of making the NCAA Frozen Four and watched its leading scorer, among others, graduate. The most likely candidate to leave school early that summer was 6-foot-3, 205-pound power forward Lee Goren. He decided to return to school and UND went on to win the national championship.
When Grand Forks Red River has lost softball games this season, one of the Roughriders' main problems has been their inability to score runs. The Roughriders took care of that issue early Friday and cruised to a 10-1 victory over Grand Forks Central in the first game between the rivals as sanctioned North Dakota High School Activities Association teams. Jessica Christenson went three-for-four with a triple, an RBI and two runs, while sophomore pitcher Rachel Koopman scattered 10 Central hits to help the Roughriders improve to 4-4 on the season. Central dropped to 1-6. Red River scored six
Bemidji State's application for admission into the Western Collegiate Hockey Association is on hold while the league actively searches for another school to apply along with the Beavers. The news, which BSU men's hockey coach Tom Serratore called the most positive the school has heard in a while, came Tuesday afternoon -- one day after BSU made a presentation before league personnel at the annual meetings in Florida. The Beavers are seeking conference affiliation because their league, College Hockey America, will disband after the 2009-10 season, leaving BSU's future in peril. The WCHA said
UND women's hockey coach Brian Idalski signed a two-year contract extension that will take him through the 2011-12 season. Idalski just completed his second year as head coach. He took over a program that went 3-31-2 and 0-27-1 in Western Collegiate Hockey Association and in two years led it to a school record in conference wins. "We are very pleased with the significant steps that coach Idalski has taken toward making the UND women's hockey one of the premier programs in the country.
Right after Jason Elam made a 30-yard field goal in overtime to give the Denver Broncos a win over the Minnesota Vikings, Jim Kleinsasser ran straight to the Broncos sidelines on a mission. He wanted to round up a pair of Broncos players. "In that game, UND was the most represented team of any college," the Vikings tight end said. "So I made sure to grab Chris Kuper and Chad Mustard and get a picture with them in our gear. I thought that was really cool.
A portion of the NHL wall that resides in the basement of Ralph Engelstad Arena is dedicated to those who have won major NHL awards. Although it has only been up for a year, Zach Parise might force arena officials to make some changes to it. Parise, who played at UND from 2002-04, is one of three finalists for the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy, which goes to the most gentlemanly player in the NHL. The other finalists are Tampa Bay Lightning forward Martin St.
The UND men's hockey team followed a similar pattern during Dave Hakstol's first four years as head coach: Make the NCAA Frozen Four and wait to see which underclassmen turn pro during the offseason. Bemidji State is now going through the same thing. A week after the Beavers made their first trip to the Frozen Four, sophomore goalie Matt Dalton signed a free-agent contract with the Boston Bruins, giving up his final two years of collegiate eligibility. "It's a good situation for Matt," Bemidji State coach Tom Serratore said.