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. Cloud Times writer Kevin Allenspach has covered St. Cloud State since it became a Division I program in the 1990s. He answered four questions about the Huskies and this upcoming series. Q. Ryan Lasch came to Grand Forks in December in a goal drought (two goals in 17 games). He now has nine goals in nine games. Any big reasons for the outburst? A. He's taking more shots, for one thing. Lasch has always maintained he likes to be a passer first, but it didn't do his ego any good as a returning Hobey Baker finalist to go through the worst goal drought of his career in the first half.
The UND men's hockey team is unbeaten in eight games, has lost only twice since December and sits just one point out of first place in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association. Still, if the NCAA tournament started today, the Sioux wouldn't be in it. The battle to get into one of those top 12 or 13 spots in the PairWise Rankings (UND is 14th) continues this weekend with a series at St. Cloud State and it probably won't be settled until the playoffs. The WCHA's nonconference winning percentage of .625 is weak by normal standards.
Q. Do you feel like your goals against Minnesota will open the floodgates after scoring three in your first 20 games? A. I'm hoping so. It was nice to get a couple . . . and hopefully it will keep going. Vande (Chris VandeVelde) made a real nice play on the goal Friday night and on Saturday, (David) Toews got me into a good shooting position and it went well from there. Q. Why do you feel your line with Toews and Brad Malone has had success? A. I think we're playing real physical, making the other team turn over the puck. And we're making some good plays when we get the chance.
The demise of College Hockey America has been inevitable for a couple of years now, but the writing is finally on the wall. Two of the four teams currently in the league -- Robert Morris and Niagara -- will join At-lantic Hockey beginning in 2010-11. That means Bemidji State and Alabama-Huntsville are orphans desperately searching for a home. Bemidji State has said it will apply for membership in the WCHA.
UND players found out early this season that all it takes is some friendly prodding and a few goals. Then they get to see Brad Eidsness throw his stick and a water bottle in what they call one of his tantrums. They aren't easy to come by these days, though. The freshman goalie is settling in at UND and quietly moving toward the top of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association statistical categories. Eidsness leads the league in winning percentage with a .719 mark (10-3-3), ranks second in goals-against average (2.41) and third in save percentage (.912) in WCHA games. He ranks ahead of bot
The University of Denver has now suspended hockey coach George Gwozdecky for one game for communicating with his team via headset after his ejection Saturday night in Ralph Engelstad Arena. This announcement comes a day after Denver leveled a verbal reprimand -- but no suspension -- for Gwozdecky's unusual behavior in the 2-2 tie against UND. The coach was ejected during the second period after he stood on the dasher boards and flailed his arms at referee Todd Anderson, protesting a couple of non-calls. Upon learning of his ejection, Gwozdecky jumped over the boards and walked across the ic
This fall, UND brought in a player from suburban Calgary who was recognized as the top goalie in the Alberta Junior Hockey League. Brad Eidsness has worked out well, so why not try again? The Sioux have landed another goalie from suburban Calgary, one who is leading the AJHL in save percentage. Aaron Dell, a 19-year-old native of Airdrie, Alta., will come to UND next season to replace graduating Aaron Walski on the roster. The 6-foot, 185-pound, left-hand catching Dell has emerged into one of the AJHL's best this season as a member of the Calgary Canucks.
By Brad Schlossman Herald Staff Writer University of Denver hockey coach George Gwozdecky will not be suspended for his unusual behavior Saturday night in Ralph Engelstad Arena. The Western Collegiate Hockey Association said Monday that it was satisfied with a verbal reprimand issued by the school earlier in the day and that the league considered the matter closed. Gwozdecky was ejected during the second period of Denver's 2-2 tie with UND for protesting a couple of noncalls.
For the last decade, there has been much debate over who is the greatest active American hockey player. Three names always seem to rise to the top -- Chris Chelios, Mike Modano and Brett Hull. But as those players age into their 40s and beyond, the question has been reopened with the younger generation in mind. And, at least for now, most in the hockey world will tell you there is no longer a debate. Former UND standout Zach Parise, who will play in his first NHL All-Star game today (5 p.m.
Denver coach George Gwozdecky was gone midway through Saturday night's game, but his team's lead in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association is not. Another wild night in Ralph Engelstad Arena resulted in a 2-2 tie that kept the Pioneers one point ahead of UND in league standings. The strangest portion of the evening occurred midway through the second period, when Gwozdecky was ejected by referee Todd Anderson. It appeared that a Brett Hextall check near the Denver bench set off Gwozdecky, although he wouldn't confirm it.