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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Andrew Towne reached the top of a rocky ascent Thursday and got his first look at the highest camp on Mount Everest. Tents were shredded. Tent poles were snapped. Human waste was smattered on the snow. Oxygen bottles were strewn across the rocky terrain of Camp IV, where climbers get their last bit of rest before making a push to the summit. A violent wind storm had come the night before and decimated the camp.
Former UND forward Carter Rowney will play for the Stanley Cup. Rowney’s Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Ottawa Senators in double overtime of Game 7 in the Eastern Conference Final on Thursday night to clinch a trip to the Stanley Cup Final. The Penguins will take on Nashville beginning Monday night. To read the full story, click here .
It was the day after Carter Rowney's wedding last August, when former UND hockey teammates Joe Gleason and Andrew MacWilliam figured out they booked their return trips home for the wrong day. They were stuck in Kelowna, B.C., for one more night with no place to stay, because their group had vacated their rental. Rowney heard about the dilemma. "Why don't you guys just stay with us in the guest house?" Rowney suggested.
Andrew Towne has reached the top of the world. The 2000 Grand Forks Central graduate summited Mount Everest late Wednesday night, International Mountain Guides confirmed, completing his quest to reach the highest point on all seven of the world's continents. Towne, climbing in a group of 25 people including 15 Nepalese sherpas, reached the mountain's peak of 29,035 feet before noon local time. By summiting Everest, Towne joined the rare club of climbers who have completed the Seven Summits.
UND has landed a highly touted Canadian prospect. Forward Ethan Bowen gave a verbal commitment Wednesday to play junior hockey for the Chilliwack Chiefs in the British Columbia Hockey League and to play college hockey at UND beginning in 2020-21. Bowen was a high pick in the Western Hockey League bantam draft -- those who play in the WHL are ineligible for college -- but Bowen has opted for the college route.
GRAND FORKS—It was the day after Carter Rowney's wedding last August, when former University of North Dakota hockey teammates Joe Gleason and Andrew MacWilliam figured out they booked their return trips home for the wrong day. They were stuck in Kelowna, B.C., for one more night with no place to stay, because their group had vacated their rental. Rowney heard about the dilemma. "Why don't you guys just stay with us in the guest house?" Rowney suggested.
Roughly 60 youth swimmers sat in the bleachers at Hyslop Sports Center's pool Saturday and listened to four-time Olympic gold medalist Anthony Ervin, who currently holds the title as the fastest swimmer in the world as the Olympic 50 freestyle champion, talk about his winding career.
The fastest swimmer in the world will be in Grand Forks on Saturday. Anthony Ervin, who earned that distinction by winning the gold medal in the 50 freestyle at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympics, will speak to youth swimmers at Hyslop Sports Center on Saturday morning. The event is being hosted by the Red River Valley Wahoo Swim Team and Mutual of Omaha. Ervin is expected to tell stories about their Olympic experience, teach the young athletes how to overcome adversity and even jump in the pool and give some instruction.
At age 50, Steve Johnson was still setting hockey records at UND. The former national champion forward, Hrkac Circus line member and Hobey Baker Award finalist added another distinction to his storied hockey career last spring. When UND won the NCAA national championship, he and his son, Luke, became the first father-son combination, at any school, to both win NCAA national titles. On Wednesday, Johnson achieved yet another feat as he was named to the UND Athletics Hall of Fame.
Tucker Poolman's three years at UND were plenty busy. He won two Penrose Cups, an NCAA national championship was named a first-team All-American, the National Collegiate Hockey Conference defensive defenseman of the year and received an NHL contract from the Winnipeg Jets. Behind the scenes, Poolman was busy adding another title to his resume: college graduate. Despite only being a full-time student at UND for three years, Poolman will walk across the stage at the Alerus Center on Saturday afternoon, earning his degree in business economics.