Brad Elliott Schlossman
Schlossman is in his 13th 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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MADISON, Wis.—A sign was taped to the entrance of LaBahn Arena on Saturday afternoon that said: "SOLD OUT." Technically, it was oversold. The University of Wisconsin issued extra tickets for its series between the No. 1 Badgers and No. 3 Ohio State to get as many people in the building as possible. If they could find a seat of a no-show, great. If they couldn't, they were able to stand at the railing that wraps around the 2,273-seat arena that opened five years ago in downtown Madison.
MADISON, Wis.—Brad Berry had plenty of reasons to be satisfied with Saturday night's 2-2 tie against rival Wisconsin in the Kohl Center. For starters, his team finished the weekend unbeaten on the road against a top 10-ranked team in the country—and he did it without starting goalie Cam Johnson, who sustained a freak injury during morning skate Friday.
UND 2, Wisconsin 2 The story: UND's Shane Gersich scored the game-tying goal with 5:12 remaining to help UND grab a 2-2 tie with Wisconsin and leave Madison with a win and a tie. Peter Thome stopped 22 shots in his second game playing for injured starter Cam Johnson. Three stars: 1. Gersich, UND, game-tying goal; 2. Jason Dhooghe, UW, goal; 3. Collin Adams, UND, goal.
MADISON, Wis.—Peter Thome found out at about 11:30 a.m. Friday morning that he would be making his first collegiate start in the Kohl Center. UND's starting goaltender Cam Johnson suffered an undisclosed injury during the team's morning skate and was ruled out for the weekend rivalry series against Wisconsin.
UND 3, Wisconsin 2 The story: UND goalie Cam Johnson, who started 75 of the last 78 games, was injured Friday morning and was unable to play. Peter Thome made his first start for the Fighting Hawks and stopped 36 of 38. Thome stopped 36 of 37 after allowing a goal on the first shot he faced. Nick Jones scored the game-winning goal for UND with 8:56 to go on the power play.
MADISON, Wis. -- UND senior goaltender Cam Johnson, who has started 75 of the program's last 78 games going back to November of his sophomore season, sustained an undisclosed injury during Friday's morning skate and is unable to play the series opener against the University of Wisconsin. Instead, freshman Peter Thome will make his first-career start at 7 p.m. tonight in the Kohl Center. Johnson started the final 30 games of UND's 2015-16 NCAA national championship season. He started 37 of 40 games last season and has started all eight so far this season.
Friday, Nov. 3, 2017 No. 4 UND at No. 7 Wisconsin When: 7 p.m. tonight, 7 p.m. Saturday. Where: Kohl Center, Madison, Wis. TV: FCS Atlantic on Friday; FCS Pacific on Saturday. Radio: The Fox (96.1 FM). Webcast: btn2go.com. Live blog: undhockey.areavoices.com. Team stats UND Scoring 24 Christian Wolanin jr d 3-5--8 16 Grant Mismash fr f 3-4--7 22 Rhett Gardner jr f 2-4--6 19 Shane Gersich jr f 2-3--5 8 Nick Jones jr f 2-2--4 6 Colton Poolman so d 1-3--4
Q. What's your favorite arena on the road? A. I'm a fan of playing at the Bulldogs' rink. It's a fun atmosphere, so I like playing there. Q. What does Grand Forks most need to get? A. I think it needs to get a Chipotle. I think a lot of people would agree with that one. Q. Who is the best player you've ever played against? A. That's a tough one. I have to think hard about that one... I didn't play too much against him, but at practices, Josh Archibald. Q. What's your favorite hockey movie? A. Youngblood.
MADISON, Wis.—The bus pulled into the Kohl Center on Thursday morning through the loading dock. The UND men's hockey players hopped out, tossed their hockey bags in the locker room and walked down the tunnel that leads to the ice rink. They gazed at the expansive venue that seats more than 15,000 people—the second-largest rink in college hockey—and took in their surroundings. It was a good idea: For nearly every player on the roster, this will be the only trip to the Kohl Center in their college hockey careers.
Larry Mismash's phone rang at home in Hoyt Lakes, Minn. He picked it up, but didn't recognize the voice on the other end. "Mismash, that you?" "Yes," he answered. "You won't believe who this is. It's Jay LaDue." "What the heck?" Mismash exclaimed. The 1959 Minnesota Business College classmates and basketball teammates hadn't spoken in roughly three decades. But LaDue was at a rink in the Twin Cities a couple of years ago and saw a hockey player with the name "Mismash" on the back of his jersey.