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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DULUTH -- Fans were kept waiting on three occasions Friday night in the Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center. And even after the broken glass panel was fixed, the injured player left the ice and the scrum was sorted out, they were forced to wait another day for a winner. UND and Minnesota-Duluth skated to a 2-2 tie in their Western Collegiate Hockey Association series opener. Duluth defenseman Josh Meyers scored the game-tying goal with 1 minute, 30 seconds left on a strange play and that's how the game concluded. Meyers' shot from the inside of the left circle deflected off of forec
A couple of years ago, UND women's hockey players said there was a certain distaste for Minnesota-Duluth and that a rivalry was blossoming. Someday, second-year coach Brian Idalski hopes, that actually will be the case. The Sioux are traveling to Duluth to play the defending national champions in a Saturday-Sunday series in the Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center. It will be another chance for the Sioux to see how they match up with one of the country's elite teams.
Q. We know about your brother, Matt, who played here from 2001-05, but do you have any other siblings? A. Yeah, I have four brothers. I have a brother who is in between Matt and I. He's 10 months older than I am. His name is Kevin. Then I have two younger brothers, Brett and Tyler, who are 14 and 13. Q. Are they all hockey players? A. Brett and Tyler are. Kevin plays rugby. He started playing hockey, but he loves the contact of football. He played football and wrestling in high school. Now he plays rugby at Purdue.
Coach Dave Hakstol has been dropping hints for a couple of weeks now. His UND men's hockey team may have a 4-6 record and skating without a two-game sweep this season, but he believes they aren't far from playing at a level that undoubtedly will produce results the program craves. "We're real close," Hakstol said. "I said it a couple of weeks ago and I'll say it again. "We want guys to be consistent on a daily basis. That's something we're striving for." The Sioux open a two-game series at 7:37 tonight against Minnesota-Duluth at the 5,333-seat Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center.
Friday's scores were not a misprint. Massachusetts blew out No. 1 Boston University. Minnesota State-Mankato beat No. 3 Colorado College. St. Cloud State beat No. 4 Denver; Merrimack tied No. 5 Boston College and UMass-Lowell hammered No. 6 New Hampshire by five goals. The second-ranked Minnesota Gophers had fateful Friday off, but they tied Michigan Tech in their weekend opener Saturday. Welcome to the wild world that college hockey has become. For a couple of years, coaches have been telling everyone that nothing is for certain in the sport.
UND men's hockey players were rattled on Saturday morning, and they responded Saturday night. With key forwards Andrew Kozek and Evan Trupp watching from the stands, a pair of Sioux forwards broke long goal droughts in leading UND to a 3-1 win over Alaska-Anchorage in Ralph Engelstad Arena. Matt Frattin snapped a 14-game drought with a goal in the first period and Brad Malone scored for the first time in 33 games to help UND gain a split against the Seawolves. Those efforts, combined with a 23-save performance by Brad Eidsness and a game-winning goal by Brett Hextall midway through the thir
For those who hadn't either fallen asleep or exited Ralph Engelstad Arena, UND put on a show in the final minutes by frantically trying to rally against Alaska-Anchorage. It didn't do a lot of good, though.
Q. Coach Dave Hakstol says you've possibly been the most reliable forward on the ice this season. What's been the difference for you? A. I think it's been my speed on the ice. Every year, I've tried to improve on that. I think I made a big stride over the summer compared to the summers before my freshman and sophomore seasons. It's a lot of off-ice conditioning and workouts. I was really working on agility with quickness and power workouts. Q. Where did you work out this summer? A.
UND is in search of two things on the blue line: health and offense. The health part doesn't appear to be going UND's way this weekend as defensemen Joe Finley and Chay Genoway are doubtful to play against Alaska-Anchorage. But the Sioux are hoping that the move of Brad Miller back to defense will address the other need. A little more than a month into the season, UND is getting fewer points from its defensemen than any team in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association.
The UND women's hockey team is about to embark on a three-series stretch that might be the most difficult that any team in the country will face all season. First up, it's No. 1 and unbeaten Wisconsin. Next, it's No. 8 Minnesota-Duluth, which can blame three of its four losses on the Badgers and Minnesota. Then, it's No.