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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Ralph Engelstad Arena has submitted its bid to host the 2011 World Junior Hockey Championship, a tournament that features the best under-20 players in the world. Its proposal calls for the Moorhead Sports Center to be the satellite site. USA Hockey says that 26 entities have expressed interest in hosting the tournament, although it was unsure how many of those would submit bids. Bids are due Friday. USA Hockey will select an undetermined number of finalists this fall and then visit the potential sites. The winning city is expected to be announced in late December. Grand Forks has one big
There was a running joke about Amy Mahlum in the Winona State women's basketball locker room. Mahlum may have been the assistant coach, but players and fellow coaches always said that she still bleeds green. "It's so true," said Mahlum, who was a standout point guard for UND from 2002-06. "And I will forever." Not a lot has changed for Mahlum, who left Grand Forks two years ago. She's still balancing challenging academics with athletic demands. Mahlum enrolled in graduate school at Winona in 2006.
T.J. Oshie has spent time in St.
Grafton is on its way to another state tournament. And if the town's resume of winning state titles this year doesn't make the Grafton American Legion baseball team a favorite, its current 18-game winning streak should do the trick. Grafton rallied from a four-run deficit to beat Langdon 10-7 on Friday night at Kraft Field, ending Langdon's two-year reign as Section 4 champions. This year, one in which Grafton has already won state boys basketball and boys hockey championships, it will be the representative for Section 4 at the North Dakota state tournament in LaMoure. As it has done throu
What will happen, Adrienne Thomas wonders, when she truly gets trained for the first time this fall? "I think the possibilities are endless," she says. The University of Minnesota thinks so, too. After asking the recent high school graduate from Adams, N.D., to walk on to the track and field team, the Big 10 school has changed its tune and extended a scholarship to Thomas because of her continuous improvements. Thomas didn't even go out for high school track until she was a junior.
In about three years, Robbie Bina has made the incredible journey from a broken neck to a professional hockey contract. Strangely enough, the guy responsible for the serious injury may be there when Bina arrives. Bina, an all-Western Collegiate Hockey Association defenseman at UND, recently signed a one-year, two-way deal with the Edmonton Oilers organization, which also holds the rights to Geoff Paukovich. Bina's contract is with Springfield (Mass.) Falcons of the American Hockey League and the Stockton (Calif.) Thunder of the East Coast Hockey League. Paukovich, who caused Bina's injury
UND has picked up a one-year option to renew its radio rights with Clear Channel in Grand Forks. That means all football, men's hockey and men's and women's basketball games will be carried on the same stations as last year. Clear Channel also will broadcast home women's hockey games. The 2008-09 season will be the final year of the current contract. Radio rights will be up for bids next summer. One future possibility for UND is bringing control of broadcasts in-house and buying air time as North Dakota State has done.
Chad Pribyl had his time. First, he was a standout at St. Cloud State, where he helped the Huskies advance within a game of the NCAA Division II World Series. Then, he transferred to UND, where he led the Sioux to their only World Series berth in program history. He played amateur baseball and professional softball for a couple of years after college, too. But now, he's done playing. "Now, it's their turn," he said.
Each morning, you'll hear oldies and sports talk on Great 98, a radio station near Fond du Lac, Wis. They love talking about Wisconsin Badger sports there, especially football, basketball and hockey. Not surprisingly, when the UND men's hockey team ended Wisconsin's season with a trip to the NCAA Frozen Four on the line this spring, the host of Great 98's morning show wasn't bothered by it. That's because the host is former Sioux quarterback, kicker and punter Tom Biolo. Biolo, who earned all-North Central Conference honors while playing for UND from 1977 through 1980, now lives in Fond du
Fierce winds, rain and cool temperatures kept people from mingling around Ulland Park on Saturday afternoon. The annual July Classic men's and women's softball tournament, however, went on as planned. Forty-seven teams -- 36 men's and 11 women's --participated during the first day of the tournament at Ulland Park in Grand Forks. The four-game guarantee and round-robin event began at 8 a.m. and concluded, as planned, at about 5 p.m., despite the wet and windy conditions. It continues at 8 a.m.