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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There will be three noticeable differences this year with the UND women's hockey team, coach Brian Idalski says. "You're going to see a difference in speed right away. You'll also notice a lot more skill and depth," Idalski says.
UND announced today that senior Ryan Duncan will captain the men's hockey team this season. Seniors Joe Finley, Matt Watkins and Zach Jones are the alternate captains. Duncan, the 2007 Hobey Baker Award winner, was an assistant captain last season. "This group of four individuals has earned the respect of their teammates through the early part of this season and over the course of their careers," UND coach Dave Hakstol said. "(They) will do a great job of leading this team toward the goals of 2008-09." For more, see Friday's Herald.
The opinions of Western Collegiate Hockey Association coaches varied greatly when it came to picking a preseason rookie of the year and a preseason player of the year. There's one thing the coaches can pretty much agree on, though: Colorado College is still the team to beat. The defending MacNaughton Cup champion Tigers received eight first-place votes and are picked to finish first in the 38th annual Grand Forks Herald WCHA preseason coaches poll. UND received two first-places and is projected to finish second, followed by Denver.
Nobody at Center Court Fitness Club could say for certain Saturday afternoon, but the belief was that Matt Fuka may have pulled off a first. The Grand Forks Central junior, seeded sixth in the East Region singles tournament, defeated the No. 3, No. 2 and No.
Grand Forks Red River pinned its winning streak of 116 duals on its singles players Thursday afternoon. Freshman Erik Johnson, among others, came through for the Roughriders. Johnson's 6-3, 6-4 win over Fargo South's Parker Lawley at No.
Minnesota Wild coach Jacques Lemaire said the atmosphere in Grand Forks and in Ralph Engelstad Arena is better than what the team has had in the past for training camp. Danny Irmen certainly agrees. The former Grand Forks Red River standout opened NHL training camp Saturday by scoring the first goal of the first scrimmage in Ralph Engelstad Arena. The opening four days of camp are being held in UND's home rink as the Wild's usual home, Xcel Energy Center, is being reconstructed after hosting the Republican National Convention earlier this month. The change of venue (it's the first time the
Bryan Lundbohm and Danny Irmen both left college a year early to pursue professional hockey careers, hoping they would eventually land in the NHL. It hasn't happened yet, but this year's preseason audition will have a different feel for both. The Minnesota Wild are opening training camp Saturday in Grand Forks' Ralph Engelstad Arena. The Wild's home rink, the Xcel Energy Center, is being rebuilt after hosting the Republican National Convention earlier this month. The camp will be held in UND's home rink for the first four days before returning to St.
Midway through the third quarter, the lights went out on East Grand Forks Senior High -- figuratively and literally. In between a pair of touchdowns that put Pequot Lakes up 24-0 in the second half, a failure in a block of lights appropriately dimmed Senior High Field as the Green Wave dropped their 12th straight football game since the start of the 2007 season. Pequot Lakes running back Matt Michaelson ran for 172 yards on 16 carries -- highlighted by a pair of 52-yard runs -- to lead the Patriots to an easy 31-0 win Friday. It was the first victory of the season for the Patriots, who used
In June, UND lost a top 1992-born defenseman recruit to the Canadian major junior ranks. It only took about three months for the Sioux to land another one. Duluth East junior defenseman Derek Forbort verbally committed to UND this week, giving the Sioux one of the top blue liners in Minnesota. Forbort also made recruiting visits and received scholarship offers to Minnesota, Wisconsin, Notre Dame and his hometown University of Minnesota-Duluth. "It was a really tough decision," said Forbort, who will arrive on campus in 2010 or 2011. "It came down to UMD, Minnesota and North Dakota.
The late-summer coaching switch hasn't hurt the UND volleyball team. Two weeks into the season, the Sioux are on the verge of the best start in school history. They are 8-0 after trips to California and Texas and with a win today at home against Mayville State, UND could set a new standard. UND's 8-0 start in 2002 under then-coach Maria Bruggeman ranks as the program's best start to a season. That could change under interim coach Kari Peterson, who took over for her twin sister a month ago. "I think the girls are definitely excited about our start," Peterson said.