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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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 signed an NHL contract with the Winnipeg Jets. Behind the scenes, Poolman was busy adding another title to his resume: college graduate.
For the last seven months, UND forward Chris Wilkie got an up-close view on a special season for brothers Tucker and Colton Poolman, who played on the same hockey team for the first time in their lives. With opportunities diminishing at UND and hopeful for a fresh start elsewhere, Wilkie decided he will transfer to Colorado College, where he'll have an opportunity to play with his younger brother, Coltan, for the first time in their lives.
Roughly half of the UND women's hockey players have found new homes. Eight of the 17 players with remaining eligibility have made new commitments since the announcement that UND was discontinuing women's hockey—though none of the players have yet landed at the same spot. Six of UND's 12 committed recruits also have found new homes.
Jordan Stevens didn't have to worry about the weather. He got a beautiful, 78-degree Friday afternoon for his key UND softball doubleheader against Southern Utah. The head coach's only concern was how the Fighting Hawks would handle their unique position—a chance to clinch a spot in the Big Sky Conference postseason tournament for the first time in program history. As it turns out, he didn't have to worry much about that, either.
Grand Forks natives Monique and Jocelyne Lamoureux and Warroad's Gigi Marvin will chase Olympic gold once again. The Lamoureux twins and Marvin were introduced as members of the 2018 U.S. Women's National Team at a press conference and ceremony in Tampa's Amalie Arena. The National Team is setting up to be the final Olympic roster -- barring injuries -- as USA Hockey announced it was centralizing only 23 players, which is the exact size of the Olympic rosters. The 2018 Winter Olympics will be played in PyeongChang, South Korea, in February.
The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights has requested that UND submit numerous documents by May 12—some dating back to 1972—as part of its investigation into UND's Title IX compliance. The OCR numbered 18 specific requests in a letter to UND President Mark Kennedy, which was obtained by the Herald, giving a window into the type of information the OCR will examine and into the depth of the investigation.
Matej Tomek's career at UND got off to the wrong start. He had groin surgery before the start of his freshman year and was out for several months. By the time he came back, Cam Johnson had established himself as an All-American goalie on a national championship team. Two years later, still behind Johnson on the depth chart and staring at a third consecutive year as a backup goaltender, Tomek has decided to leave UND and return to junior hockey.
Coaches, commissioners and administrators are preparing to leave Naples, Fla., and the national hockey convention with no clear consensus on what to do with NCAA regionals. While nearly everyone acknowledged the problem of a lack of bids for neutral-site regionals in the West and Midwest, there was pushback on alternatives that were offered, multiple sources told the Herald.
The famed Nickel Trophy may soon reside in Bismarck. The North Dakota Legislature is on the verge of giving UND two options with the Nickel Trophy, which has gone to the winner of the UND-NDSU football game since 1938—put it up for grabs in the rivalry game again or send it to the Heritage Center for display. That's according to language in Senate Bill No. 2003, the higher education budget. UND will choose the latter, according to spokesperson Peter Johnson.
Coaches and administrators of National Collegiate Hockey Conference schools have met for the past two days in Naples, Fla., discussing, among other things, what to do about the league's postseason tournament. The NCHC is about to enter the final year of its five-year contract with the Target Center in downtown Minneapolis. The league is debating whether to re-sign a new deal and keep the annual Frozen Faceoff at the Target Center or to examine the possibility of going to the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.