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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Austin Poganski and Shane Gersich committed to North Dakota together. They won a national championship at UND together. And now they want to make one more run at a title together. Poganski and Gersich both confirmed Wednesday that they will return to school for another season rather than signing pro contracts. Poganski, a St. Louis Blues draft pick, will be a senior. Gersich, a Washington Capitals pick, will be a junior.
MINNEAPOLIS—When Andrew Towne reached the top of 14,065-foot Mt. Bierstadt in Colorado last weekend, he pulled a sandbag out of his pack and dumped it on the summit. The other person on the mountain gave him a strange look. It seems odd to climb a mountain with a sandbag, but not for the 2000 Grand Forks Central graduate. Towne, who has climbed the tallest mountain on six of the world's seven continents, is leaving today for the biggest challenge yet. Towne is attempting to summit the world's tallest mountain, Mount Everest, to complete the Seven Summits.
The NHL said Monday that it won't be sending its players to the Winter Olympics for the first time since 1994, opening the door for college players to be used in the 2018 Pyeongchang Games. The NHL release a statement saying that most of its teams opposed sending its players to South Korea and leaving a three-week hole in the schedule. The NHL said it considers the matter closed. That means USA Hockey—and other hockey federations—will have to choose its roster from other places: minor leagues, European leagues and college hockey.
UND's two most prominent women's hockey players of all time—two-time Olympic silver medalists Jocelyne and Monique Lamoureux—sent a letter to UND President Mark Kennedy and athletic director Brian Faison asking that the UND program be reinstated. The letter was signed by all members of the U.S. Women's National Team, which is currently competing in the IIHF Women's World Championship in Plymouth, Mich.
Jocelyne and Monique Lamoureux dominated Saturday afternoon as the U.S. routed Russia 7-0 in pool play at the IIHF Women's World Championship in Plymouth, Mich. Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson scored two goals and Monique Lamoureux-Morando had three assists as the Americans moved to 2-0 at the event. It was the sixth consecutive shutout in the World Championship for the Americans, who finished off last year's gold medal with four straight shutouts. The last opponent to score against Team USA was UND's Michelle Karvinen of Finland—USA's next opponent.
In the last 36 hours, I haven’t stopped typing stories for our website, so I haven’t been able to update the blog, but hopefully you’ve seen those stories. On the men’s side, UND’s roster for next season is starting to take shape. The Fighting Hawks lost Tyson Jost and Tucker Poolman to NHL deals in the last 36 hours. To read the whole story, click here .
UND defenseman Tucker Poolman signed an NHL entry-level contract with the Winnipeg Jets today.
As the UND men’s hockey team sat inside its locker room Friday night, grappling with a 4-3 double overtime loss to Boston University in the NCAA tournament, personnel from the Colorado Avalanche stood outside the door. They didn’t waste any time in trying to sign their top prospect. It took five days, but the Avalanche got it done Wednesday night.
UND is getting its starting goaltender back for another year. Goalie Cam Johnson confirmed Wednesday night that he will return for his senior season rather than pursue pro offers.
Brian Idalski was on the ice with his team Wednesday afternoon, conducting one of his hour-long skill practices allowed weekly by the NCAA. He noticed former players starting to show up. "I started to have a sense that something was wrong at that point," he said. Word had filtered out that the UND women's hockey team and men's and women's swimming and diving programs were being eliminated as part of campus-wide budget cuts.