Brad Elliott Schlossman
Schlossman is in his 13th 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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UND's defensemen have been getting the puck to the net frequently this season. Through the first month, defensemen are averaging 11.75 shots on goal per game—the highest rate of any UND team in more than a decade. The second-highest rate in that span is 10.75 by the 2016 NCAA national championship team. Three defensemen on that squad have already played in the NHL. No other UND team in the last decade has had its defensemen average more than 10 shots on goal per game.
UND retained its spot at No. 4 in the country after its weekend split at Colorado College. UND lost to the unranked Tigers 2-1 on Friday night before rebounding for a 6-4 victory on Saturday night in World Arena. USCHO released its weekly poll Monday morning. UND’s spot: UND remained at No. 4, only behind Denver, St. Cloud State and Harvard. There was no change in the top four.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.—UND allowed twice as many goals Saturday night as it had in any game all season. It wasn't a problem, though. It was a Saturday night, and that means offense for the Fighting Hawks. For the fourth straight week, UND tripled its production from Friday night to Saturday night, this time resulting in a 6-4 victory over Colorado College in World Arena. On Friday nights this season, UND has scored: 1, 2, 1, 1—an average of 1.25 goals per game.
UND 6, Colorado College 4 The story: UND scored three times in the span of 2:01 in the second period and tied a season high with six goals as it gained a series split against Colorado College. The Tigers were searching for their first series victory against UND since January 2005 -- a span of 21 series. Three stars: 1. Grant Mismash 2 goals; 2. Nick Jones, 1 goal, 1 assist; 3. Austin Poganski, goal
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.—Nearly every one of the UND hockey coaching staff's fears came true in the first 40 minutes in World Arena. A letdown after a big emotional series against Minnesota? Check. UND was thoroughly outplayed during the first two periods by Colorado College. Getting stuck on the ice on extended shifts in the high altitude? Check. It led to two goals in two periods. Having to kill penalties on the big, Olympic ice sheet? Check. Five of the game's six power plays went to Colorado College.
SCROLL DOWN FOR LIVE BLOG No. 4 UND at Colorado College When: 8:37 p.m. Where: World Arena. Records: UND 4-1-1, Colorado College 4-2. TV: None. Webcast: NCHC.tv. Audio: The Fox (96.1 FM), iHeart Radio, UNDsports.com. UND's lines 19 Shane Gersich--22 Rhett Gardner--14 Austin Poganski 18 Collin Adams--8 Nick Jones--16 Grant Mismash 29 Jordan Kawaguchi--27 Ludvig Hoff--25 Joel Janatuinen
Friday, Oct. 27, 2017 No. 4 UND at Colorado College When: 8:37 tonight, 7:07 p.m. Saturday. Where: World Arena, Colorado Springs. TV: None. Radio: The Fox (96.1 FM). Webcast: NCHC.tv.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- The platform that hosts our blogs is not currently functioning, so this week's Friday morning reading post -- a weekly collection of stories to read before a UND men's hockey series -- comes on GrandForksHerald.com. UND skated at World Arena on Thursday at noon, preparing to open National Collegiate Hockey Conference play this weekend against Colorado College (8:37 tonight, 7:07 p.m. Saturday).
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.—Tate Maris got in his car Wednesday afternoon to make the hour-long drive from his home in a south Denver suburb to Colorado Springs. It is a drive that he has been making all fall, but this time, it felt a little odd. Maris was headed to Colorado College practice, preparing the Tiger goaltenders to try to beat UND in this weekend's two-game series (8:37 tonight, 7:07 p.m. Saturday) in World Arena.
Q. What's your favorite arena on the road? A. I'll have to go UNO. I like that rink. It kind of reminds me of The Ralph. Q. What does Grand Forks most need to get? A. I'd have to go with Chipotle. Q. Who is the best player you've ever played against? A. I played against Brock Boeser in juniors, and he tore it up when he was in Waterloo. Q. What's your favorite hockey movie? A. Goon. Q. What's the first concert you ever attended? A. When I was 17, I went to Brad Paisley in Winnipeg at the MTS. That was really good.