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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One streak survived last weekend. Thanks to UND's Saturday night tie against St. Cloud State, the Fighting Hawks finished in the top half of the National Collegiate Hockey Conference and will play a first-round league playoff series at home for the 16th-straight season. It's the longest streak of top-half conference finishes in college hockey by seven years. The only team within a decade of UND's current run is Boston College at nine years. Now, UND's sights are set on extending two more historic streaks—and they both go hand-in-hand.
UND’s top defensive pairing of Christian Wolanin and Colton Poolman were recognized on all-National Collegiate Hockey Conference teams Wednesday. Wolanin was named all-NCHC second team and Poolman was named all-NCHC honorable mention. Wolanin is bidding to become the first defenseman to lead UND in scoring since James Patrick in 1982-83. The junior from Rochester, Mich., has 11 goals and 32 points.
UND freshman Grant Mismash was named to the all-National Collegiate Hockey Conference rookie team Monday. Mismash has nine goals and 22 points in 34 games this season for UND. Eight of his nine goals came in NCHC play. Mismash was named rookie of the week a league-leading four times and was the NCHC’s rookie of the month for October.
Former UND forward Brock Boeser of the Vancouver Canucks, considered one of the frontrunners for the NHL’s rookie of the year award, may be out for the rest of the season. Boeser sustained a soft-tissue injury and a small, non-structural, non-displaced fracture of the transverse process in his lower back after violently colliding with an open door along the bench in Monday night’s game. Boeser was taken to the hospital and was released.
The latest stop on the Olympic gold-medal victory tour for Grand Forks natives and twin sisters Jocelyne and Monique Lamoureux included an appearance on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. The Lamoureux twins, who led the Americans to gold in the 2018 Pyeongchang Games, appeared on Monday night's episode in New York City. They also appeared with team captain Meghan Duggan and goalie Maddie Rooney. Fallon asked Jocelyne and Monique about being twin sisters and Jocelyne's game-winning shootout goal.
The UND men's hockey team made its fan base sweat out another blown lead in the third period, another overtime game and wait until the final second of the regular season ticked off the clock. But when it finally did Saturday night, the streak of top-half finishes in the league and home-ice series for the first round of the playoffs was still in tact. Thanks to a 2-2 tie with No. 1-ranked St. Cloud State in Ralph Engelstad Arena, UND will be right back at home again next weekend to host Omaha in the National Collegiate Hockey Conference playoffs.
UND 2, St. Cloud State 2, tie The story: UND gave up a two-goal lead in the third period but managed a 2-2 tie to get a point and clinch home-ice advantage for a 16th consecutive season. Grant Mismash and Rhett Gardner scored for UND. Ryan Poehling and Jacob Benson scored for St. Cloud State. UND got the extra point by winning the three-on-three on a goal by Rhett Gardner.
Whether or not UND gets home ice for the first round of league playoffs for a 16th straight season is no longer in the team's hands. UND lost that control when St. Cloud State's Ryan Poehling scored a power-play goal 2 minutes, 48 seconds into overtime to give the Huskies a 4-3 victory in front of 11,923 in Ralph Engelstad Arena. It was another punch to the gut for the Fighting Hawks, who outshot the top-ranked team in the country for all three periods of regulation, only to find another way to lose a close game.
SCSU 4, UND 3, OT The story: Ryan Poehling scored on an overtime power play from the top of the crease to give St. Cloud State the win. It was Poehling's second goal of the game. UND had tied the game with 4:18 to go in regulation to force overtime. Three stars: 1. Ryan Poehling, SCSU, two goals, game-winning goal; 2. Jon Lizotte, SCSU, goal, assist; 3. Nick Jones, UND, goal, assist.
Q. What's your favorite road trip in the NCHC? A. Denver. I've only been there once, but I thought it was fun and it was a pretty cool city, too. We get to travel there a little earlier. Q. What's one thing Grand Forks needs to get? A. Chipotle, for sure. Q. Who is the best player you've ever played against? A. Pavel Datsyuk. Q. What's your favorite hockey movie? A. Miracle. Q. Is a hot dog a sandwich? A. Nope. Q. What's the first concert you ever attended?