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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The UND women’s hockey team, which sent eight players in the 2014 Olympic Games, was cut Wednesday afternoon along with the men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams. The cuts are part of a school-wide effort to trim budgets because of an anticipated drop in state funding. UND President Mark Kennedy told the athletics department it needed to cut $1.3 million out of its budget and asked athletic director Brian Faison to send him proposals.
The U.S. Women's Hockey National Team reached an agreement Tuesday night with USA Hockey for increased wages and support, ending its boycott of the IIHF Women's World Championship three days before the start of the event. Both parties agreed not to disclose the terms of the contract, but ESPN reported that $950,000 is scheduled to be allocated to the player pool by the end of the four-year deal. The contract also includes performance bonuses according to ESPN. If the U.S.
The U.S. Women's Hockey National Team reached an agreement Tuesday night with USA Hockey for increased wages and support, ending its boycott of the IIHF Women's World Championship three days before the start of the event. Both parties agreed not to disclose the terms of the contract, but ESPN reported that $950,000 is scheduled to be allocated to the player pool by the end of the four-year deal. The contract also includes performance bonuses according to ESPN. If the U.S. wins the Olympics or World Championship, players could earn between $70,000 and $100,000 annually.
Mak Langei hopes to one day be on the U.S. Women's Hockey National Team. But she won't do it as a replacement player. As the Women's National Team continues to threaten to boycott the IIHF Women's World Championship until they are guaranteed better wages and more equitable treatment from USA Hockey, numerous players have come out to say they won't consider being a replacement player for the event, which is slated to begin Friday in Plymouth, Mich. Langei, a high school senior from East Grand Forks who played for USA Hockey's Under-18 team, is one of them.
UND coaches and athletes are quietly fretting this week about the future of their programs. UND is expected to announce cuts to athletics teams this week—though no specific announcement date had been set as of Monday afternoon, according to UND spokesman Peter Johnson. UND is in the midst of campuswide, state-mandated budget cuts due to a drop in funding from the state. UND President Mark Kennedy asked the athletic department to cut $1.3 million out of its budget.
Twenty U.S. Senators sent a letter to USA Hockey executive director Dave Ogrean expressing "serious concern with allegations raised by members of the U.S. Women's National Hockey Team regarding USA Hockey's inequitable allocation of resources to the women's hockey program and unjust treatment of national team members."
Brock Boeser made his NHL debut less than 24 hours after his college sophomore season ended -- and he wasted no time fitting right in.
FARGO—The UND men's hockey team lost five players to early signings last summer—and the early departures are expected to start soon. Brock Boeser will sign with the Vancouver Canucks soon according to a source—and he could make his NHL debut as soon as tonight. Vancouver plays at the Minnesota Wild tonight and at the Winnipeg Jets on Sunday. Boeser is a first-round draft pick of the Canucks, who also have former UND defensemen Troy Stecher.
FARGO—FARGO—Boston University defeated UND 4-3 in double overtime on Friday afternoon to end the Fighting Hawks' quest for a second straight national title. Charlie McAvoy scored the game-winner at 11:48 of the second overtime. Boston U now play the winner of the Duluth-Ohio State game on Saturday for the West Regional championship and a berth in the Frozen Four in Chicago. UND had a goal waved off in the first overtime. Dixon Bowen's goal was negated after a lengthy officials' review determined UND was offsides on the play.
FARGO—The season started in October with a celebration. UND invited members of all eight NCAA national championship teams to help raise the 2016 title banner in Ralph Engelstad Arena. The entire team was on the ice watching the ceremony, many of whom were part of the squad that beat Denver and Quinnipiac in Tampa to win the NCAA national championship. If there's one advantage UND has this weekend, it is experience. This Fighting Hawks team knows what it takes—not only reach the NCAA Frozen Four, but also to win it.