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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In the beginning, there was only one picture. It hung just outside the UND women's hockey coaching offices, the lone artifact on Ralph Engelstad Arena's walls dedicated to the program. The photo actually had nothing to do with the program itself—it was an 18-by-24 inch framed action shot of the U.S. celebrating its 1998 Olympic women's hockey gold medal—but it was something to acknowledge women's hockey for the players and coaches.
Monti Knewtson ran 10 laps around the track at Choice Health and Fitness before playing in the North Dakota state girls tennis singles championship Saturday afternoon. She needed to do something to get rid of her nerves. After taking care of that, the West Fargo Sheyenne freshman settled in and won her first state singles title, beating rival and defending state champion Shaelyn Johnson of Grand Forks Red River 7-5, 6-1 in the championship match.
Gordon 'Ginny' Christian, one of UND's original hockey legends and a silver medalist on the 1956 Olympic team, died Friday, June 2, at the age of 89. Christian, a fixture at UND hockey games throughout his life, was one of the program's most influential players, helping vault it onto the national scene in just its second year of existence in 1948 with a stunning 6-5 upset over powerhouse Michigan. Christian had two goals in that game. He later played on two U.S. World Championship teams and the 1956 Olympic squad, which won silver in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy.
The high school girls state tennis title is back in Grand Forks. One year after losing a down-to-the-wire thriller to West Fargo Sheyenne, Grand Forks Red River regained its spot on top of the tennis perch with another dramatic finale between the same schools. Red River junior Brooke Kennelly and freshman Anna Caoili won the decisive match at No. 1 doubles in three sets to give the Roughriders a 3-2 victory over Sheyenne in Choice Health and Fitness.
Bob Martin had some concerns before last weekend's races. He was going to have to use a backup car. His No. 1 car was wrecked in the last corner of the last lap one week earlier. "It had only been four weeks, but you get used to something," Martin said of his main car. "I got used to that yellow car pretty quickly. I thought that would be the car for the rest of the year. Then, that happened. I had to go back to Old Reliable.
For more than a decade, the North Dakota state girls tennis tournament was a formality. It was only a matter of time before Grand Forks Red River was crowned champion, adding another year to its run of titles. That won't be the case today in Choice Health and Fitness. Red River and West Fargo Sheyenne, who have gone back-and-forth for the past two seasons, have provided the ultimate drama this spring and have potential to play a down-to-the-wire final.
Andrew Towne reached the top of a rocky ascent Thursday and got his first look at the highest camp on Mount Everest. Tents were shredded. Tent poles were snapped. Human waste was smattered on the snow. Oxygen bottles were strewn across the rocky terrain of Camp IV, where climbers get their last bit of rest before making a push to the summit. A violent wind storm had come the night before and decimated the camp.
Former UND forward Carter Rowney will play for the Stanley Cup. Rowney’s Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Ottawa Senators in double overtime of Game 7 in the Eastern Conference Final on Thursday night to clinch a trip to the Stanley Cup Final. The Penguins will take on Nashville beginning Monday night. To read the full story, click here .
It was the day after Carter Rowney's wedding last August, when former UND hockey teammates Joe Gleason and Andrew MacWilliam figured out they booked their return trips home for the wrong day. They were stuck in Kelowna, B.C., for one more night with no place to stay, because their group had vacated their rental. Rowney heard about the dilemma. "Why don't you guys just stay with us in the guest house?" Rowney suggested.
Andrew Towne has reached the top of the world. The 2000 Grand Forks Central graduate summited Mount Everest late Wednesday night, International Mountain Guides confirmed, completing his quest to reach the highest point on all seven of the world's continents. Towne, climbing in a group of 25 people including 15 Nepalese sherpas, reached the mountain's peak of 29,035 feet before noon local time. By summiting Everest, Towne joined the rare club of climbers who have completed the Seven Summits.