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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The UND hockey team will be making a late roster change for next season. Incoming freshman Carter Huber has decided to stay home for family reasons and won't come to campus anymore, sources have confirmed to the Herald. One UND staff member told the Herald that Huber is "an unreal kid, a character kid." Huber was the captain of the Okotoks Oilers in the Alberta Junior Hockey League last season and was viewed as a potential Fighting Hawks captain in the future. He committed to UND in February. Without Huber, UND will now need to add a forward.
The UND hockey team will be making a late roster change for next season. Incoming freshman Carter Huber has decided to stay home for family reasons and won’t come to campus anymore, sources have confirmed to the Herald. One UND staff member told the Herald that Huber is “an unreal kid, a character kid.”
When Natalie Martinson announced last week that she was stepping down after 14 years with the UND women's golf program—the last seven as a head coach—it put UND into lonely company in Division I college athletics. As of June 30th, UND will no longer have a single female head coach in its athletic department. Martinson has been the only one for the last five-and-a-half years since Kristen Gay was let go as head coach of the women's soccer team.
UND incoming freshman defenseman Jonny Tychonick has been a hit with the media at this week's NHL Combine in Buffalo, N.Y. Tychonick is one of roughly 100 players participating in the event ahead of the NHL Draft, which will be held later this month in Dallas. Tychonick, who played for the Penticton Vees in the British Columbia Hockey League, has been the subject of several stories coming out of Buffalo this week.
As eighth-graders, Shaelyn Johnson and Monti Knewtson played for the North Dakota state girls singles title. Johnson won it. As freshmen, the Grand Forks Red River and West Fargo Sheyenne stars once again played for the state singles title. Knewtson won that time. As sophomores, they found a way that each of them could win a state title in the same year. Johnson took home the singles crown Saturday afternoon in Choice Health and Fitness, downing Minot's Haya Dodin 6-3, 6-1 in the championship.
The semifinals are set for the North Dakota state girls singles and doubles tennis tournaments. The participants are of no surprise. The top four-seeded singles players and the top four-seeded doubles teams all marched to the semifinals Friday with straight-set wins at Choice Health and Fitness. Grand Forks Red River sophomore Shaelyn Johnson, the 2016 state singles champion, lost just three games en route to reaching the semifinals, where she'll play Bismarck Century's Jamie Stoppler.
On Thursday afternoon, Minot ensured there would be no team from Grand Forks in the North Dakota state girls tennis championship for the first time in 27 years. A few hours later, the Majettes topped that feat. After beating powerhouse Grand Forks Red River in the semifinals, Minot won the last three matches of the state team final to rally past West Fargo Sheyenne 3-2 in Choice Health and Fitness. It marked the first state championship for any West Region team in 17 years.
Two UND incoming freshmen are participating in the NHL Combine in Buffalo, N.Y., this week. Defensemen Jonny Tychonick and Jacob Bernard-Docker, who will be rookies in the fall, are among the top 104 prospects invited to the event. They are expected to do some physical testing and interview with NHL teams.
Grand Forks Red River enters Thursday's North Dakota state girls tennis tournament in a strange spot. The Roughriders aren't expected to win. It has been nearly 20 years since that has been the case. Red River has won 15 of the last 16 team championships, losing only in 2016 to West Fargo Sheyenne. But even in that year, the Roughriders beat Sheyenne during the regular season and were considered the favorites having won the previous 14 titles.
Penticton Vees captains have been very good to the UND men's hockey program in recent years. And now, UND has another one on the way. Highly touted prospect Massimo Rizzo has given a verbal commitment to UND, ending a long recruiting battle for the Burnaby, B.C., product. Rizzo, who committed Friday morning and announced it Saturday afternoon, chose UND over Denver, Wisconsin and Michigan. He is expected to come to campus in the fall of 2019.