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.
- Member for
- 4 years 9 months
UND has landed a highly touted Canadian prospect. Forward Ethan Bowen gave a verbal commitment Wednesday to play junior hockey for the Chilliwack Chiefs in the British Columbia Hockey League and to play college hockey at UND beginning in 2020-21. Bowen was a high pick in the Western Hockey League bantam draft -- those who play in the WHL are ineligible for college -- but Bowen has opted for the college route.
GRAND FORKS—It was the day after Carter Rowney's wedding last August, when former University of North Dakota 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.
Roughly 60 youth swimmers sat in the bleachers at Hyslop Sports Center's pool Saturday and listened to four-time Olympic gold medalist Anthony Ervin, who currently holds the title as the fastest swimmer in the world as the Olympic 50 freestyle champion, talk about his winding career.
The fastest swimmer in the world will be in Grand Forks on Saturday. Anthony Ervin, who earned that distinction by winning the gold medal in the 50 freestyle at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympics, will speak to youth swimmers at Hyslop Sports Center on Saturday morning. The event is being hosted by the Red River Valley Wahoo Swim Team and Mutual of Omaha. Ervin is expected to tell stories about their Olympic experience, teach the young athletes how to overcome adversity and even jump in the pool and give some instruction.
At age 50, Steve Johnson was still setting hockey records at UND. The former national champion forward, Hrkac Circus line member and Hobey Baker Award finalist added another distinction to his storied hockey career last spring. When UND won the NCAA national championship, he and his son, Luke, became the first father-son combination, at any school, to both win NCAA national titles. On Wednesday, Johnson achieved yet another feat as he was named to the UND Athletics Hall of Fame.
Tucker Poolman's three years at UND were plenty busy. He won two Penrose Cups, an NCAA national championship was named a first-team All-American, the National Collegiate Hockey Conference defensive defenseman of the year and received an NHL contract from the Winnipeg Jets. Behind the scenes, Poolman was busy adding another title to his resume: college graduate. Despite only being a full-time student at UND for three years, Poolman will walk across the stage at the Alerus Center on Saturday afternoon, earning his degree in business economics.
Tucker Poolman’s three years at UND were plenty busy. He won two Penrose Cups, an NCAA national championship was named a first-team All-American, the National Collegiate Hockey Conference defensive defenseman of the year and signed an NHL contract with the Winnipeg Jets. Behind the scenes, Poolman was busy adding another title to his resume: college graduate.
For the last seven months, UND forward Chris Wilkie got an up-close view on a special season for brothers Tucker and Colton Poolman, who played on the same hockey team for the first time in their lives. With opportunities diminishing at UND and hopeful for a fresh start elsewhere, Wilkie decided he will transfer to Colorado College, where he'll have an opportunity to play with his younger brother, Coltan, for the first time in their lives.
Roughly half of the UND women's hockey players have found new homes. Eight of the 17 players with remaining eligibility have made new commitments since the announcement that UND was discontinuing women's hockey—though none of the players have yet landed at the same spot. Six of UND's 12 committed recruits also have found new homes.
Jordan Stevens didn't have to worry about the weather. He got a beautiful, 78-degree Friday afternoon for his key UND softball doubleheader against Southern Utah. The head coach's only concern was how the Fighting Hawks would handle their unique position—a chance to clinch a spot in the Big Sky Conference postseason tournament for the first time in program history. As it turns out, he didn't have to worry much about that, either.