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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It has been a whirlwind 24 hours for Grand Forks natives Monique and Jocelyne Lamoureux after the twin sisters led the U.S. to a dramatic gold medal at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Monique scored the game-tying goal with 6 minutes, 21 seconds to go in the third period and Jocelyne scored the game-winning goal in a sudden-death shootout to give the Americans their first gold in women's hockey in 20 years. The Lamoureux twins appeared on the Today Show and Good Morning America in the hours that followed the win.
Q. What’s your favorite road trip in the NCHC? A. For me personally, going to St. Cloud is always a lot of fun because I have a lot of family and friends there, so that’s always a lot of fun. But I enjoy going to Denver. We get a lot of Sioux fans out there. It feels like a home game. It’s a good weekend with a huge rivalry and a fun place to go to. Q. What’s one thing Grand Forks needs to get? A. Chipotle, automatic. Sometimes, guys will drive down to Fargo just to go to Chipotle.
OXFORD, Ohio—Casey Johnson never played forward at Grand Forks Central. He didn't in Dubuque, Iowa, during his United States Hockey League career, either. But when UND coach Brad Berry needed someone to step in up from for an injury ravaged forward crew last month, he asked Johnson to try it out. "Getting back in the lineup was a good thing for me," Johnson said. "I just tried to play my role." That role is now being a utility man. The 6-foot-2, 198-pound Grand Forks native has worked his way into the lineup through his versatility.
Six years ago, then-UND associate coach Peter Elander gave Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson a new drill to try. It was nicknamed, 'Oops, I Did It Again,' after the Britney Spears song that was popular in the early 2000s when Elander started using it with all of his teams back in his native Sweden. The purpose of the drill is to work on the transfer of weight and being able to roll your wrists to have smooth transitions with the puck. How good was Jocelyne at it? "Six years ago, she wasn't good at it," Elander said.
Six years ago, then-UND associate coach Peter Elander gave Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson a new drill to try. It was nicknamed, ‘Oops, I Did It Again,’ after the Britney Spears song that was popular in the early 2000s when Elander started using it with all of his teams back in his native Sweden. The purpose of the drill is to work on the transfer of weight and being able to roll your wrists to have smooth transitions with the puck.
N.D. state girls hockey quarterfinals, REA Olympic Mandan vs. Fargo South-North Mandan Record: 7-15-1 (No. 8 seed). Coach: Matt Strinden (second season). Top scorers: Sr. F Hannah Peterson 7 goals, 6 assists, 13 points; sr. F Taley Davis 7-3--10; fr. F Emily Froehlich 5-4--9; jr. F Emily Horner 4-2--6; jr. D Kyla Ritchart 0-5--5 Top goaltender: Eighth-grader Autumn Sheetz 7-15, 4.15 goals-against average, .848 save percentage.
N.D. state boys hockey quarterfinals, REA main Bismarck Century vs. Grafton-Park River Bismarck Century Record: 20-4 (No. 1 seed West). Coach: Troy Olson (13th season). Top scorers: Jr. F Kirklan Irey 33 goals, 45 assists 78 points; sr. F Isaiah Thomas 29-41--70; jr. D Carter Bailey 13-31--44; jr. F Nicholas Brown 20-20--40; soph. D Connor Hanson 12-23--35. Top goaltender: Sr. Cooper Leininger 7-1, 1.63 goals-against average, .923 save percentage.
In the 2007 World Junior Championship, Canada kept sending Jonathan Toews out to take sudden-death shootout attempts in a thrilling semifinal against the rival Americans. Toews scored again and again and again, sending the Canadians to the gold-medal game, where they would eventually win gold. Toews’ moment became the lasting memory from that World Juniors.
Time was ticking away late in the third period. All signs were pointing toward a third-straight heartbreaking loss at the hands of Canada and Marie-Philip Poulin at the Olympic Games for the U.S. women’s hockey team. The Americans trailed by a Poulin goal -- the same Canadian superstar who scored winners in the 2010 and 2014 Olympic finals. But a pair of twin sisters from Grand Forks wouldn’t let it happen again.
For four years, the date Feb. 22 has been circled on the calendar for a core group of U.S. women's hockey players, including Grand Forks natives Jocelyne and Monique Lamoureux and Warroad's Gigi Marvin. That date finally arrived Wednesday night. The U.S. and Canada played for the gold medal in the 2018 Pyeongchang Games in South Korea. The teams were tied 1-1 in the second period.