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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Grand Forks natives Monique and Jocelyne Lamoureux and Warroad's Gigi Marvin will chase Olympic gold once again. The Lamoureux twins and Marvin were introduced as members of the 2018 U.S. Women's National Team at a press conference and ceremony in Tampa's Amalie Arena. The National Team is setting up to be the final Olympic roster -- barring injuries -- as USA Hockey announced it was centralizing only 23 players, which is the exact size of the Olympic rosters. The 2018 Winter Olympics will be played in PyeongChang, South Korea, in February.
The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights has requested that UND submit numerous documents by May 12—some dating back to 1972—as part of its investigation into UND's Title IX compliance. The OCR numbered 18 specific requests in a letter to UND President Mark Kennedy, which was obtained by the Herald, giving a window into the type of information the OCR will examine and into the depth of the investigation.
Matej Tomek's career at UND got off to the wrong start. He had groin surgery before the start of his freshman year and was out for several months. By the time he came back, Cam Johnson had established himself as an All-American goalie on a national championship team. Two years later, still behind Johnson on the depth chart and staring at a third consecutive year as a backup goaltender, Tomek has decided to leave UND and return to junior hockey.
Coaches, commissioners and administrators are preparing to leave Naples, Fla., and the national hockey convention with no clear consensus on what to do with NCAA regionals. While nearly everyone acknowledged the problem of a lack of bids for neutral-site regionals in the West and Midwest, there was pushback on alternatives that were offered, multiple sources told the Herald.
The famed Nickel Trophy may soon reside in Bismarck. The North Dakota Legislature is on the verge of giving UND two options with the Nickel Trophy, which has gone to the winner of the UND-NDSU football game since 1938—put it up for grabs in the rivalry game again or send it to the Heritage Center for display. That's according to language in Senate Bill No. 2003, the higher education budget. UND will choose the latter, according to spokesperson Peter Johnson.
Coaches and administrators of National Collegiate Hockey Conference schools have met for the past two days in Naples, Fla., discussing, among other things, what to do about the league's postseason tournament. The NCHC is about to enter the final year of its five-year contract with the Target Center in downtown Minneapolis. The league is debating whether to re-sign a new deal and keep the annual Frozen Faceoff at the Target Center or to examine the possibility of going to the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.
The UND men's hockey team will have new jerseys next season. But the concept won't drastically change from the last set of uniforms, the Herald has learned. The front of the jerseys will still say North Dakota with the player's number between the "North" and "Dakota"—but the font will change to the new one released by the school last summer. The interlocking ND logos—which sit on the shoulders—will be swapped out with the Fighting Hawk logo, which also was revealed last summer.
Judd Caulfield dominated the North Dakota high school hockey scene as a sophomore. He racked up 64 points in 27 games, ranking second in the state in scoring while leading Grand Forks Central to an undefeated season and a state championship. Now, Caulfield is taking on a new challenge. The power forward from Central has accepted an invite to play for USA Hockey's National Team Development Program's U.S. Under-17 team next season. The team is a collection of the top 2001-born players in the country.
The hotly contested debate about what to do with NCAA regionals will be at the top of the agenda this week as college hockey commissioners and coaches meet in Naples, Fla. In the past, coaches have been strongly in favor of the current setup—four neutral-site, predetermined venues that are played on NHL-sized ice sheets. The coaches have urged the NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Committee to stay clear of home venues for regionals, noting that it's too big of an advantage to give a team.
The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights is opening an investigation to determine whether UND is Title IX compliant after recent athletics cuts. The investigation is being launched after the ORC received a complaint alleging discrimination based upon sex because of the selection of sports at the school does not effectively accommodate the interests and abilities of members of both sexes to the extent necessary to provide equal athletic opportunity. The opening of the investigation does not imply that the OCR has made a determination in regard to its merit.