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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WARROAD, Minn. -- T.J. Oshie carried the Stanley Cup off a private jet at Warroad Airport on Tuesday morning. Oshie climbed in the back of a 1933 Lincoln convertible with his wife, Lauren, and their two young daughters, Lyla and Leni. The car was once used by former U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt while campaigning in Michigan. For this town, it may as well have been a presidential visit. And for this town, the only person working in Washington, D.C., who can bring this kind of fanfare is Oshie.
It’s not easy to claim hockey ‘firsts’ in Warroad. The town has long produced hockey stars. It has had state champion boys teams and state champion girls teams. It has had Mr. Hockey and Ms. Hockey winners. It has sent players to U.S. National Teams. Four have come back with Olympic gold medals. It has sent players to the NHL.
GRAND FORKS — Myron Johnson attempted to introduce the sport of pickleball to Greater Grand Forks seven years ago. Johnson picked up the racquet sport—which takes certain elements from tennis, ping pong, racquetball and badminton and morphs it into its own unique sport—while wintering in Florida. But he had nobody to play with in Grand Forks.
Troy Stecher signed a two-year deal worth $4.65 million to stay with the Vancouver Canucks on Friday. Stecher was a restricted free agent. Since helping UND to the 2016 NCAA national championship, Stecher has played 139 games in the two seasons for the Canucks. He has tallied four goals and 35 points.
National Collegiate Hockey Conference commissioner Josh Fenton had good reason to be happy Thursday afternoon. The NCAA Men’s and Women’s Ice Hockey Rules Committee reversed course and voted to allow leagues to continue using 3-on-3 overtimes and shootouts for conference points only. An earlier proposal would have required games to end in ties after a mandated five-minute 5-on-5 overtime.
The Gambucci family sometimes woke up to loud 'thud' sounds coming from across the street. It was just Dave Geatz, who went on to become the head men's tennis coach at Minnesota, hitting tennis balls against the backboard at Riverside Courts. Eventually, the seven children of Serge and Eleanor Gambucci—Jim, Mary Ann, Nancy, Carol, John and Ann—would join Geatz. So would three-time state champion Mark Jackson and local tennis legends Tim and Tom Wynne.
Grand Forks natives Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson and Monique Lamoureux-Morando were the first to reach the stage. Warroad’s Gigi Marvin was close behind. It was perhaps fitting that the trio of local players were up front -- Lamoureux-Davidson holding the trophy itself -- as the U.S. Olympic Women’s Hockey Team accepted an ESPY Award on Wednesday night in Los Angeles for playing the year’s ‘Best Game.’
Murphy Stratton watched a dozen of his Wenatchee Wild teammates commit to colleges last season. But he wasn’t getting much attention. It wasn’t because of his ability level. He had plenty of that, averaging nearly a point per game as an 18-year-old. It was because the letters ‘WHL’ were next to his name on the linecharts that are handed to scouts.
Mike Marlar already had the record for the fastest lap turned at River Cities Speedway by a late model driver. On Friday night, he added another feat at the Bullring: a feature win. Marlar, who entered the night tied for the points lead in the World of Outlaw Late Model series, earned his fourth victory of the season to pull into the points lead alone. Marlar started on the outside of Row 2 and eventually took the lead by passing Manitoba's Ricky Weiss on Turn 2 of the 21st lap. He pulled away after that to win the 50-lap feature.
T.J. Oshie is bringing the Stanley Cup to Warroad on July 24th. That will kick off a festive week in the northwestern Minnesota town. Four days after the Stanley Cup visits the Gardens and parades through downtown, a host of current and former hockey stars will be in town for the Warroad Celebrity Golf Tournament. The event is sold out. Former UND players and current NHLers Brock Boeser, Brock Nelson and Shane Gersich are all scheduled to play.