UND MEN'S HOCKEY: Brad Eidsness
Brad Eidsness Number: 31. Position: Goaltender. Class: Senior. Size: 6-0, 184. Hometown: Chestermere, Alta. Catches: Left. Previous team: Okotoks Oilers (AJHL). NHL rights: Buffalo Sabres. Major: Grad school (business administration). Favorite mo...
Size: 6-0, 184.
Hometown: Chestermere, Alta.
Previous team: Okotoks Oilers (AJHL).
NHL rights: Buffalo Sabres.
Major: Grad school (business administration).
Favorite movie: Sherlock Holmes movies.
Favorite music: Country.
Favorite food: Prime rib.
Favorite restaurant: Toasted Frog.
Favorite vacation destination: Interior British Columbia.
Favorite WCHA road trip: Duluth.
Would like to have dinner with: Mom and dad.
Q. What's this year been like for you?
A. It's been challenging at times, but at the same time, it's been a lot of fun. Any time you come back and know you might not play as much, it's a little more difficult. When I have gotten the chance, for the most part, I've played pretty well. It's been really fun to watch a lot of young guys grow into themselves. It's been a rewarding year.
Q. You've had quite a bit of success in games that you've entered midway through. Why do you think that is?
A. As I've matured here, it's kind of preparing for every game, regardless of if I'm starting or not. If I have to go in, I know it's going to be a situation where I need to shut the door. I've been able to prepare myself better and I've been more ready for those situations.
Q. You already have your undergraduate degree and are now going to grad school. Has that been different?
A. School has been tough, especially the first semester. I had five graduate courses, which was probably one too many. The last couple weeks of the first semester were tough. I went to Anchorage knowing that I had six papers to write when I got back. But I got it done. This semester, the courses are demanding and there's more expected out of you, but it's pretty interesting and I don't mind doing the work. It's certainly been tougher and more demanding, though.
Q. What can this team do down the stretch?
A. I see this team being very similar to teams the last three years I've been here. I wouldn't be surprised if they catch (fire) and get hot and maybe make a run like we've been able to every other year. There's no crystal ball. You don't know what's going to happen. But our team has the makeup and personnel to do that. Hopefully, we'll execute on that and we'll find out shortly.