Brad Elliott Schlossman
Schlossman is in his 14th 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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OMAHA, Neb. -- There was an omen Thursday. At the end of UND’s practice in Baxter Arena, the team held its weekly shootout drill. It took longer than normal, but freshman Jackson Keane finally ended it with a pretty goal. His teammates covered him in snow to celebrate. On Friday night, Keane came through in the end again with a pretty, winning goal -- only this one was a bit more important and he received a much warmer celebration from his teammates.
OMAHA, Neb. -- For the fourth-straight game, UND gave up a two-goal lead. This time, it was costly. Omaha scored two goals in the span of 85 seconds late in the third period to rally for a 4-3 win over UND on Saturday in Baxter Arena. It ended a three-game winning streak for the Fighting Hawks, where all three games they blew two-goal leads, but found a way to win on a late goal, anyway.
Omaha 4, UND 3 The story: For the fourth-straight game, UND blew a two-goal lead. This time, it cost the Fighting Hawks. Lukas Buchta and Taylor Ward scored two goals in 80 seconds in the third period to rally from a deficit and beat UND in the series finale. It ended UND's three-game winning streak. Gabe Bast scored twice for UND, while Jordan Kawaguchi added the third goal. Three stars: 1. Taylor Ward, Omaha, game-winning goal; 2. Gabe Bast, UND, 2 goals; 3. Dean Stewart, Omaha, assist.
Omaha freshman forward Tyler Weiss has been suspended by the National Collegiate Hockey Conference for tonight’s series finale (7:07 p.m., Baxter Arena) against UND after an illegal hit from behind late in Friday’s game. With 1 minute, 17 seconds left in the third period, Weiss hit UND forward Cole Smith from behind into the boards. He was called for a checking from behind, five-minute major, but served less than a third of penalty because it was so late in the game.
UND 4, Omaha 3 The story: For the third-straight game, UND gave up a two-goal lead but won it with a late goal. This time, it was rookie Jackson Keane scoring on a three-on-two rush with just 1:50 left in the game to give UND a 4-3 win. Keane had three points in the game. Matt Kiersted, Nick Jones and Jasper Weatherby also scored for UND, while Dixon Bowen had two points.
FRIDAY, JAN. 18, 2019 No. 20 UND at Omaha When: 7:07 tonight, 7:07 p.m. Saturday. Where: Baxter Arena, Omaha. TV: Midco Sports Network (GF Ch. 27/622). Radio: The Fox (96.1 FM). Webcast: NCHC.tv.
OMAHA, Neb. -- There’s plenty of familiarity between UND and Omaha. In addition to the fact that the two teams played six times last season and are guaranteed four matchups every year, Omaha recently had UND legendary coach Dean Blais as its head coach. It recently had an Archibald, a Zombo and a Belfour on the roster. It currently has a Morelli and a Ward on the roster.
OMAHA, Neb. -- UND may be getting a boost offensively this weekend. Sophomore forward Grant Mismash will likely be back in the lineup when UND takes on Omaha at 7:07 p.m. tonight in Baxter Arena. Mismash has missed the last three games with an undisclosed injury that he sustained on Jan. 4 at Canisius College in Buffalo, N.Y.
OMAHA, Neb. -- Archibald, Zombo and Belfour skated onto the ice together. They did a few laps and took their positions. Then, they tried to beat UND. That’s right, six years ago, all of them played for the other team -- the University of Nebraska Omaha.
When the Penticton Vees hit the stretch run in the British Columbia Hockey League last season, they repeatedly started goaltender Adam Scheel. Scheel made 19 starts in the span of 51 days -- an average of one start every 2.68 days. The move paid off. Scheel went 15-3-1 in those starts as his injury-plagued Vees team charged past Vernon in the standings to win to a division championship.