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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WINNIPEG -- Dave Hakstol stood in the visitor’s locker room in Bell MTS Place on Sunday afternoon, moments after experiencing something he never did in his finale decade as head coach at UND. His Philadelphia Flyers lost 7-1 to the Winnipeg Jets, a margin of defeat UND faced six games into his college coaching career in 2004 and never again. Hakstol’s response to the loss, however, may ring a bell to those in Grand Forks.
Cole Smith thought he had the game won twice in overtime. First, he beat a Denver player off the wall and snapped a shot from the circle. It got by Pioneers goalie Filip Larsson, but the netminder got enough of it to push it wide. Moments later, Smith won a battle along the end wall and centered a pass to Mark Senden, who tapped a shot on net, but Larsson moved over to make a highlight-reel save.
Denver 2, UND 1, OT The story: Moments after UND nearly won the game in overtime, Denver went the other way and got a deflection from senior forward Jarid Lukosevicius on a point shot past UND goalie Adam Scheel with just 21.2 second left in overtime to get the win. Jacob Bernard-Docker had scored the game-tying goal with 2:35 left in regulation for UND. Three stars: 1. Jarid Lukosevicius, DU, game-winning goal; 2. Filip Larsson, DU, 32 saves; 3. Jacob Bernard-Docker, UND, goal.
Add one more guy to the list of players who won’t be in the lineup Saturday for UND. Matt Kiersted was suspended for one game by the National Collegiate Hockey Conference for spearing Denver forward Jake Durflinger after the buzzer of Friday night’s game in Ralph Engelstad Arena. Kiersted, UND’s second-leading scorer, will have to sit out tonight’s series finale against the University of Denver at 7:07 p.m.
Adam Scheel stood at the top of the crease, waiting for Denver’s Brett Stapley to attempt a penalty shot late in Friday’s game. The UND freshman goalie tracked the Montreal Canadiens draft pick as he got close, was in good position for his wrist shot, made a save with his glove and helped preserve a two-goal lead.
UND 4, Denver 1 The story: UND scored twice in a dominant first period, then held off Denver the rest of the way. Linemates Gavin Hain and Mark Senden (two points) scored in the first, Matt Kiersted scored in the third and Colton Poolman finished it off with an empty-netter. UND goalie Adam Scheel made 21 saves to win his second-straight start. Three stars: 1. Mark Senden, UND, goal, assist; 2. Adam Scheel, UND, 21 saves, assist; 3. Nick Jones, UND, assist
FRIDAY, DEC. 7, 2018 No. 6 Denver at No. 14 North Dakota When: 7:37 tonight, 7:07 p.m. Saturday. Where: Ralph Engelstad Arena (limited tickets available). TV: Midco Sports Network (GF Ch. 27/622 HD). On Saturday only, the game will be on Fox College Sports Pacific, DirecTV 608 and Dish Network 452. Radio: The Fox (96.1 FM). Webcast: NCHC.tv. Live blog: undhockey.areavoices.com. TEAM STATS UND Scoring 29 Jordan Kawaguchi so f 3-8--11 22 Rhett Gardner sr f 8-1--9 16 Grant Mismash so f 5-4--9
Mike Keane was an NHL captain and a three-time Stanley Cup champion. He played pro hockey into his 40s and is now works in the front office of the Winnipeg Jets. He has plenty of wisdom to pass along. And one piece of advice that he gave to his son, Jackson, years ago has been vital for the UND freshman and came into focus on Saturday night.
Grant Mismash has already gone through this. Last season, he was somewhat surprisingly left off of USA’s World Junior Championship roster. Prior to the World Junior announcement, Mismash was averaging .82 points per game (14 points in 17 games). After learning he was left off the World Junior team, Mismash averaged .38 points per game (eight points in 21 games) for the rest of the season.
This UND hockey season has been filled with highs and lows. The Fighting Hawks have gone from beating Minnesota in Las Vegas and sweeping Wisconsin in Ralph Engelstad Arena to getting swept by Western Michigan at home. While there's been plenty of frustration during the inconsistent first half, Saturday night showed why this team has a lot of promise. UND beat defending national champion Minnesota Duluth 2-1 in AmsOil Arena, despite playing the game without four forwards (and the final two periods without five forwards).