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. -- 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.
UND sophomore goaltender Peter Thome is out longterm with an undisclosed injury and UND will bring in a new goaltender immediately to help give depth to the position, a source has told the Herald. Thome was injured last Thursday in practice and missed last weekend’s series against Colorado College. While there's no timetable on his recovery, Thome isn't expected back soon.
UND didn’t plan for it to happen. But the men’s hockey team may have picked a rather appropriate way to tip its hat to the 1959 NCAA national championship team during its 60-year reunion in Ralph Engelstad Arena this weekend.
Milwaukee’s Bradley Center, the site where UND won the 1997 NCAA national championship, was demolished on Sunday morning. The Bradley Center had been home for the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks from 1988-2018, but the Bucks moved to the brand-new Fiserv Forum this season. On Sunday morning, workers used explosives to take out the building’s roof. The site will be redeveloped.
Adam Scheel was vomiting late Friday night and Saturday morning. When the UND freshman goalie arrived in Ralph Engelstad Arena at 9 a.m. for morning skate, the coaching staff sent him home to get rest and fluids. "It was concerning," said UND coach Brad Berry, who was already without injured goalie Peter Thome. "We sent him home right away. He got some fluids. I don't think he ate a whole lot, but he got some fluids in him. He came back to the rink with a smile on his face, ready to go. I'm proud of him for digging in and finding a way to get it done."
UND 3, Colorado College 2, OT The story: For the second-straight night, UND beat Colorado College in overtime. Jordan Kawaguchi scored the game-winning goal 50 seconds into overtime. He also added an assist. The win marked UND's first NCHC sweep of the season. Three stars: 1. Jordan Kawaguchi, UND, game-winning goal, assist; 2. Nick Jones, UND, two assists; 3. Adam Scheel, UND, 22 saves.
UND defenseman Gabe Bast has been suspended one game by the National Collegiate Hockey Conference for an illegal hit to the head on Colorado College forward Alex Berardinelli on Friday night. Bast will be forced to sit out tonight’s series finale against the Tigers at 7:07 p.m. in Ralph Engelstad Arena and will return for next weekend’s series at Omaha.
For a moment in the third period, UND had to wonder: What did it do to deserve this fate? It was losing another game it had dominated. It was 15 minutes away from its eighth loss this season when outshooting an opponent by double digits. No other National Collegiate Hockey Conference team has three such losses. And this one would have had the bitter, lasting image attached to it of UND transfer Chris Wilkie popping his Colorado College jersey to fans in the front row at Ralph Engelstad Arena after scoring the go-ahead goal for the Tigers.
UND 4, Colorado College 3, OT The story: Trailing by a goal with less than six minutes to go in the third period, UND's Jordan Kawaguchi scored the game-tying goal with 5:46 to go in regulation and Ludvig Hoff re-directed a Jacob Bernard-Docker point shot with 45 seconds left in overtime to give UND a much-needed NCHC victory. Nick Jones and Jordan Kawaguchi each had a goal and an assist in the game for UND.