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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Two weeks ago, UND’s seniors were honored in Ralph Engelstad Arena. Last weekend, they played their last game for the program. This week, they’re starting to split up as they begin their pro hockey careers.
Before the 2016 NCAA Frozen Four semifinals, Denver coach Jim Montgomery tried to bait UND head coach Brad Berry into matching his top line against DU’s top line. It didn’t work. Berry did exactly what Montgomery hoped to avoid: He stuck the Heavy Line, UND’s big, physical shutdown unit, against Denver’s top line all night long.
During his first three offseasons as UND’s head coach, Brad Berry lost 10 players to early NHL signings -- the most of any three-year span in the last 25 years of UND hockey. Now that UND’s season ended with a 4-2 loss to Denver on Saturday night in Magness Arena, early NHL signing season has arrived again. This year, all eyes will be on UND junior defenseman Colton Poolman.
DENVER -- UND’s seniors walked around the locker room, hugging every teammate. They walked into the hallway at Magness Arena and shared embraces with every member of the support staff. It is a tradition to end each season this way. It just rarely comes this early.
Denver 4, UND 2 The story: Denver ended UND's season with a two-game sweep of the first-round series in Magness Arena, ending UND's run of consecutive first-round league playoff series wins at 16 seasons. For the first time since the NCHC was formed, UND will not make the NCHC Frozen Faceoff. As has been the case all season, UND racked up a shots on goal advantage over its opponent (42-18), but it didn't translate to a win. Denver scored two goals in the second period to break a 1-1 tie and take the lead for good.
SCROLL DOWN on this page for live game updates of the NCHC playoff series Game 2 between No. 19 UND and No. 8 Denver. NCHC playoffs Game 2 Who: UND (No. 5 seed, 18-16-2) at Denver (No. 4 seed, 20-10-5) When: 8:08 p.m. tonight. Where: Magness Arena, Denver. TV: Midco Sports Network (GF Ch. 27/622).
DENVER -- The start of the playoffs looked a lot like the regular season. UND controlled the opening period, didn’t allow a shot on goal for more than 16 minutes, generated some Grade A-scoring chances. . . and found itself trailing when it went to the intermission.
Denver 2, UND 0
SCROLL DOWN on this page for live game updates of the NCHC playoff series opener between No. 19 UND and No. 8 Denver. NCHC playoffs Game 1 Who: UND (No. 5 seed, 18-15-2) at Denver (No. 4 seed, 19-10-5) When: 8:08 p.m. tonight. Where: Magness Arena, Denver. TV: Midco Sports Network (GF Ch. 27/622).
FRIDAY, MARCH 15, 2019 No. 19 UND at No. 8 Denver When: 8:08 p.m. tonight, 8:08 p.m. Saturday, 7:08 p.m. Sunday (if necessary). Where: Magness Arena, Denver. TV: Midco Sports Network (GF Ch. 27/622). Radio: The Fox (96.1 FM). Webcast: NCHC.tv.