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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There are only two NHL teams who have never picked a UND player in the draft. One is the Vegas Golden Knights, who have only participated in the event once. The other is the Minnesota Wild. The Wild have had 18 drafts in franchise history, selecting a total of 129 players, but none of them have been UND-bound.
Four or five of UND’s incoming rookies could wind up being selected in the NHL Draft, which starts at 6:30 p.m. Friday in Dallas (NBC Sports Network). It continues with Rounds 2-7 at 10 a.m. Saturday morning (NHL Network). Defensemen Jonny Tychonick and Jacob Bernard-Docker are locks to be picked. They could go as high as the late first round. Forwards Gavin Hain and Jasper Weatherby are in the mix to go late in the draft.
First, there’s Jonny Tychonick. He’s a left-handed defenseman. He likes to jump in the play. He can create offense on a dime with elite skill. He has a very outgoing and talkative personality. Then, there’s Jacob Bernard-Docker. He’s a right-handed shot defenseman. He prefers to stay at home. He’s a terrific defender. And his personality is more reserved.
Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson’s dazzling move in the Olympic gold-medal game shootout, which lifted the Americans to their first women’s hockey gold in 20 years, has the Grand Forks native in the mix for an ESPY Award. Lamoureux-Davidson is one of four finalists for the ESPY Award that will go to the Best Female Olympian. The other finalists are snowboarders Jamie Anderson and Chloe Kim and skier Mikaela Shiffrin.
It was supposed to be a one-time thing. About 10 years ago, UND new media director Matt Schill gave men's hockey player Brad Miller a video camera and asked him to interview teammates for a segment for UND's website. It was such a hit that Schill asked Miller to do it a second time. It wasn't long before it became a weekly show named and branded as "Brad Miller Time." Miller didn't think much of it at the time. It was just something fun to do while in college. But as it turns out, that was just his first venture into media.
Jeff Ulmer won an NCAA national championship at UND in 1997. He played for the New York Rangers. He scored his first NHL goal against Dominik Hasek in Madison Square Garden. He once played in a third period of an NHL game where the goal scorers were, successively, Jaromir Jagr, Jaromir Jagr, Mario Lemieux, Jeff Ulmer and Mark Messier. Since graduating from UND in 1999, he has played for teams in the United States, Canada, England, Finland, Germany, Sweden, Belarus, Switzerland, Russia, Slovenia, Austria, Scotland and Denmark.
Jake Kuhlman spent his first college tennis season playing for the Miami Hurricanes. But by this spring, the Grand Forks Red River graduate said he was looking for a different coaching style and a different place to play. Kuhlman picked a new program this week, and he’ll have a pretty good idea of what to expect from the coach.
One week before the NHL Draft, a guy who was passed over three times earned his second NHL contract. Drake Caggiula, the 2016 NCAA Frozen Four Most Outstanding Player, signed a two-year, $3 million deal with the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday. Caggiula would have been a restricted free agent in July. Since winning the 2016 national championship at UND, Caggiula has played two seasons with the Oilers. He has tallied 20 goals and 38 points in 127 games. Despite not being drafted, Caggiula has yet to play a game in the minor leagues.
College hockey is on the verge of axing 3-on-3 overtimes and shootouts. In an effort to standardize overtime procedure across all six conferences, the NCAA Men’s and Women’s Ice Hockey Rules Committee approved a mandate that all leagues use only a five-minute, five-on-five overtime. After that, games would end in a tie.
Eleven former members of the now-eliminated UND women’s hockey program filed a class action lawsuit against the North Dakota University System in U.S. District Court on Tuesday.