Brad Elliott Schlossman
The UND invasion of Las Vegas is about to begin. From Boston to Los Angeles, from Vancouver to Tampa, from Winnipeg to London, UND fans are traveling from all over the country -- and even the world -- to watch Saturday night’s U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Game between the Fighting Hawks and Minnesota in Orleans Arena. There will be a former Frozen Four Most Outstanding Player in Vegas as well as an 87-year-old grandmother.
Jake Marto and Aaron Schneekloth are Kelly Cup champs again. Marto, a defenseman, and Schneekloth, the team’s head coach, led the Colorado Eagles to back-to-back titles in the ECHL. On Saturday night, the Eagles rallied from down a goal in the final 10 minutes of Game 7 on the road to beat Florida 3-2 and win the Kelly Cup for a second-straight season.
UND officially announced its incoming rookie class Thursday morning and it is just as we expected: goalie Adam Scheel , defensemen Jacob Bernard-Docker and Jonny Tychonick and forwards Jasper Weatherby , Gavin Hain , Jackson Keane and Carter Huber . Here’s the list of numbers that they are expected to wear:
Once again, UND won’t have a Calder Cup champion this year. While former UND players have been on several Stanley Cup-winning teams, it seems that the Calder has been more elusive. In the last 14 years, only one player has won it: Derek Forbort with the Manchester Monarchs in 2015.
This afternoon, in response to a tweet about UND liking to play destination games every two or three years, I mentioned that the next destination will almost surely be Nashville. We had a story on this last summer in the Herald, but my tweet seemed to be the first time many were hearing about it. So, that probably means we’re due for an update.
A Clark Cup, An RBC Cup And More Player Movement Posted on May 23, 2018 https://undhockey.areavoices.com/?aut
Random Updates Posted on May 17, 2018 Brad Elliott
With Shane Gersich drawing into the lineup for the last two games for the Washington Capitals — in a season in which he played college hockey at UND — I was curious to find out who was the last from UND to play in the Stanley Cup Playoffs in the same season that he played college. Along with that I tried to compile a list of players who played both UND hockey and in the NHL in the same season. Here’s what I came up with:
University of Denver coach Jim Montgomery is headed to the NHL. Montgomery will be named head coach of the Dallas Stars later this week, vacating the top spot in Denver after five years. Montgomery notably helped the Pioneers to the NCAA national championship in 2017. The top candidate to replace Montgomery is believed to be assistant coach David Carle. The Denver Post reported that if Carle is hired, he will keep current assistant Tavis MacMillan as his top associate.