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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DULUTH, Minn. -- Late Friday night, Rhett Gardner warned it wouldn’t be pretty. He was right. It wasn’t. But a heavily depleted UND squad -- one that had every healthy body in the lineup -- beat No. 2 Minnesota Duluth 2-1 in AmsOil Arena on Saturday night to get a much-needed series split.
NORTH DAKOTA 2, MINNESOTA DULUTH 1 The story: UND scored twice in the opening 4:41 of the game and made it hold up, beating No. 2 Minnesota Duluth on the road and ending the Bulldogs' nine-game home unbeaten streak. Three stars: 1. Jordan Kawaguchi, UND, 1 goal, 1 assist; 2. Adam Scheel, UND, 28 saves; 3. Grant Mismash, UND, 1 goal
DULUTH, Minn.—Remember when UND was dominant in AmsOil Arena? Remember UND's blowout win on the building's opening night in 2010? Remember the six wins and four shutouts in the first seven trips to AmsOil? It all seems so long ago. UND lived its latest—and its worst—nightmare in the arena on the banks of Lake Superior on Friday night, losing 5-0 to Minnesota Duluth in front of 6,787 fans.
MINNESOTA DULUTH 5, UND 0 The story: Minnesota Duluth scored four times in the second period to blow open the game and beat UND 5-0. It was the fifth-straight loss for UND in AmsOil Arena. UND is 1-9 in its last 10 games against the Bulldogs. Three stars: 1. Parker Mackay, Duluth, 1 goal, 1 assist; 2. Kobe Roth, Duluth, 2 goals; 3. Mikey Anderson, Duluth, 1 goal, 1 assist.
Grand Forks Red River junior defenseman Tanner Bernhardson was preparing for his game against West Fargo Sheyenne on Thursday afternoon. Bernhardson was ready to play with a heavy heart. His mother, Pam, died Monday after a two-and-a-half year battle with cancer. But while sitting at home Thursday afternoon, he got quite the surprise.
Matt Kiersted didn't hide his feelings about AmsOil Arena. "I'm not a big fan of that place," he said, "going back to high school." Kiersted's nightmares in Minnesota Duluth's home building stem from a pair of section championship game losses. But his teammates may share his thoughts on the place, too. UND hasn't won on the banks of Lake Superior in three years.
FRIDAY, NOV. 30, 2018 No. 15 UND at No. 2 Minnesota Duluth When: 7:07 tonight, 7:07 p.m. Saturday. Where: AmsOil Arena, Duluth. TV: Fox Sports North Plus (Ch. 639 HD) tonight; Midco Sports Network (GF Ch. 27/622 HD) and WDAZ Xtra (Ch. 596) on Saturday. Radio: The Fox (96.1 FM). Webcast: NCHC.tv. Live blog: undhockey.areavoices.com. TEAM STATS UND Scoring 22 Rhett Gardner sr f 8-1--9 24 J Bernard-Docker fr d 3-6--9 29 Jordan Kawaguchi so f 2-7--9 16 Grant Mismash so f 4-4--8
Matt Smaby started keeping notebooks when he was in Germany. Even though he had three or four years left in his pro hockey playing career, Smaby knew he wanted to be a coach someday. So, he prepared for it. Smaby bought notebooks and started writing down everything. He jotted down drills that he liked. He kept notes about playing systems.
The Chicago Blackhawks have played games this season where three of their four centers were former UND players. Jonathan Toews, Nick Schmaltz and Luke Johnson have held down the middle at times. But that won't be happening anymore. The Blackhawks traded Schmaltz, the first-line center of UND's 2016 NCAA national championship team, to the Arizona Coyotes on Sunday night.
The Philadelphia Flyers fired general manager Ron Hextall on Monday morning after a 10-12-2 start to the season. The Flyers have already used five different goaltenders this season and have the worst save percentage in the NHL (.880). It’s a position that has long haunted the franchise.