Brad Elliott Schlossman
Schlossman is in his 13th year covering college hockey for the Herald. In 2016, he was named the top beat writer in the country by the Associated Press Sports Editors. He 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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Q. What’s been your favorite road trip so far this season? A. I’ll say Wisconsin. We had a pretty good weekend in terms of how we did. Good rink. They have a lot of fans and it was two historic programs going at it. Q. What’s one thing Grand Forks needs to get? A. I’ll go with the generic answer of Chipotle, even though I’m not a huge Chipotle fan. Q. Who is the best player you’ve ever played against? A. Brayden Point (of the Tampa Bay Lightning). Q. What’s your favorite hockey movie?
UND played No. 4-ranked Denver, the defending national champion, four times this season. The Fighting Hawks were dead-even with the Pioneers, splitting a series in Denver and tying twice in Grand Forks. UND played No. 1-ranked St. Cloud State, the regular season champion in the National Collegiate Hockey Conference, four times this season. Three of those games went to overtime.
Jocelyne and Monique Lamoureux sat on barstools on a stage in Ralph Engelstad Arena's lobby Thursday night. They were wearing their blue USA hockey jerseys with shiny Olympic gold medals around their necks. With nearly 1,000 people packed into the arena's entrance—some seated, some standing, some hanging over a railing from suite level trying to get a glimpse of them—the twins were asked when it finally hit them that they had become the state's first Olympic gold medalists.
One streak survived last weekend. Thanks to UND's Saturday night tie against St. Cloud State, the Fighting Hawks finished in the top half of the National Collegiate Hockey Conference and will play a first-round league playoff series at home for the 16th-straight season. It's the longest streak of top-half conference finishes in college hockey by seven years. The only team within a decade of UND's current run is Boston College at nine years. Now, UND's sights are set on extending two more historic streaks—and they both go hand-in-hand.
UND’s top defensive pairing of Christian Wolanin and Colton Poolman were recognized on all-National Collegiate Hockey Conference teams Wednesday. Wolanin was named all-NCHC second team and Poolman was named all-NCHC honorable mention. Wolanin is bidding to become the first defenseman to lead UND in scoring since James Patrick in 1982-83. The junior from Rochester, Mich., has 11 goals and 32 points.
UND freshman Grant Mismash was named to the all-National Collegiate Hockey Conference rookie team Monday. Mismash has nine goals and 22 points in 34 games this season for UND. Eight of his nine goals came in NCHC play. Mismash was named rookie of the week a league-leading four times and was the NCHC’s rookie of the month for October.
Former UND forward Brock Boeser of the Vancouver Canucks, considered one of the frontrunners for the NHL’s rookie of the year award, may be out for the rest of the season. Boeser sustained a soft-tissue injury and a small, non-structural, non-displaced fracture of the transverse process in his lower back after violently colliding with an open door along the bench in Monday night’s game. Boeser was taken to the hospital and was released.
The latest stop on the Olympic gold-medal victory tour for Grand Forks natives and twin sisters Jocelyne and Monique Lamoureux included an appearance on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. The Lamoureux twins, who led the Americans to gold in the 2018 Pyeongchang Games, appeared on Monday night's episode in New York City. They also appeared with team captain Meghan Duggan and goalie Maddie Rooney. Fallon asked Jocelyne and Monique about being twin sisters and Jocelyne's game-winning shootout goal.
The UND men's hockey team made its fan base sweat out another blown lead in the third period, another overtime game and wait until the final second of the regular season ticked off the clock. But when it finally did Saturday night, the streak of top-half finishes in the league and home-ice series for the first round of the playoffs was still in tact. Thanks to a 2-2 tie with No. 1-ranked St. Cloud State in Ralph Engelstad Arena, UND will be right back at home again next weekend to host Omaha in the National Collegiate Hockey Conference playoffs.
UND 2, St. Cloud State 2, tie The story: UND gave up a two-goal lead in the third period but managed a 2-2 tie to get a point and clinch home-ice advantage for a 16th consecutive season. Grant Mismash and Rhett Gardner scored for UND. Ryan Poehling and Jacob Benson scored for St. Cloud State. UND got the extra point by winning the three-on-three on a goal by Rhett Gardner.