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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There are eight teams in college hockey this season with eight-plus NHL Draft picks on their roster: Minnesota, Boston University, Boston College, Providence, Michigan, Wisconsin, UND and Notre Dame. If the season ended today, not a single one would be in the NCAA tournament. The three teams with the highest number of draft picks -- Minnesota, Boston University and Boston College -- all have losing records.
Jim Scanlan is the all-time winningest coach for the Bemidji State women's hockey program. Scanlan set the record in a memorable way Friday night with his Bemidji State team upsetting No. 9 Ohio State in Columbus, Ohio. It marked the 82nd career victory for Scanlan, surpassing the total of his predecessor, Steve Sertich. The Beavers beat the Buckeyes 3-2 on a third-period goal by Emily Bergland of Thief River Falls.
DENVER -- There’s a bar and grill on the east end of campus called ‘Crimson and Gold,’ a nod to the University of Denver’s school colors. It has murals of former Pioneer athletes painted on the walls and a neon bar sign commemorating the hockey program’s back-to-back NCAA titles in 2004 and 2005, a feat nobody has accomplished since. A few minutes before noon on a Friday, the front door swings open. In walks the man who was in charge of those two teams, a man behind putting much of the history on the walls.
Griffin Ness was a sophomore on Wayzata’s 2016 Minnesota state boys high school hockey championship team. His captain was Mark Senden. “Unbelievable guy,” Ness said. “Unbelievable hockey player. Great person off the ice, too.” Ness has followed in Senden’s footsteps in a lot of ways.
Arizona State will very likely be in the NCAA tournament this season. The Sun Devils’ sweep of RIT over the weekend has them at No. 8 in the Pairwise Rankings with just four regular-season games to go. Arizona State hosts American International on Feb. 15-16 and plays at Minnesota on March 1-2.
DENVER -- It was Groundhog’s Day on Saturday. And just like the 1993 movie, the UND hockey team must feel like it’s living this day over and over again. Saturday night’s 1-1 tie against Denver in Magness Arena wasn’t as dominant as other efforts where the Fighting Hawks weren’t rewarded, but it had a lot of the same elements.
UND 1, Denver 1, tie
DENVER -- The best goal-scorers in UND’s junior and senior classes were in Magness Arena on Friday night. They sat together, some 20 rows up in Section 7. They only used a couple inches of their seats, because they were leaning so far forward intensely watching the game. At times, they couldn’t even do that. They had to stand and nervously pace the aisle. They were riding a wave of emotions with every scoring chance.
Denver 2, UND 1 The story: With former UND stars Troy Stecher, Brock Boeser and Tyson Jost on hand, the Fighting Hawks had an all-too-familiar game. It outshot an opponent by double digits, had trouble burying chances and lost 2-1 to Denver. Collin Adams scored the lone goal for UND. It took until the 43rd shot of the game to score on Pioneer goalie Filip Larsson. In his two starts against UND this season, Larsson has stopped 77 of 79 shots. With the win, Denver passes UND for fourth in the NCHC standings.
FRIDAY, FEB. 1-2, 2019 UND at No. 7 Denver When: 8:07 tonight, 8:07 p.m. Saturday. Where: Magness Arena, Denver. TV: Altitude 2 on Friday (DirecTV 682-1). Radio: The Fox (96.1 FM). Webcast: NCHC.tv.