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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UND 5, Alaska Anchorage 2 The story: UND got two goals from its fourth line and two more on the power play to beat Alaska Anchorage in a nonconference game in Ralph Engelstad Arena. Jackson Keane scored his first-career goal, while Grand Forks Central grad Casey Johnson scored his first of the season. Ludvig Hoff scored in his first game back from injury and Grant Mismash and Rhett Gardner scored on the power play. UND improved to 5-2-1 in nonconference play this season.
UND outshot Alaska Anchorage 78-32 in a two-game series last season. You would think those numbers would have led to a pair of easy wins, but it turn out exactly like that. Both games went to overtime; one ended in a tie, the other in a UND overtime win. As the Fighting Hawks (5-5-1) prepared to take on Alaska Anchorage (1-8-1) at 7:37 tonight and 7:07 p.m. Saturday in Ralph Engelstad Arena, they did so expecting some similarities to last season's series. It could be a low-scoring series with goals at a premium.
Is it a turkey hangover? Is it too much stuffing and mashed potatoes? Is it the fact that the UND hockey team is out of its normal routine on Thanksgiving week? Or is it the fact that the atmosphere in Ralph Engelstad Arena feels a bit off with the students out of town?
Zach Parise has now scored more NHL goals than any player ever to play college hockey at UND. Parise, who plays for the Minnesota Wild, scored his 341st and 342nd regular-season NHL goals this weekend to eclipse the previous mark held by Warroad’s Dave Christian at 340. Parise’s record-setting goal came in the first period Saturday night against the Buffalo Sabres.
Colton Poolman took a deep breath before trying to come up with words for UND's 6-2 home loss to Western Michigan on Saturday night. It was the team's worst loss in Ralph Engelstad Arena in two years. If not for Rhett Gardner's power-play tip with 10.2 seconds left, it would have been the program's worst home loss in more than a decade. The captain paused and gave a frank assessment about a lopsided home loss that sent many of the 11,262 fans for the exits by the midway point of the third period.
Western Michigan 6, UND 2 The story: UND was blown out at home and lost its third-straight game, a four-goal decision to an unranked Western Michigan team. Colt Conrad had five points for the Broncos, who scored three times in the second. Three stars: 1. Colt Conrad, WMU, 1 goal, 4 assists; 2. Josh Passolt, WMU, 2 goals; 3. Corey Schueneman, WMU, 1 goal, 2 assists.
UND is going to outshoot a lot of teams this season. How many wins will it add up to, though? That’s the resonating question after a 2-0 loss to Western Michigan on Friday night in Ralph Engelstad Arena.
Western Michigan 2, UND 0 The story: UND peppered Western Michigan goalie Trevor Gorsuch with 28 shots in the first two periods with nothing to show for it, then got burned for it in the third when Hugh McGing's shot from the corner hit by Western Michigan forward Josh Passolt and UND defenseman Hayden Shaw before slipping in the net. The Broncos tacked on an empty-netter to finish it. Three stars: 1. Trevor Gorsuch, WMU, 32 saves; 2. Josh Passolt, WMU, 1 goal, 1 assist; 3. Peter Thome, UND, 17 saves.
Q. After going through your freshman year, what did you think you needed to improve the most before the start of your sophomore season? A. My conditioning and my overall fitness in general. I didn’t get invited to a development camp or anything like that. I thought I should stay here, get in the weight room this summer and train for this year. I feel like I took a step and hopefully I can take another step next summer as well. Q. How do you feel at the start of this season compared to the start of last season?
Western Michigan forward Wade Allison, a preseason candidate for National Collegiate Hockey Conference player of the year, has been slow in recovering from a lower-body injury that he sustained in January. The Broncos were hoping to have Allison by the start of the season, but he didn’t return to the lineup until last Friday against Omaha. Allison scored a goal in the game and Western won 7-2.