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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Tom Wynne acknowledges that UND's tennis rosters will look different in the future. "We're not that team anymore where if you're a local kid that made it to the high school tournament, you're going to get a chance to play," the UND tennis coach said. "Now, it's 'what's your national ranking?' It's changing really quickly." Using scholarships to recruit for the first time, the men's tennis team announced a three-man signing class for next season with players hailing from across the ocean—Great Britain, Serbia and Croatia.
Chris Larson had a revelation when covering the North Dakota girls state hockey tournament last season. "My experience with girls hockey in covering the state tournament is that there's not enough coverage for girls hockey in the state of North Dakota," Larson said. Larson, the Grand Forks-based program director for the web-based Digital North Media broadcasting, immediately started working on plans to address that. It led to Tuesday night's announcement that he will webcast all Grand Forks KnightRiders home games next season.
The Round 1 battle between the last two North Dakota state girls tennis team champions went to West Fargo Sheyenne on Tuesday afternoon. The Round 1 battle between the last two North Dakota state girls singles champions went to Grand Forks Red River. In a potential preview of the team state championship and singles state championship—both of which will be played in Grand Forks later this month—each side walked away with something to show for it.
WINNIPEG—Perhaps, the Winnipeg Whiteout can be tamed after all. Since winning 13 games in a row in Bell MTS Place, the Winnipeg Jets have suddenly lost three of the last four in front of their vaunted crowd—the latest being a 3-1 loss to the Vegas Golden Knights in Game 2 of their Western Conference final. The best-of-seven series is now tied 1-1 with Games 3 and 4 scheduled for Las Vegas on Wednesday and Friday.
WINNIPEG, Manitoba—The Winnipeg Whiteout can be tamed after all. Since winning 13 games in a row in Bell MTS Place, the Winnipeg Jets have suddenly lost three of the last four in front of their vaunted crowd—the latest a 3-1 loss to the Vegas Golden Knights Monday, May 14, in Game 2 of the Western Conference final. The series is now tied 1-1 with Games 3 and 4 scheduled for Las Vegas this week.
UND incoming freshman Jacob Bernard-Docker joined some elite company Monday afternoon. Bernard-Docker was named the Canadian Junior Hockey League's top defenseman, earning an honor that has been won by NHL first-round draft picks Cale Makar (UMass) and Dante Fabbro (Boston University) the past two years. Bernard-Docker beat out four other finalists for the award, which is handed to the top blue liner among the 10 Junior A leagues in Canada. Bernard-Docker had 20 goals and 41 points in 49 regular-season games for the Okotoks Oilers in the Alberta Junior Hockey League.
Grand Forks Red River is not going to have much margin for error this postseason. It won't be the same as some of its girls tennis teams that have won 15 of the past 16 North Dakota state championships. That's why Thursday's dual was a good test for the Roughriders. Red River played a Grand Forks Central team that has showed an ability to win at every position in the lineup this season. Red River passed that test and beat the Knights 6-3 at University Park.
Ten years ago, Grand Forks native Ryan Potulny scored the game-winning goal for the Philadelphia Phantoms in the longest game in American Hockey League history. On Wednesday night, another contest featuring the Flyers' top minor-league affiliate broke that longest-game record, and another player from this area took center stage. Former Lake of the Woods star goalie Alex Lyon made 94 saves as his Lehigh Valley Phantoms beat the Charlotte Checkers 2-1 in the fifth overtime of Game 4 of their second-round playoff series.
The last NCAA national championship team at UND was captained by a junior defenseman from East Grand Forks. That was Gage Ausmus, who wore the ‘C’ for the 2016 champs. Next season, it will be another junior defenseman from East Grand Forks wearing the captain’s ‘C.’ Colton Poolman was named team captain for UND on Wednesday, earning a rare distinction for a non-senior.
WINNIPEG -- If the Stanley Cup is to spend a bunch of time in the area this summer -- potentially even with stops in Roseau and East Grand Forks -- the NHL’s best home team is going to need to come up with a big win on the road. The Winnipeg Jets blew a chance to clinch their Western Conference semifinal series at home Monday night, suffering a 4-0 loss to Nashville that will force a decisive Game 7 on Thursday.