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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After the St. Louis Blues clinched their first playoff spot in five years, radio play-by-play man Chris Kerber conducted interviews with veterans on the ice for the crowd to hear. After finishing with Keith Tkachuk, Kerber asked if there were any last interview requests. The 19,000 in attendance all started chanting "Oshie." "I had a feeling that was coming," Kerber said. As he's done everywhere in his career, T.J. Oshie wasted little time becoming a major fan favorite in St. Louis.
At 89 years old, Dale Youngern is playing at least one 18-hole round of golf per week. He still can break 100 and put the ball in the hole with his tee shot. Last week, the 1939 Grand Forks Central graduate got his fourth hole-in-one by acing the 143-yard, par 3, No. 16 hole at Valley Golf Course in East Grand Forks.
From 9 to 5 on Monday through Friday, Jeff Glas is a credit analyst at West Bank in Des Moines, Iowa. On the weekends, he's become the highest-scoring kicker in arenafootball2. The former Grand Forks Red River and UND kicker is in the midst of his third pro football season, which has turned out to be his best. Playing for the Iowa Barnstormers, Glas has racked up a league-high 166 points by making a league-high 21 field goals in 39 attempts. Glas has more than doubled 16 of the other 19 kickers in the league in field goals.
Jean-Philippe Lamoureux signed with the Alaska Aces in the East Coast Hockey League last season, knowing that if he wanted an NHL contract, he had to earn it. That's exactly what the former Grand Forks Central and UND standout did. After a brilliant season in the ECHL - where Lamoureux was named the league's rookie of the year and goalie of the year - the 2008 Hobey Baker finalist has signed a one-year contract with the Buffalo Sabres. Lamoureux will report to the Sabres' training camp in September and is expected to start with the team's American Hockey League affiliate, the Portland Pi
Michael Forney wrestled with the decision for three months. Should he sign with the Atlanta Thrashers or return to UND, where he spent two injury-plagued years before rediscovering his game in the United States Hockey League? The answer came on Monday morning. Forney signed a multiyear, two-way contract with the Thrashers, giving up his final two years of college eligibility. The Thief River Falls native is expected to start his pro career with the American Hockey League's Chicago Wolves this fall, possibly alongside former UND teammates Rylan Kaip and Andrew Kozek. Forney came to UND as
Ryan Moody is in Las Vegas. He's scouring tournaments with 700 teams in 40 locations for the future of the UND men's basketball program. He's seen NBC host Chris Hansen and Miami Heat standout Michael Beasley there.
Derrick LaPoint sat down with his teammates and watched the gruesome video. Not the one you saw on the Internet that clearly shows his leg shattering upon impact with the end boards during a February game. This recording of the play was taken from the bench area. "It looks way worse," LaPoint says. "Too graphic for YouTube." Some UND players nearly lost their lunch. Others asked LaPoint how he could watch it. "It hurt more the first time around," he says.
UND came down on junior forward Matt Frattin on Wednesday, announcing a minimum two-game suspension, reducing his scholarship money and ordering him to attend counseling following his arrest for disorderly conduct early Tuesday morning. Frattin will sit out the exhibition game against the University of Manitoba and the regular-season opener against Merrimack on Oct. 9. "From my standpoint, the consequences are serious, but fair," UND coach Dave Hakstol said.
One of the top boys high school hockey goalies in Minnesota is heading to UND. Thief River Falls' Zane Gothberg verbally committed to play for the Sioux on Friday night, choosing UND over Minnesota and Denver. He likely will arrive on campus in the fall of 2012. "I'm just really antsy and excited to play for UND," said Gothberg, whose grandmother was an occupational therapist at the school for 38 years. "Growing up, I obviously loved watching the Sioux games at the old Ralph.
The Summit League -- a conference UND has said it would like to join -- is losing a member. Centenary College in Shreveport, La., has notified the Summit League that its last year in the conference will be 2011. The announcement does not come as a surprise. Centenary has struggled greatly since it joined the league in 2003 and it has been rumored that the school will consider dropping its athletic programs to the NCAA Division III level. The Summit League said Wednesday that outgoing Centenary president Ken Schwab notified them about the school's intent to pursue other opportunities.