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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Ricky Weiss took a trip to the outskirts of Phoenix in January. It wasn't for a vacation, though. The late model driver from Manitoba decided to compete against some of the top late model drivers in the country in the Wild West Shootout at the Arizona Speedway. The results were impressive. He won two races that featured World of Outlaw late model drivers Mike Marlar, Brandon Sheppard, David Breazeale and Chase Junghans. Marlar is the co-leader in points in the World of Outlaws circuit.
Tyler Palmiscno led the East Grand Forks boys hockey program to its only two state championships in school history in 2014 and 2015. He stepped down after the second title to dedicate more time to his family and full-time job. It has been a bit strange, though, Palmiscno admitted. "The last three years was the first time in 35 years that I wasn't a part of organized hockey in any way, shape or form," Palmiscno said. So, after the job re-opened spring, and after a lot of discussions with his family, Palmiscno has decided to return.
Perennial power Gonzaga got a first-hand look at Geno Crandall last season. The UND guard had 28 points, five rebounds and hit a last-second 3-pointer to send a game between the Fighting Hawks and the Bulldogs to overtime. Gonzaga ended up winning that game in overtime, despite the scare from the 30-point underdog Fighting Hawks. This season, Crandall will be on Gonzaga's side. The Minneapolis native, who went to DeLaSalle High School, announced Thursday afternoon that he's transferring to the national powerhouse program for his senior season.
T.J. Oshie will have his day with the Stanley Cup on July 24. He’s expected to bring it back to the area, but exact details are not yet available and it is unclear whether there will be enough time for a public event to go along with it. Oshie, who played high school hockey at Warroad and college hockey at UND, won the Stanley Cup with the Washington Capitals last month.
This April in Florida, the head coaches of the NCHC and WCHA were surveyed on whether they wanted to continue using 3-on-3s. They voted 18-0 in favor.
The NHL's free agency period opens today. Eleven former UND players who were under NHL contract last season are free agents. Six are unrestricted free agents. Five are restricted and likely to re-sign with their current teams. UND's unrestricted free agents Drew Stafford (2003-06), New Jersey Devils -- The 32-year-old forward has played in 784 NHL regular-season games. His role diminished last season with the Devils. Stafford had eight goals and 15 points in 59 games. Will he be able to find a landing spot?
Bill Landry sat on a desk in the middle of his second-floor Grand Forks Central classroom on Thursday afternoon. One wall is covered with the senior picture of every student he's had since 1996. Another wall is covered with political signs dating back to the early 1990s, a nod to his position as a government teacher. There's a concrete pig with a Central logo in the room, too—a unique trophy that Landry, the longtime football assistant coach, handed to his top offensive lineman each year. The winners' names are written on it dating back to the 1979 season.
As a kid, Jacob Lindemann tagged along every time his father, Jeremy, brought the Roseau junior varsity football team to East Grand Forks for a game. Jacob knew that meant they were going to a UND football game afterward. “I’ve always been a fan,” he said. So, the 6-foot-4, 260-pound lineman from Roseau didn’t have to think long about how to answer a question from UND head coach Bubba Schweigert on Thursday.
Dave Hakstol’s Philadelphia Flyers picked a player from his old program Saturday when they drafted Gavin Hain in the sixth round. Berry said he and Hakstol never discussed Hain, but “Dave is pretty well aware of our program, has a pretty good pulse of our recruits coming in, knows what our culture is all about here, and any time you can take a player from our culture and put it into his culture, it’s a seamless transition.”
UND forward commit Jasper Weatherby was passed over in the first two years he was eligible for the NHL Draft. He wasn’t on any draft rankings to start this season. But after leading the BCHL in scoring in both the regular season and postseason -- and lifting the Wenatchee Wild to a league title -- he became one of the fast-risers among NHL prospects.