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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WINNIPEG—The Winnipeg Whiteout has made Bell MTS Place nearly impossible for opponents during this playoff season. The Jets, who haven't lost at home since February, are 4-0 in Winnipeg in the playoffs with two wild come-from-behind victories and two decisive ones in front of their raucous fans. What's it like to play in front of the type of crowd that will be in Bell MTS Place at 8:30 tonight for Game 4 of Winnipeg's conference semifinal series against Nashville? UND coach Brad Berry knows.
WINNIPEG—After Dustin Byfuglien scored his second goal of the game, he took of his glove and did a dance by the the boards as a raucous Bell MTS Place crowd roared. "I've probably danced a couple times in my day," Byfuglien said. "But not lately." The Roseau product had good reason to do it. After trailing 3-0, Byfuglien and the Winnipeg Jets stormed back to beat the Nashville Predators 7-4 on Tuesday night in Winnipeg to take a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven NHL playoff series.
Another Schmaltz is on the way to UND. Jake Schmaltz, the cousin of former UND standouts and current NHL players Jordan and Nick Schmaltz, gave a verbal commitment to play college hockey in Grand Forks.
One of the first tasks that's expected to fall on the desk of new UND athletic director Bill Chaves is to negotiate a new contract for head men's hockey coach Brad Berry. Berry is about to enter the final year of his initial four-year deal that he signed in the summer of 2015, when he took over for Dave Hakstol, who left to coach the Philadelphia Flyers.
Grand Forks Central graduate Kaleb Binstock had been the top hitter for the University of Jamestown this baseball season. But even so, Jamestown coach Tom Hager never imagined what he would see Friday. Binstock, a junior with one home run on the season entering the day, belted four homers in a pair of wins over Viterbo University and Dakota State. Binstock’s final line on the day: 7-for-9, four HRs, a double and 12 RBIs.
Brock Boeser missed the last month-plus of the season with a back injury. He did enough before the injury, though, to be one of three finalists for the NHL's Calder Trophy as the league's top rookie. Boeser, the former UND star and Vancouver Canucks forward, was named a finalist Sunday along with Arizona Coyotes forward Clayton Keller, who played at Boston University, and New York Islanders forward Mathew Barzal. The winner will be announced June 20th at the NHL Awards at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.
Brock Boeser missed the last month-plus of the season with a back injury. He did enough before the injury, though, to be one of three finalists for the NHL’s Calder Trophy as the league’s top rookie. Boeser, the former UND star and Vancouver Canucks forward, was named a finalist Sunday along with Arizona Coyotes forward Clayton Keller, who played at Boston University, and New York Islanders forward Mathew Barzal.
It's a good thing college hockey fans won't be in the room this week in Naples, Fla., when coaches and administrators discuss what's expected to be the hottest topic at the annual convention. They would probably cringe at some of the things that will be said when the debate turns to overtimes. Right now, there are three different ways that overtime is handled across the six conferences in college hockey.
WINNIPEG -- Mark Poolman had knee surgery on Friday morning. He drove up to Winnipeg on Friday afternoon. And he was in the raucous Bell MTS Place on Friday night, watching his son, Tucker, help the Winnipeg Jets romp the Minnesota Wild 5-0 and win the city’s first NHL playoff series in 31 years.
WINNIPEG—Matt Cullen skated off the ice Friday night at Bell MTS Place. He tapped his stick on the ice three times as teammate Marcus Foligno patted him on the shoulder. It wasn't lost on Minnesota Wild players that their 5-0 loss to the Winnipeg Jets—a team that didn't exist when Cullen first stepped foot into the NHL 20 years ago—could be the final game of the Moorhead product's remarkable NHL career.