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, Wisconsin 0
FRIDAY, NOV. 2, 2018 No. 16 Wisconsin at No. 14 UND When: 7:37 tonight, 7:07 p.m. Saturday. Where: Ralph Engelstad Arena. TV: Midco Sports Network (GF Ch. 27/622 HD). Radio: The Fox (96.1 FM).
Don’t worry, Wisconsin. He’s not actually playing. Jim Archibald, wearing full hockey gear and his old No. 15, will be introduced during pregame warmups tonight in Ralph Engelstad Arena. It’s the start of a new tradition where UND will bring back former greats to skate “One Last Shift” in pregame introductions with the current team.
The Fargo Force gave away a hard hat to a player at the end of each win last season. The recipient wasn't necessarily the player who scored the most goals that night or who had the best stat line. It was supposed to go to the hardest worker, someone who may not have gotten credit for their work on that particular night. The winner was often captain Mark Senden, a checking-line player. He didn't possess the elite skills of others on the team, but his determination to win was unquestioned.
LAS VEGAS—UNLV hockey general manager Zee Kahn stood in Orleans Arena on Thursday morning watching his team run through practice. All around him, UND officials were making preparations for Saturday night's U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Game against the University of Minnesota. UNLV served as an undercard, so to speak, helping prepare Orleans Arena for the big game. Players and coaches communicated with the ice crew about problem spots with the ice and boards that could be fixed before Saturday. But the long-term goal here is for UNLV to be the main event.
LAS VEGAS—The first sign that this might be a home run came on Feb. 9, 2013. On that day, UND played an outdoor game against Omaha at T.D. Ameritrade Park, home of the College World Series. Yes, UND drew more than 7,000 people to a game in Winnipeg a year earlier, but it was the Omaha outdoor game that really opened eyes. UND fans flooded Omaha that weekend and turned the outdoor game into a home game, even though UND was technically the visitor. It was after that weekend that fans printed t-shirts that said, "Every game is a home game."
(Editor’s note: This is a travel blog by Herald hockey beat writer Brad Elliott Schlossman to give fans a behind-the-scenes look at everything happening off the ice during UND’s trip to Las Vegas. It will be updated throughout the week.)
LAS VEGAS—When Joel Janatuinen skated the puck up the left side and sent it into an empty net, UND's bench celebrated wildly. They just clinched a 3-1 win over rival Minnesota in Orleans Arena in front of a partisan 7,412 fans on Saturday night. Then, they had to catch a charter flight home. Probably a good thing. UND cost the bookies at the Orleans Hotel and Casino—which made the Fighting Hawks big underdogs—quite a bit of money. The fans, meanwhile, were sent out into the Vegas night revelling in UND's biggest win of the season.
UND 3, Minnesota 1 The story: Playing in Las Vegas in front of a wild green-and-white crowd, UND beat rival Minnesota 3-1 to send the fans celebrating into the night. East Grand Forks defenseman Colton Poolman scored two goals and Joel Janatuinen added the empty-netter. Rookie goalie Adam Scheel stopped 20 of 21 shots, allowing just a five-on-three goal.
LAS VEGAS -- UND will wear special jerseys for warmups ahead of tonight's U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Game against the University of Minnesota. The jerseys will all have No. 23 on them and will say "Engelstad" on the back. It is a nod to former UND goalie Ralph Engelstad, who donated more than $100 million to build UND's home hockey facility in Grand Forks. The family of the late Engelstad will be on hand for the game. Engelstad used to own and operate a casino on the strip in Las Vegas. His family still lives in the city. Front: