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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We're more than halfway through the nonconference portion of the National Collegiate Hockey Conference schedule. It's nearly 60 percent complete. And the NCHC, once again, appears set to establish itself as the league with the best nonconference record. After UND's two-game sweep of Wisconsin last weekend, the NCHC holds a 31-13-5 (.684) nonconference record. That's more than 100 points ahead of the Big Ten, which comes in second with a 22-16-3 (.573) nonconference record.
There was a two-minute break between regulation and overtime. So, UND coach Brad Berry didn’t need to change players on the five-on-three power play. They got their rest and he had the ability to stick with the same unit that started the two-man advantage. But the Fighting Hawk coaching staff did not. They put freshman Jacob Bernard-Docker on the ice -- and the rookie defenseman delivered.
UND 3, Wisconsin 2, OT The story: UND had a five-on-three power play for the final 1:23 of regulation and the first 21 seconds of overtime. It took almost the entire power play until rookie Jacob Bernard-Docker ripped a shot into the corner of the net to give UND the sweep and its fourth-straight win. Three stars: 1. Jacob Bernard-Docker, UND, game-winning goal; 2. Daniel Lebedeff, UW, 32 saves; 3. Nick Jones, UND, goal. Did you notice? UND is now 10-1-2 in its last 13 games against Wisconsin.
Jim Archibald was introduced before Friday night’s UND-Wisconsin game. He energetically skated a couple of laps in full uniform and pads, gesturing to the roaring Ralph Engelstad Arena crowd. At the end of his laps, he signaled to the current UND team that he was going to skate down the blue line and give them fist bumps. He did that.
What happened in Vegas didn't stay in Vegas. The same relentless team that beat Minnesota in Sin City last week returned to Ralph Engelstad Arena and put together another convincing performance against another longtime rival. UND beat Wisconsin 5-0 in front of 11,266 fans for the team's third-straight win. Senior center Rhett Gardner scored three goals for his first-career hat trick, captain Colton Poolman had a goal and an assist, rookie Jacob Bernard-Docker scored his first-career goal and sophomore Collin Adams had three assists.
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.