Brad Elliott Schlossman
Schlossman is in his 12th year covering college hockey for the Herald. In 2016, he was named the top beat writer in the country by the Associated Press Sports Editors. He 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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Players on the U.S. Women's National Hockey Team have informed USA Hockey that they will boycott the IIHF Women's World Championship later this month if adequate progress is not made in their negotiations for better wages and support. The players all tweeted their intentions simultaneously Wednesday morning. The players say they've been attempting to negotiate a contract with USA Hockey for more than a year with no significant progress.
GRAND FORKS—Dean Blais stepped down as head coach at Nebraska Omaha on Tuesday, ending an eight-year run with the school. He didn't term it a "retirement." Just a resignation. Blais said he's probably not done with the sport yet. He may coach his grandchildren. But if this is, indeed, the end of his 31-year association with college hockey, it will be the sport's loss.
GRAND FORKS—The University of North Dakota men's hockey team was at home Friday night, but coach Brad Berry had a different type of request for his team. He wanted them to play like they were on the road. With students on spring break and the atmosphere of the Ralph Engelstad Arena toned down, maybe it felt more like a road game, too.
GRAND FORKS, N.d.—Omaha's team bus pulled into Ralph Engelstad Arena's parking lot on Thursday afternoon. It drove down the ramp in the loading dock. The garage door opened and the bus pulled into the basement of the venue. Dean Blais hopped out. It's the seventh time he's done this—returned as an opposing coach to the building he once helped design as UND's head coach. It hasn't gotten old yet.
GRAND FORKS, N.D.—The University of North Dakota no longer controls its fate for home ice in the first round of the National Collegiate Hockey Conference play. It will need help from Denver and Colorado College to pass St. Cloud State, which holds a two-point edge on UND for the final spot of home ice with four games to play. Surely, there will be a lot of scoreboard-watching the next two weeks, especially from the NCHC league offices, which could stand to lose money if UND doesn't host a first-round series and draw 22,000-plus for a best-of-three playoff series.
GRAND FORKS — The NHL has not yet decided whether it will be sending its players to the 2018 Olympic Games in South Korea. But you can bet that it's closely being followed by a number of college hockey teams. If the NHL does not send its players, it could have major implications on the next NCAA season. USA Hockey and Hockey Canada would likely have to fill its roster from players in European leagues, lower-tier pro leagues in North American, and, yes, college hockey. This could have both positive and negative effects for the teams.
GRAND FORKS — The University of North Dakota’s athletic teams will soon be reunited in rivalry with their counterparts at the other Dakota schools. UND has verbally agreed to join the Summit League in the fall of 2018 for most of its athletic programs. Summit League commissioner Tom Douple is expected at a press conference Thursday, Jan. 26, in Grand Forks. UND also is finalizing a move to the Missouri Valley Football Conference. MVFC presidents will vote on the move Wednesday. It is expected to pass.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- North Dakota women's hockey coach Brian Idalski could sense it early Sunday afternoon. “It had a feeling that this was going to be another one, where...
Mak Langei said it was fun getting to know college hockey coaches during the recruiting process, but there was one who she clicked with more than others. Langei, a shutdown...
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- University of North Dakota women’s hockey player Lisa Marvin is facing a long road to recovery and is “really, really, really lucky to be alive,” after...