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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GRAND FORKS — Jonny Tychonick wasn’t worried. Sure, he saw Minnesota forward Brent Gates Jr. on a breakaway with a chance to give the Gophers the lead in the third period of the Las Vegas showdown. But he was familiar with this situation.
GRAND FORKS — 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. The University of North Dakota beat Wisconsin 5-0 Friday, Nov. 2, in front of 11,266 fans for the team’s third-straight win.
LAS VEGAS — University of Nevada-Las Vegas hockey general manager Zee Kahn stood in Orleans Arena on Thursday, Oct. 25, watching his team run through practice. All around him, University of North Dakota officials were making preparations for Saturday night’s U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Game against the University of Minnesota.
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.
LAS VEGAS -- Road trips are all business for the University of North Dakota hockey team. But Brad Berry made an exception when the Fighting Hawks visited New York City two years ago.
GRAND FORKS — The most important numbers are the wins and losses. At 1-2-1, the University of North Dakota is not where it hoped to be two weeks into the season. But a deeper dive into advanced statistics reveals positive signs about the overall play of the No. 17 Fighting Hawks, who head to Las Vegas to take on No. 5 Minnesota in the Hall of Fame Game on Saturday night. During the past few years, the hockey analytics community has used different advanced statistics to try to predict a team's future. The most popular is Corsi percentage.
GRAND FORKS—Offense was not a problem for the University of North Dakota on Friday night, Oct. 19. The Fighting Hawks scored four times, doubled their output from the entire last weekend, threw 38 shots on net and generated chances like no other time this season. But just as the offense arrived, the defense and goaltending disappeared, and UND lost to MSU-Mankato 7-4 in front of 11,304 in Ralph Engelstad Arena.
GRAND FORKS — One of the first jobs Mike Hastings had after being named head coach at Minnesota State-Mankato was deciding what to do about his two assistant coaches. He could keep holdovers Darren Blue and Todd Knott, who worked under fired coach Troy Jutting. Or he could start over with a fresh staff. Hastings consulted former colleague Dean Blais about it.
GRAND FORKS — In the span of three days, the University of North Dakota set its future at the goaltender position. Cam Rowe, the top uncommitted draft-eligible goalie, gave a verbal commitment Wednesday, Oct. 17, to play college hockey at UND. Rowe, a 6-foot-2, 201-pound netminder from Wilmette, Ill., had been committed to Omaha but reopened his recruitment this fall. His commitment comes just two days after UND picked up a verbal from Grand Forks native Kaleb Johnson.
GRAND FORKS — Before his weekly Wednesday, Oct. 17, press conference, UND coach Brad Berry had a few days to dissect UND's season-opening loss and tie against Bemidji State. The Fighting Hawks managed just two goals in two games. "I thought our intensity, our tenacity and our work ethic was good," Berry said. "It was very good. It's the details part of the game that have to be better. The encouraging thing is that we can be better on the details part. Once you lose your tenacity or passion, then you've got a problem. We don't have that problem.