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—Two summers ago, University of North Dakota football coach Bubba Schweigert gave an impassioned speech at the High Performance Center, asking fans to embrace the new Fighting Hawk logo that was unveiled. He said, on the spot, that it would be on the football helmets that fall and hoped fans would join in on embracing the new tradition.
GRAND FORKS—Philadelphia Flyers coach Dave Hakstol greeted some of his former University of North Dakota players as they skated off the ice Tuesday afternoon in Ralph Engelstad Arena's Olympic Rink. Next month, Hakstol will be watching one of those players closely on the ice. Corban Knight, who is back on campus this week working out at UND's pro camp, will soon head to Flyers training camp hoping to win a roster spot with the NHL club. Knight hasn't played in the NHL since the 2015-16 season, but there may be an opportunity for him this fall.
Midco Sports Network is sending a crew to Las Vegas to broadcast the Oct. 27 hockey game between intense rivals University of North Dakota and University of Minnesota, which is scheduled for 9 p.m. Central. Because it's UND's home game, Midco has exclusive rights.
WARROAD, Minn.—T.J. Oshie carried the Stanley Cup off a private jet at Warroad Airport on Tuesday morning, July 24. Oshie climbed in the back of a 1933 Lincoln convertible with his wife, Lauren, and their two young daughters, Lyla and Leni. The car was once used by former U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt while campaigning in Michigan. For this town, it may as well have been a presidential visit. And for this town, the only person working in Washington, D.C., who can bring this kind of fanfare is Oshie.
Monti Knewtson won a North Dakota state girls team championship in 2016 with West Fargo Sheyenne. Then she won the singles title last season. The Mustangs star got her third state championship, this time in doubles. Knewtson teamed up with Mimi Gu to take home the state doubles title, ousting Valley City's Reagan Ingstad and Kali Halgrimson 6-3, 7-6 (4) for the championship crown Saturday afternoon in Choice Health and Fitness.
GRAND FORKS—As eighth-graders, Shaelyn Johnson and Monti Knewtson played for the North Dakota state girls singles title. Johnson won it. As freshmen, the Grand Forks Red River and West Fargo Sheyenne stars once again played for the state singles title. Knewtson won that time. As sophomores, they found a way that each of them could win a state title in the same year. Johnson took home the singles crown Saturday afternoon in Choice Health and Fitness, downing Minot's Haya Dodin 6-3, 6-1 in the championship.
GRAND FORKS—The last NCAA national championship team at the University of North Dakota was captained by a junior defenseman from East Grand Forks, Minn. That was Gage Ausmus, who wore the 'C' for the 2016 champs. Next season, it will be another junior defenseman from East Grand Forks wearing the captain's 'C.' Colton Poolman was named team captain for UND on Wednesday, earning a rare distinction for a non-senior. He joins Ausmus as the only junior captains in the last decade.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D.—As upsets raged Saturday night, March 17, in college hockey conference tournaments, it became official that the University of North Dakota would not be making the NCAA West Regional. UND fan Jeff Lamke, who had already purchased tickets for the event at the Denny Sanford Premier Center, thought about an idea he considered years earlier: donating unused tickets to a local Big Brothers Big Sisters program. "I wondered if they had one in Sioux Falls," Lamke said. "I searched it, and there it was."
UND junior defenseman Christian Wolanin made his NHL debut for the Ottawa Senators on Thursday night, March 22, and a classmate of his could be doing the same in the near future. UND junior forward Shane Gersich officially signed his NHL deal with the Washington Capitals on Friday morning -- a move that had been expected for the last two days.
GRAND FORKS—The University of North Dakota, Minnesota Duluth and St. Cloud State are three of the four teams in the National Collegiate Hockey Conference Frozen Faceoff this weekend in the Xcel Energy Center. They are all ranked in the top 12 in this week's USCHO national poll. Add in MSU-Mankato and Minnesota and five of the nation's top 15 teams in this week's national rankings are from this area. And there's reason to think that the future will be bright for the area teams considering youth hockey participation numbers compiled by USA Hockey.