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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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 -- 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—Chad Demers sat in a booth at Red Pepper in south Grand Forks last week. He ate grinders with his friend, Tanner Hills. He discussed the expectations for the upcoming season for his old college hockey team, Air Force. Although it has been three years since he starred for the Falcons and a decade since he scored the game-winning, triple-overtime goal in the North Dakota state title game for Grafton-Park River, Demers looks like he could jump into pro hockey tomorrow if he wanted.
ST. PAUL, Minn.—Commissioner Josh Fenton has watched three different National Collegiate Hockey Conference programs win the NCAA national championship in the last three years. But Fenton doesn't plan on sitting back and enjoying his league's success too much. The NCHC commissioner laid out bold plans during Tuesday's annual media day at the Xcel Energy Center for the NCHC to take the lead on researching possible changes to coaching limits and overtimes in college hockey, while hinting that changes may soon be coming to recruiting.
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.