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 -- Eleven former members of the now-eliminated University of North Dakota women’s hockey program filed a class-action lawsuit against the North Dakota University System in U.S. District Court on Tuesday, June 12.
WINNIPEG, Manitoba—An improbable goal-scorer lifted an improbable champion into the Stanley Cup Finals. Ryan Reaves' tie-breaking goal in the second period Sunday, May 20, enabled the Vegas Golden Knights to edge the Winnipeg Jets 2-1 at Bell MTS Place in Winnipeg, clinching the Western Conference title for Vegas in its first season of existence.
WINNIPEG, Manitoba—The Winnipeg Whiteout can be tamed after all. Since winning 13 games in a row in Bell MTS Place, the Winnipeg Jets have suddenly lost three of the last four in front of their vaunted crowd—the latest a 3-1 loss to the Vegas Golden Knights Monday, May 14, in Game 2 of the Western Conference final. The series is now tied 1-1 with Games 3 and 4 scheduled for Las Vegas this week.
GRAND FORKS -- Bill Chaves said one of the first tasks on his list as the University of North Dakota’s new athletic director was to sign head men’s hockey coach Brad Berry to a new contract. It didn’t take him long. Berry inked a new five-year deal with a base salary of $400,000 annually on Friday, May 4, keeping him under contract through the 2022-23 season.
GRAND FORKS — Referee Dan Dreger was on his hands and knees, blood streaming from his face and into a small puddle on the ice. His palate, the roof of his mouth, was cracked in half lengthwise—from his upper teeth all the way to the back of his throat. When he closed his mouth, his upper and lower teeth didn't line up anymore. Facial bones on both sides of his nose were fractured. The area between his upper lip and his left nostril was cut open, in need of three dozen stitches.
ST. PAUL, Minn.—Jade Miller played for a bantam state championship in eighth grade and lost. He played for three North Dakota state high school championships with Grafton-Park River and lost all of them. He played for a North American Hockey League championship in junior hockey and lost. He played for an NCAA national championship as a freshman at Minnesota Duluth and lost. "They give you doubt," Miller said of the title-game losses. "I don't know if they make you mentally tougher after that many."
ST. PAUL, Minn.—Kobe Roth never had an opportunity to play in the Xcel Energy Center in high school. His Warroad High School career came at the same time as East Grand Forks was making annual trips to the Minnesota state boys high school hockey tournament and winning a pair of state championships. "This is the first time," the former Warroad forward said standing outside of Minnesota Duluth's locker room Friday afternoon, April 6. It will be a memorable one.
ST. PAUL, Minn.—Just another ho-hum Notre Dame hockey game. The Fighting Irish used a goal with 5.2 seconds left ot beat Michigan 4-3 in the NCAA Frozen Four semifinals on Thursday night in the Xcel Energy Center. It was the fifth consecutive game that Notre Dame has won in the last 31 seconds of regulation or in overtime. It will set up a national championship game against Minnesota Duluth at 6:30 p.m. Saturday in the Xcel Energy Center. Minnesota Duluth is looking for its second national title (2011). Notre Dame is looking for its first.
ST. PAUL — Minnesota Duluth is headed back to the NCAA national championship game. In a game eerily similar to their NCAA West Regional final victory two weeks ago, the Bulldogs built an early two-goal lead in a dominant first period, then hung on for a 2-1 win in the Frozen Four semifinals in Xcel Energy Center. The Bulldogs (24-16-3) will take on Notre Dame or Michigan at 6:30 p.m. Saturday for the championship. The last time the Frozen Four was held in the Xcel Energy Center, the Bulldogs won their first and only national championship.
The 2018 NCAA Frozen Four at St. Paul's Xcel Energy will look a lot like the 2011 NCAA Frozen Four at the Xcel Energy Center. Three of the four teams are exactly the same as the last time the Minnesota Wild's home building hosted the event—Minnesota Duluth, Notre Dame and Michigan. The fourth team is Ohio State, which stunned defending national champion Denver 5-1 in the NCAA Midwest Regional in Allentown, Pa., on Sunday night, March 25.