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 — Andrew Peski has been listed as the seventh defenseman on the line chart. He’s the 19th skater, the extra player that is being allowed to dress thanks to a new rule in college hockey this season. In past years, only 18 could dress each game. But he’s probably not the typical 19th skater.
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.
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.
(Editor's note: This is Part 3 of a three-part series on how the NCHC was formed and how it got to where it is today as college hockey's dominant conference.) GRAND FORKS—It didn't take long for the coaches to worry. By the time the National Collegiate Hockey Conference announced it would be an eight-team league in September 2011—adding St. Cloud State and Western Michigan to the group of six that previously announced—the coaches had started examining the future. They looked at the most recent NCAA tournament.
(Editor's note: This is Part 2 of a three-part series on how the NCHC was formed and how it got to where it is today as college hockey's dominant conference.) The National Collegiate Hockey Conference was introduced to the college hockey world at a July 13, 2011, press conference in Colorado Springs. While the athletic directors expressed genuine excitement about the new league, they were also just getting started with behind-the-scenes work. The biggest tasks on hand were finding a commissioner and setting up the league's financial structure.
(Editor's note: This is Part 1 of a three-part series on how the NCHC was formed and how it got to where it is today as college hockey's dominant conference). GRAND FORKS — The first meeting happened on Wednesday, March 9, 2011. Six representatives from four schools met in a small conference room at the Hilton Chicago O'Hare Airport Hotel. They sat in a circle with an easel board behind them.
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 — Last season, National Collegiate Hockey Conference referee Dan Dreger was hit by a puck above his lip, causing significant damage that required several hospital visits. Dreger had four permanent plates installed in his face, two temporary brackets put in his jaw, had his jaw wired shut for two weeks, had eight screws placed in his mouth and 36 stitches.