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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Jeff Ulmer won an NCAA national championship at UND in 1997. He played for the New York Rangers. He scored his first NHL goal against Dominik Hasek in Madison Square Garden. He once played in a third period of an NHL game where the goal scorers were, successively, Jaromir Jagr, Jaromir Jagr, Mario Lemieux, Jeff Ulmer and Mark Messier. Since graduating from UND in 1999, he has played for teams in the United States, Canada, England, Finland, Germany, Sweden, Belarus, Switzerland, Russia, Slovenia, Austria, Scotland and Denmark.
Jake Kuhlman spent his first college tennis season playing for the Miami Hurricanes. But by this spring, the Grand Forks Red River graduate said he was looking for a different coaching style and a different place to play. Kuhlman picked a new program this week, and he’ll have a pretty good idea of what to expect from the coach.
One week before the NHL Draft, a guy who was passed over three times earned his second NHL contract. Drake Caggiula, the 2016 NCAA Frozen Four Most Outstanding Player, signed a two-year, $3 million deal with the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday. Caggiula would have been a restricted free agent in July. Since winning the 2016 national championship at UND, Caggiula has played two seasons with the Oilers. He has tallied 20 goals and 38 points in 127 games. Despite not being drafted, Caggiula has yet to play a game in the minor leagues.
College hockey is on the verge of axing 3-on-3 overtimes and shootouts. In an effort to standardize overtime procedure across all six conferences, the NCAA Men’s and Women’s Ice Hockey Rules Committee approved a mandate that all leagues use only a five-minute, five-on-five overtime. After that, games would end in a tie.
Eleven former members of the now-eliminated UND women’s hockey program filed a class action lawsuit against the North Dakota University System in U.S. District Court on Tuesday.
Luke Bast had a conversation with family friend Tyson Jost that stuck with him. Jost, during his freshman season at UND, told the defenseman from Alberta: “You want to play your best -- not because you’re intimidated by the coaches or because you think they’ll get mad -- but because they care about you so much and their willingness to help you get to the next level is insane. You want to play your best because you know the coaching staff is giving you their best.”
UND may have made one mistake when it renovated its locker room inside Ralph Engelstad Arena four summers ago. It may have picked the wrong place for the Stanley Cup tribute. That particular wall is quickly running out of room. Since 2010, no college hockey program has had as many Stanley Cup winners as UND. That list of champions grew again last week as T.J. Oshie and Shane Gersich carried the Stanley Cup around T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
T.J. Oshie lifted the Stanley Cup. He smiled. He yelled five times. And minutes later, he cried, too. When a CBC broadcaster asked Oshie about his father, Tim, during a postgame interview Thursday night, T.J. became emotional.
WARROAD, Minn.—The picture from the 2005 Warroad High Frosty Festival keeps resurfacing on NBC broadcasts and national newspapers. It's Gigi Marvin and T.J. Oshie, the queen and king of the festival. "That weekend, I won Miss Hockey and his team won state," Marvin said, standing in the lobby of the Gardens on Thursday. "It's crazy how our careers have paralleled." In 2014, Marvin and Oshie both were U.S. Olympians together. In 2018, they both reached the pinnacles of their sport together. Marvin is an Olympic gold medalist.
In the days following UND’s loss in the 2007 NCAA Frozen Four semifinals, T.J. Oshie walked into the UND coaches’ office and told the staff he was returning for his junior year. Oshie could have signed with the St. Louis Blues, who drafted him in the first round two years earlier, but he wanted to come back for another year at UND.