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North Dakota looks to improve faceoffs


Winning faceoffs is not a concern Dave Hakstol has had in a while.

Thanks to players such as Corban Knight, Brad Malone, Chris VandeVelde, T.J. Oshie, Jonathan Toews, Travis Zajac and Zach Parise, UND has ranked near the top nationally in that category each year in the last decade.

But this season, that dominant center is not there yet.

For the first time since UND started keeping the statistic in 2003-04, UND is under 50 percent in faceoff wins.

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Brad Elliott Schlossman
Schlossman is in his 10th year covering college hockey for the Herald. In 2014, he was named one of the top three beat writers in the country by the Associated Press Sports Editors. He 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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