Brad Elliott Schlossman
Schlossman is in his 12th year covering college hockey for the Herald. In 2016, he was named the top beat writer 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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GRAND FORKS—The University of North Dakota's biggest hockey rival, Minnesota, is coming back to town for the first time in six seasons—and fans without season tickets will have to pay record prices if they want to see the series. UND recently released its single-game ticket prices, revealing that it will cost $99 to get a single ticket to either game against the Gophers—the highest single-game ticket price ever for a home hockey game. It will be the same price for an adult or a youth ticket.
DULUTH — Mark Sertich had a unique 96th birthday celebration. He played a hockey game with Mark Sertich, Mark Sertich and Mark Sertich. Four generations of Mark Sertichs skated together in a game for the first time last week at Heritage Sports Center in Duluth. The eldest Sertich, who lives in Duluth, turned 96 last month. His son, who lives in Grand Forks, is 70. His grandson, who also lives in Grand Forks, is 40. And his great-grandson, who lives in Grand Forks, is 13.
GRAND FORKS — Danny Freund's first job out of college was a good one. He had a desk at JHT Holdings Inc., where he worked as a financial analyst for a successful transportation company in his hometown of Kenosha, Wis. Freund sifted through spreadsheets daily to find ways to save the company money. He knew that he could make a career out of the job. There was one problem with it, though. "I just couldn't sit still at a computer every day," he said. "That's just the way I am. Every day at 5 o'clock, I was running out of there."
GRAND FORKS—Matt Hrynkiw began working as a mechanical engineer and technician at Fusion Automation in Grand Forks one week after his college graduation this spring. While that job has kept the former University of North Dakota goalie busy this summer, he was rather excited Friday afternoon to add another gig to his plate. Hrynkiw was officially named the volunteer goalie coach, replacing the revered Karl Goehring, who took a job with the Tampa Bay Lightning organization.
GRAND FORKS—The University of North Dakota has once again sold out its allotment of season tickets for the men's hockey program, extending a streak that began before the 11,634-seat Ralph Engelstad Arena was built in 2001. The arena sent out notices to those on the season ticket waiting list this week to inform them that season ticket spots had been filled. "We had a high renewal rate again this year and, at this point in our new season-ticket holder process, we have reached our limit of season tickets," the email said.
GRAND FORKS — Bailee Enlow was 6 years old when she first tagged along with her older brother, Tanner, to a BMX competition. She was hooked. For the next 13 years, Enlow has biked all over the country, earning a college scholarship at Marian University in Indianapolis because of her skill. This weekend in Rock Hill, S.C., she achieved a career highlight in the sport.
GRAND FORKS—The recruiting interest first started in January for Tyler Kleven. By the time he concluded his impressive performance at the USA Hockey Select 15s this month in upstate New York, the defenseman from Fargo had offers from all across the college hockey land: North Dakota, Minnesota, Minnesota Duluth, Wisconsin, Boston University, Michigan, Notre Dame, Denver, Omaha, St. Cloud State, Western Michigan, Michigan State and Ohio State. On Wednesday night, UND won out.
GRAND FORKS — By the time that University of North Dakota men's hockey tickets sold out in a mere seconds for the game against rival Minnesota in Las Vegas, officials already started brainstorming. The outdoor game at Omaha's T.D. Ameritrade Park in 2013 was a hit. The showdown against national power Boston College in New York City's Madison Square Garden in December was a home run. And the interest level for the Vegas game far exceeded initial expectations.
GRAND FORKS—Just days after Deion Harris was named preseason first-team all-Big Sky Conference, the University of North Dakota star cornerback—arguably the school's top NFL prospect since Jim Kleinsasser—sustained a lower-leg injury Wednesday and will miss the entire 2017 season. The injury occurred during a conditioning workout. "We received some tough news today regarding an injury Deion Harris suffered," UND coach Bubba Schweigert said in a statement. "Our team will rally around Deion and support him throughout the rehabilitation process."
GRAND FORKS — Jon Secord sits in the middle of the Grand Forks Gun Club on Monday night, activity buzzing all around him. One high school student interrupts to ask if he can borrow a gun for the night. "Sure," he says. Secord instructs one of his co-workers to help the student. This is the way Monday nights have become at the club just west of town—nonstop action.