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—Grant Mismash will be in the United Center in Chicago on Friday night, waiting to see if he extends the University of North Dakota's run of first-round NHL draft picks to four years in a row. Some draft projections have UND's top prospect sneaking into the late first round. Most have him going in the second round. "Obviously, it's going to be an exciting time," Mismash said. "It will be a little more nerve-racking when I get all in there and seated and it starts to go, but it should be fun, though."
GRAND FORKS — For decades, high-end University of North Dakota men's hockey players have signed NHL contracts before reaching their senior seasons. That's been especially true as of late. In the last 15 years, UND has had 30 players turn pro early, including eight in the last two summers alone. But there's a unique twist with today's times. More and more of those players are still getting their college degrees.
NASHVILLE — Carter Rowney was on the ice with his family after winning the Stanley Cup on Sunday night. CBC's Hockey Night in Canada asked his wife, Danielle, what this means for their family. "Well, we just became a family a month ago, we had a baby a month ago," said Danielle, a former University of North Dakota volleyball player. "Now, more dad duties start." Carter responded, "I can't wait to get him inside that Cup, though." And he didn't waste any time doing that Sunday night.
Two months after UND announced the elimination of the women's hockey and men's and women's swimming and diving programs to alleviate budget concerns, the athletic department made additional budget cuts this week as part of the $1.3 million it was asked to eliminate by President Mark Kennedy.
GRAND FORKS — In the beginning, there was only one picture. It hung just outside the University of North Dakota women's hockey coaching offices, the lone artifact on Ralph Engelstad Arena's walls dedicated to the program. The photo actually had nothing to do with the program itself—it was an 18-by-24 inch framed action shot of the U.S. celebrating its 1998 Olympic women's hockey gold medal—but it was something to acknowledge women's hockey for the players and coaches.
GRAND FORKS — Gordon 'Ginny' Christian, one of the University of North Dakota's original hockey legends and a silver medalist on the 1956 Olympic team, died Friday at the age of 89. Christian, a fixture at UND hockey games throughout his life, was one of the program's most influential players, helping vault it onto the national scene in just its second year of existence in 1948 with a stunning 6-5 upset over powerhouse Michigan. Christian had two goals in that game.
Andrew Towne reached the top of a rocky ascent Thursday and got his first look at the highest camp on Mount Everest. Tents were shredded. Tent poles were snapped. Human waste was smattered on the snow. Oxygen bottles were strewn across the rocky terrain of Camp IV, where climbers get their last bit of rest before making a push to the summit. A violent wind storm had come the night before and decimated the camp.
GRAND FORKS — Andrew Towne has reached the top of the world. The 2000 Grand Forks Central graduate summited Mount Everest late Wednesday night, International Mountain Guides confirmed, completing his quest to reach the highest point on all seven of the world's continents. Towne, climbing in a group of 25 people including 15 Nepalese sherpas, reached the mountain's peak of 29,035 feet before noon local time. By summiting Everest, Towne joined the rare club of climbers who have completed the Seven Summits.
GRAND FORKS—College hockey teams aren't often able to snag top-end Canadian prospects away from major junior squads. But the University of North Dakota did it again Wednesday. A year after getting Tyson Jost to play college hockey in Grand Forks, UND received a verbal commitment from forward Ethan Bowen, a 2002-born prospect from British Columbia. Bowen is expected to come to UND in 2020-21.
GRAND FORKS—It was the day after Carter Rowney's wedding last August, when former University of North Dakota hockey teammates Joe Gleason and Andrew MacWilliam figured out they booked their return trips home for the wrong day. They were stuck in Kelowna, B.C., for one more night with no place to stay, because their group had vacated their rental. Rowney heard about the dilemma. "Why don't you guys just stay with us in the guest house?" Rowney suggested.