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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ST. PAUL — UND recruit Ryder Donovan averaged more than two points per game last season for Duluth East. He led the Greyhounds to a runner-up finish at the state tournament. He earned some games with the U.S. Under-18 team. And he received an invite to the Wednesday, Sept. 19, All-American Prospect Game, which features the best U.S.-born, NHL draft-eligible players.
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.
GRAND FORKS — There are a couple of new twists to UND's fall camp this season. Both of them are welcome to Fighting Hawks coach Brad Berry. The first one is that UND is actually at full strength. When the Fighting Hawks hit the ice in Ralph Engelstad Arena this week, every player on the roster was on the ice. That includes East Grand Forks Senior High graduate Dixon Bowen, a junior forward who had offseason surgery. In recent years, that hasn't been the case.
GRAND FORKS—When the University of North Dakota and North Dakota State move back into the same football conference in 2020, the first matchup will be held in Fargo, two sources have confirmed. That means UND will play at the Fargodome two seasons in a row. Next season, the Fighting Hawks and Bison will play a nonconference game in the Fargodome—one that was scheduled in the summer of 2014. In the fall of 2020, UND and NDSU will play a Missouri Valley Football Conference league game in the Fargodome.
GRAND FORKS—Two summers ago, University of North Dakota football coach Bubba Schweigert gave an impassioned speech at the High Performance Center, asking fans to embrace the new Fighting Hawk logo that was unveiled. He said, on the spot, that it would be on the football helmets that fall and hoped fans would join in on embracing the new tradition.
GRAND FORKS—Grand Forks Central goaltender Kaleb Johnson will play his high school senior year with the Minnesota Wilderness in the North American Hockey League. While it will be a big jump in competition from the high school ranks, Johnson should feel plenty prepared after this past week. Johnson was one of two high school players who were able to skate with current NHL players and other pros in a camp at Ralph Engelstad Arena. Because only one current pro goalie was at the camp, Johnson was able to fill the other net.
GRAND FORKS — Andrew MacWilliam wore a captain's letter before coming to the University of North Dakota. He did it again in college. Since leaving school, he's worn an 'A' with the Toronto Marlies, Manitoba Moose and the Rochester Americans, who last season snapped their longest American Hockey League playoff drought since the late 1960s and early 1970s. He doesn't know yet whether he'll have a captain's letter for the Americans this season, but if his history is any indication, it's likely.
GRAND FORKS — Jordan Schmaltz skated around Ralph Engelstad Arena's Olympic Rink on Thursday morning, Aug. 23, wearing his St. Louis Blues helmet. Although the former University of North Dakota standout does not have a contract for next season, it's still expected that he will be wearing that same Blues helmet come the start of training camp on Sept 13.
GRAND FORKS—Philadelphia Flyers coach Dave Hakstol greeted some of his former University of North Dakota players as they skated off the ice Tuesday afternoon in Ralph Engelstad Arena's Olympic Rink. Next month, Hakstol will be watching one of those players closely on the ice. Corban Knight, who is back on campus this week working out at UND's pro camp, will soon head to Flyers training camp hoping to win a roster spot with the NHL club. Knight hasn't played in the NHL since the 2015-16 season, but there may be an opportunity for him this fall.
GRAND FORKS—Players signed by the Winnipeg Jets, Los Angeles Kings, Chicago Blackhawks, Ottawa Senators, Anaheim Ducks, New Jersey Devils, Philadelphia Flyers and St. Louis Blues were among those skating in Ralph Engelstad Arena's Olympic Rink on Monday morning, Aug. 20. It's part of the annual pro camp, which helps former UND players get ready for their upcoming pro seasons. For the first time, The Ralph is opening those skates to the public.