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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Zach Parise has now scored more NHL goals than any player ever to play college hockey at UND. Parise, who plays for the Minnesota Wild, scored his 341st and 342nd regular-season NHL goals this weekend to eclipse the previous mark held by Warroad’s Dave Christian at 340. Parise’s record-setting goal came in the first period Saturday night against the Buffalo Sabres.
Colton Poolman took a deep breath before trying to come up with words for UND's 6-2 home loss to Western Michigan on Saturday night. It was the team's worst loss in Ralph Engelstad Arena in two years. If not for Rhett Gardner's power-play tip with 10.2 seconds left, it would have been the program's worst home loss in more than a decade. The captain paused and gave a frank assessment about a lopsided home loss that sent many of the 11,262 fans for the exits by the midway point of the third period.
Western Michigan 6, UND 2 The story: UND was blown out at home and lost its third-straight game, a four-goal decision to an unranked Western Michigan team. Colt Conrad had five points for the Broncos, who scored three times in the second. Three stars: 1. Colt Conrad, WMU, 1 goal, 4 assists; 2. Josh Passolt, WMU, 2 goals; 3. Corey Schueneman, WMU, 1 goal, 2 assists.
UND is going to outshoot a lot of teams this season. How many wins will it add up to, though? That’s the resonating question after a 2-0 loss to Western Michigan on Friday night in Ralph Engelstad Arena.
Western Michigan 2, UND 0 The story: UND peppered Western Michigan goalie Trevor Gorsuch with 28 shots in the first two periods with nothing to show for it, then got burned for it in the third when Hugh McGing's shot from the corner hit by Western Michigan forward Josh Passolt and UND defenseman Hayden Shaw before slipping in the net. The Broncos tacked on an empty-netter to finish it. Three stars: 1. Trevor Gorsuch, WMU, 32 saves; 2. Josh Passolt, WMU, 1 goal, 1 assist; 3. Peter Thome, UND, 17 saves.
Q. After going through your freshman year, what did you think you needed to improve the most before the start of your sophomore season? A. My conditioning and my overall fitness in general. I didn’t get invited to a development camp or anything like that. I thought I should stay here, get in the weight room this summer and train for this year. I feel like I took a step and hopefully I can take another step next summer as well. Q. How do you feel at the start of this season compared to the start of last season?
Western Michigan forward Wade Allison, a preseason candidate for National Collegiate Hockey Conference player of the year, has been slow in recovering from a lower-body injury that he sustained in January. The Broncos were hoping to have Allison by the start of the season, but he didn’t return to the lineup until last Friday against Omaha. Allison scored a goal in the game and Western won 7-2.
Andrew Peski has been listed as the seventh defenseman on the line chart. He’s the 19th skater, the extra player that is being allowed to dress thanks to a new rule in college hockey this season. In past years, only 18 could dress each game. But he’s probably not the typical 19th skater.
After Collin Adams was a healthy scratch for eight-straight games to end last season, he took a hard look at his game. He knew he needed to be better as a sophomore to remain a fixture in the lineup. “I wanted to manage the puck better,” Adams said. “I thought I made a lot of turnovers and freshman mistakes. When you’re super young, you make a lot of mistakes. But coming into your sophomore year, you accept a bigger role and try to become better every day.”
Grand Forks natives and twin sisters Jocelyne and Monique Lamoureux are on Forbes Magazine's 30 under 30 list for sports this year .