Brad Elliott Schlossman
Schlossman is in his 14th 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.
- Member for
- 7 years 4 months
After Monique and Jocelyne Lamoureux played starring roles in bringing the U.S. its first Olympic gold medal in women's hockey in 20 years, they've traveled the country for events. They've gone on popular TV talk shows. They've appeared at NHL games. They've hung out with celebrities.
(Editor's note: This is Part 3 of a three-part series on how the NCHC was formed and how it got to where it is today as college hockey's dominant conference.) GRAND FORKS—It didn't take long for the coaches to worry. By the time the National Collegiate Hockey Conference announced it would be an eight-team league in September 2011—adding St. Cloud State and Western Michigan to the group of six that previously announced—the coaches had started examining the future. They looked at the most recent NCAA tournament.
GRAND FORKS—Jocelyne and Monique Lamoureux sat on barstools on a stage in Ralph Engelstad Arena's lobby Thursday night, March 8. They were wearing their blue USA hockey jerseys with shiny Olympic gold medals around their necks. With nearly 1,000 people packed into the arena's entrance—some seated, some standing, some hanging over a railing from suite level trying to get a glimpse of them—the twins were asked when it finally hit them that they had become the state's first Olympic gold medalists.
For the third straight Olympic Games, Grand Forks natives Jocelyne and Monique Lamoureux and Warroad's Gigi Marvin will come home with a medal. This time, they hope it will be gold. The Lamoureuxs and Marvin sent the Americans back to the gold-medal game late Sunday night with a 5-0 win over Finland in the semifinals at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Marvin scored the game's first goal just 2 minutes, 25 seconds into the opening period—her second of the Olympics.