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College Hockey:
Special USCHO Live! episode on rules and officiating airs live Jan. 17

uscholivebadge 150x150 Special USCHO Live! episode on rules and officiating airs live Jan. 17A special episode of USCHO Live! airs Tuesday, Jan. 17, focusing on college hockey rules and officiating.

Joining us during our first guest segment will be Steve Piotrowski, secretary and rules editor of the NCAA men’s and women’s ice hockey rules committee, and Ty Halpin, NCAA associate director of playing rules administration and liaison to the men’s and women’s ice hockey rules committee. In our second guest segment, Piotrowski and Halpin will be joined by Denver coach George Gwozdecky, providing a coach’s take on rules and officiating.

We will not be taking phone calls during the show, but welcome your emails to uscholive@uscho.com or your tweets to @uscho.

Join us for the conversation and information, Tuesday, Jan. 17, from 8 to 9 p.m. ET at blogtalkradio.com/uscholive. If you can’t listen live, check out the podcast of USCHO Live! available on the player at the right (click through if you’re reading this via RSS.)

Each episode of USCHO Live! features a look at news around NCAA hockey, a look ahead at upcoming games and events, and conversation with people who coach, administer and play college hockey and journalists who cover the sport.

About the hosts

Jim Connelly is a senior writer at USCHO.com and has been with the site since 1999. He is based in Boston and regularly covers Hockey East. He began with USCHO.com as the correspondent covering the MAAC, which nowadays is known as Atlantic Hockey. Each week during the season, he co-writes “Tuesday Morning Quarterback.”

Ed Trefzger has been part of USCHO since 1999 and now serves as a senior writer and director of technology. He has been a part of the radio broadcasts of Rochester Institute of Technology hockey since their inception — serving as a producer, studio host, color commentator and now as RIT’s play-by-play voice for the last several seasons. Ed is based in Rochester, N.Y.

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  • Wasmania

    Please don’t dignify your poll by lumping it in with USCHO, Media, Inch etc.
    Those polls are unscientific. Your poll is unfathomable

  • Sig

    Look out for Union this year. They have great goaltending and a group of scorers!

  • Rob

    Enough already. Fire Rolle. Clarkson should bring Craig Conroy home and hire him. He’s at the end of his NHL career and this would be the perfect move.

    -rob class of ’93

  • mike

    Rob, I kind of expected this to happen with such a young team that Roll has this year (BTW, please spell his name correctly, it is NOT Rolle). 9 of the kids are freshmen this year. Give them a bit of time to gel on the PP, and they should be lethal

  • Dirty

    Man! How can you have Boston College at #3? They lost to freaking Merrimack this week! They are terrible!

  • unlplanner

    A lot of mistakes in this article. UNO’s overall record of 8-1-1 and mentioning Seth Ambroz instead of Matt Ambroz (Seth is still in the USHL) too note a few.

  • Rich

    Seth plays for the Omaha Lancers. Matt plays for the Mavs.

  • Afey311

    Those were the ones I could easily pick out as well.

  • SiouxperFan

    The series against UND is really the best litmus test for UNO and where they are

  • Markshoup0924

    Dear
    Mr. Pletsch and Mr. Piotrowski – Please review the game film from the Friday
    1/13/2012 ND vs. WMU game for an incident that occurred at 14:39 of the 2nd
    period. A 5 min major penalty – blow to the head – was called againsDear Mr.
    Pletsch and Mr. Piotrowski – Please review the game film from the Friday 1/13/2012
    ND vs. WMU game for an incident that occurred at 14:39 of the 2nd period. A 5
    min major penalty – blow to the head – was called against the wrong player. #11
    Jeff Costello was mistakenly called and removed from the game while the player
    who committed the infraction played the balance of the game (#4 Riley Sheahan).
    The player who was hit illegally was #23 Dane Walters. He was injured from the
    hit and was not able to play the remainder of the game and also missed the
    following nights game. In my opinion, a 2 game suspension for Riley Sheahan
    would be sufficient.