Jan. 3 show features Hockey East’s Bertagna, Starman on World Juniors … and your calls live

The Tuesday, Jan. 3, episode of USCHO Live! features Hockey East commission Joe Bertagna to preview Frozen Fenway and hockey analyst Dave Starman with a live update on the 2012 World Junior Championship.

Bertagna became the commissioner of Hockey East in 1997 after serving as ice hockey commissioner and in other roles for the ECAC for 15 years. He is a former goaltender at and a graduate of Harvard, and has coached goaltenders at his alma mater and with the Boston Bruins, as well as with Team USA and the Milwaukee Admirals. Bertagna also launched Harvard’s women’s team and was its first head coach. After Harvard, Bertagna played professionally for the Milwaukee Admirals and in Cortina, Italy. He has served as the executive director of the American Hockey Coaches Association since 1991.

Starman is in his ninth season providing color commentary and analysis for the CBS Sports Network. The former coach is also a scout for the Toronto Maple Leafs. Dave completed his fourth consecutive stint covering Team USA’s games at the IIHF World Junior Championship as a color analyst and reporter for the NHL Network.

This week’s episode is returns live, so we invite your calls at 646-200-3405 or your tweets to @uscho.

Join us for the conversation and information, Tuesday, Jan. 3, 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 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.