The Tuesday, Jan. 10, episode of USCHO Live! features new National Collegiate Hockey Conference commissioner Jim Scherr and writer Dave Hendrickson, USCHO.com Hockey East columnist and author of the new novel Cracking the Ice.
Scherr, the former CEO of the U.S. Olympic Committee and USA Wrestling executive director, was named the first NCHC commissioner on Jan. 4. He is tasked with forming a staff and working on a television deal for the league, which starts play in the 2013-14 season.
Hendrickson is an award-winning writer who has covered Hockey East for USCHO.com since its inception, as well as appearing on radio and cable sports networks in New England. Cracking the Ice is his first young adult novel, and traces the compelling story of an African-American teen hockey player in the racially-charged year of 1968.
Join us for the conversation and information, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 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.