CHI’s Snee, coaches Sandelin, Pearson join USCHO Live! on Nov. 18

Our scheduled guests on the Nov. 18 edition of USCHO Live! are College Hockey, Inc. executive director Mike Snee to discuss today’s announcement at Arizona State, Minnesota-Duluth coach Scott Sandelin, whose Bulldogs swept then-No.-1 Minnesota last weekend, and Michigan Tech coach Mel Pearson, whose 10-0 Huskies are No. 1 in the poll for the first time in school history.

Join us for the conversation and information, Tuesday, Nov. 11, from 8 to 9 p.m. EST at 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.)

Be part of the conversation! Call (657) 383-1910, send your tweets to @USCHO, or your emails to [email protected]. 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 and has been with the site since 1999. He is based in Boston and regularly covers Hockey East. He began with as the correspondent covering the MAAC, which nowadays is known as Atlantic Hockey. Each week during the season, he co-writes “Tuesday Morning Quarterback.” Jim is the winner of the 2012 Joe Concannon award, and is a studio analyst for NESN.

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 as RIT’s play-by-play voice for eight seasons. Ed is VP and general manager of CBS Sports Radio affiliate 105.5 The Team in Rochester, N.Y.


  1. If UNO actually makes it past SCSU, I am actually more comfortable with the opponents they might play In Minneapolis than with them. SCSU is a bad matchup for UNO. We’ve looked much better playing Denver, North Dakota, or UMD than we have playing against the Husky’s this season. We got outplayed while sweeping them (luckily) earlier in the season here in Omaha, and, in our Friday night game there 3 weeks ago, UNO was delivered one of the bigger gut punches in school history at the hands of SCSU, losing in regulation after having the lead as late as the 3:04 mark of the 3rd period.

    I’d rather be playing just about any other team in the league in this first round than them. There are some teams you just don’t match-up well against and they are that team for us.

    A Frozen Four team from last season with basically everybody back? 16 upperclassmen? I think they have underachieved this season and I don’t want them finding their mojo this weekend against us, thank you very much.

    • I agree with you on St. Cloud having the upper hand on UNO this season. I was actually pleased that we were playing the mavericks in the first round. We should have won 3 of 4 this season. The first Friday game in Omaha should have been a W for cloud, I think we almost doubled UNO’s shots almost breaking 50 if my memory is correct. Massa was amazing in that game. The Saturday game in Omaha was fairly won by UNO but St. Cloud still put up a good fight. I think this comes down to which goalie will play better. Massa was huge for the sweep in Omaha but didn’t look like himself in St. Cloud (plus his D didn’t do anything at the blue line).

      Also, St. Cloud went to the Frozen Four 2 years ago but 5 of our top 6 points leaders were freshmen that year and all will (hopefully) be returning for what should be a dangerous senior season.

      Candace hasn’t given any credit to SCSU all season so I’m not surprised to see her pick UNO here. I see Cloud as the only away team making it to Minneapolis-Denver is just too good at home for Duluth to take 2 games.

    • Still not letting facts get in the way of your posts, Brain of Corn. Last year, St. Cloud got beat in St. Paul Regional by Minnesota 4-0. I think the Regionals still occur before the Frozen Four. Have you read you copy of “Pairwise for Dummies” yet?

    • Who was a FF team a year ago? I’m confused by that last paragraph a lot. UNO didn’t make the FF, it was MN/UND and BC/Union, what am I missing. I did have surgery a few days ago so maybe my comprehension isn’t what it should be. Please clarify or I might go insane.

  2. Colorado College is coming together at the right time. It’s going to be a long weekend in Grand Forks. Tigers in three!

    • Can CC win? Ya sure. Can they take out this years UND team in a best-of-three? … Not so much. This first round is the best filter. Nevertheless, good luck.

    • That is the same tune CC fans played before playing our last home-away series. Don’t have to tell you the results. UND will dominate in 2. Tigers have been bad all year, and much worse on smaller rinks.

        • No hatred, despite great rivalry. Just trying to be a realist. Marble will need to stand on his head just to keep it close.

        • Yeah CC is just out gunned this year. I think they have a good foundation actually and can be much better next year but right now, with them playing for next to nothing because even if they did win the series, do you think they can go to the cities and pull two more upsets and move to the NCAA, I think they have golf plans for Monday when they are back in the Springs with the great weather we have been having in the front range.

          • You’re right. I have a feeling that the only team that can beat North Dakota the rest of the way is North Dakota. Example: bad turnovers, goals off their own players, weird bounce, etc…

    • Sorry CS Stud, I don’t see CC pulling out even 1 win but I do admire your optimism and spirit for your team!

  3. My picks:

    CC 8-1, 10-0
    -Saunders relieves Gothenberger both nights.

    Miami 3-2, 4-2
    -The Heard can’t keep pace. Whatever happened to BroncoHeard?

    SCSU 4-2, 1-4, 4-3
    -Brodzinski and Lindgren star.

    Denver 3-1, 4-1
    -My favorite NCHC team uses home ice and the altitude to sweep.

    I designed an algorithm (comparable to the Pair Wise) that will compute the strongest conference. I try and run it and post the result after each week.

    • You’re joking about CC right?? or did you mean UND takes the series 8-1, 10-0? Which I sadly could see happening… I agree with all the rest though! Although, I think UMD might get 1 of 3.

      • Thanks for your support with my picks, but hear me out on my reasoning. I think Hak is going to throw this weekend’s series. He wants another team outside the top 16 to make the tourney. With another team that’s outside the top 16, North Dakota won’t have to play the Gophers. Hak is one hell of a coach, and he’s going to eliminate the Gophers before the Gopher eliminate North Dakota.

        • You never give up. It’s actually starting to get impressive with he different log ins and what not. Seriously getting to be worth the BS just to see the jokes keep coming.

  4. “Comment From Chippy

    The real NCHC tourney will be quite well attended. Boston is much funner than Minneapolis!!”

    But is Boston more fun than Minneapolis… or just funner? LOL
    16 minutes ago

  5. What a f’in joke. Yale doesn’t even make the ECAC tourney and Quinnipioac loses in the first round and they both get in? What a complete utter joke.

    • Where did you pull those facts from? You do realize all 12 teams participate in the tourney, so right off the bat you’ve lost all credibility. QU lost in the semis to Harvard, and Yale lost in a 3 game series to Harvard.


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