Colorado College’s Haviland, Army West Point’s Riley to guest on January 3 USCHO Live!

Our scheduled guests for the January 3 edition of USCHO Live! are coaches from two teams with successful holiday tournaments: Colorado College’s Mike Haviland, whose Tigers took the Florida College Classic title, and Army West Point’s Brian Riley, whose Black Knights prevailed at the Ledyard Bank Classic. Guest hosting with Ed Trefzger will be USCHO.com Atlantic Hockey columnist Dan Rubin.

Join us for the conversation and information, Tues., January 3 at 8 p.m. EST using the player below or listen using the Spreaker Radio app for iOSAndroid or Windows phone.

Be part of the conversation! 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 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.” Jim is the winner of the 2012 Joe Concannon award. He is the color analyst for UMass-Lowell hockey’s radio network, 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 10 seasons. Ed is vice president and general manager of CBS Sports Radio affiliate 105.5 The Team in Rochester, N.Y., and COO of its parent company, Genesee Media Corporation.

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  1. The Mavericks have played all of their top-tier opponents tough this year, and I don’t expect the CC series to be any different. I’m not saying that they’ll walk away with more than a point or 2, the Tigers have some excellent offensive weapons, but I do expect at least one tight game.

    CC sweep, but not by much.

    • CC’s mediocre goaltending will haunt them.  Minnesota state has been playing good hockey lately and they are home.  Look for a split here this weekend.

  2. The Mavericks have played all of their top-tier opponents tough this year, and I don’t expect the CC series to be any different. I’m not saying that they’ll walk away with more than a point or 2, the Tigers have some excellent offensive weapons, but between a goaltender (Cook) that is perfectly capable of stealing games for them and an offense that scores in bunches MSU could be tough.

    CC sweep, but not by much

    • CC’s mediocre goaltending will haunt them.  Minnesota state has been playing good hockey lately and they are home.  Look for a split here this weekend.

  3. CC, on paper, should sweep. But the should have swept Alaska as well and were only a few minutes away from going into overtime and potentailly tying Alaska last Saturday evening.

    If CC’s defense shows up, then they sweep, if not, then it will be another long weekend of missed potential for the Tigers.

  4. CC, on paper, should sweep. But the should have swept Alaska as well and were only a few minutes away from going into overtime and potentailly tying Alaska last Saturday evening.

    If CC’s defense shows up, then they sweep, if not, then it will be another long weekend of missed potential for the Tigers.

    • SCSU hopes your dream’s come true Wisco. A sweep at the hands of the hawks would put them 3 games under 500. A hole that would be hard to climb out of to be under consideration for an at large birth.

  5. Candace, got a question for you. Anyone serious (Sparky/UofMGC/Ray) that might know can chime in. Fan voting has begun for Hobey and I went to the sight. There were some Freshman that I feel should get some consideration (Borgstrom/Greenway/McAvoy) that were not listed. Are there other names that can be added, or are only those currently listed on the site now eligible.

    • From my understanding only those listed are eligible. For some reason I feel the coaches of each team nominate a player/players on their team to be under consideration.

      • Wonder when the coaches do their nominations, and are they only allowed one per team? I’m sure Montgomery nominated Butcher for his total work throughout his career but would think he would nominate Borgstrom if possible.

    • I see that I am not one of your “anyone serious” candidates, but I had this same question a few years ago and the best I could find out was that it is too late to add anyone. But I could be wrong.

      • Sorry stod_2, you certainly are one of the “serious” candidates. Just haven’t seen you around in a while. I do appreciate you answering me, not what I wanted to hear though.

        • Yeah, I wish there was a way because it seems like there is always someone that deserves it even just for the pat on the back that it would be if they had very little chance to get the award. A good season should be rewarded with a nod for the Hobey and it shouldn’t matter what year you are, but it seems that Freshman have to have a better year than an upper class-man to even make the list.

          Hope you are well. Starting to feel like DU and UMD (really wish I could say it was UND) are on a crash course for each other in the FF this year. At this point I am just hoping that UND makes the tourney.

          • UND will make it. Looks like UND needs to win 4 of their last 8 to stay in top 13. Then I’m sure just not get swept in the first round of playoffs. collegehockeyranked.com/forecast/pwrbywins/

          • I think UND is in a good spot. According to college hockey ranked UND needs to go 500 to still be 13 and under in the PWR. They don’t factor in the playoffs so I would assume you would need to not get swept in the first round.

          • The way UND has been playing I think going 500 the rest of the way is a stretch. Look, I want them to make it but I think that this could be the year that their streak of NCAA tourney bids gets broken. Hope not. I think a lot depends on this weekend. They really need to find a way to sweep St Cloud and I would start to feel better but I doubt that happens. Should be an interesting end to the season.

          • I am doing well, hope the same for you. I agree with MN-Wild that UND is in a really good spot. Especially, playing pretty much only ranked teams from here on out. Once you get to Regionals, only takes getting hot enough to go on a 4 game winning streak. Sioux have showed that capability in the past, so I wouldn’t bail on them now.

          • So after their loss on Friday they dropped to 13th I think. And now sit at 10. Overall they have to get some more consistent scoring or they won’t make it.Too bad, cause they have a nice team this year and I hope they find that consistent scoring because the rest of their game seems to be where it needs to be. Just can’t score. I think that they can make it obviously but who knows. The issue is the last two series are against non ranked teams in Omaha and Miami, so if they were to say not get a win against one of them (tie and loss or two ties) then they are in real trouble. Hate seasons like this where they are on the bubble. Much better last year when it was just a matter of how how in the rankings they were going to end up.

    • I’ll take this one, Candy. I think it’s obvious that Bessy sould be the front runner. Maybe throw some other cats in the mix too. It’s probably going to be someone on Wisconson tho. Thanks for asking, good question!

    • Miami has 3, and I don’t feel any of them see more deserving than borgstrom after watching them play live 4 times. I understand they’ve played many more games than that.

    • Hi, sorry, I was in the mountains all day. I did research this, and as far as I can tell, and, more importantly, my editor as well, the teams nominate players for the fan vote. However, coaches can vote for anyone, and the coach vote makes up the majority that gets it to the final 10.

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