Feb. 7 USCHO Live! looks at rules, officiating

On the Feb. 7 edition of USCHO Live! we’ll have our annual review of the NCAA rulebook and officiating as we’re joined by NCAA men’s and women’s ice hockey rules committee secretary and rules editor Steve Piotrowski, who is also a veteran referee and currently coordinator of officials for the Big Ten,  and NCAA national coordinator of ice hockey officials Frank Cole. Join us for the conversation and information, Tues., Feb. 7, at 8 p.m. EST using the player below or listen using the Spreaker Radio app for iOSAndroid or Windows phone.

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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.

11 COMMENTS

  1. The Eagles are not traveling to UVM. The games are at the Heights Friday and Saturday. PC might be able to split NU. It would be tough but it can happen. They should focus on scoring the first goal since the Huskies tempo depends quite a bit of it. As of right now it looks like NU will win the regular season followed by the Eagles and BU in third place. The odds of that changing are pretty high.
    In all honesty, the Beanpot first round was the worst refereed games I’ve ever seen. The NCAA and HEA really need to address this issue. The level of quality refs from men to women’s is quite different. Things like interference and delayed game for throwing the puck over the glass are non- existent.

    • You are correct regarding the location of the Vermont/BC games this weekend, my error. 

      As for delay of game for shooting the puck over the glass in the defensive zone, I’ve seen some pretty obvious cases and I’ve never seen a penalty assessed in the women’s game. They did change the rule such that the offending team is not allowed to change lines if the puck goes over the high glass and the player was inside her own blue line. That rule cost Northeastern and helped lead to the BC goal in the teams’ final Hockey East meeting.

  2. The Eagles are not traveling to UVM. The games are at the Heights Friday and Saturday. PC might be able to split NU. It would be tough but it can happen. They should focus on scoring the first goal since the Huskies tempo depends quite a bit of it. As of right now it looks like NU will win the regular season followed by the Eagles and BU in third place. The odds of that changing are pretty high.
    In all honesty, the Beanpot first round was the worst refereed games I’ve ever seen. The NCAA and HEA really need to address this issue. The level of quality refs from men to women’s is quite different. Things like interference and delayed game for throwing the puck over the glass are non- existent.

    • You are correct regarding the location of the Vermont/BC games this weekend, my error. 

      As for delay of game for shooting the puck over the glass in the defensive zone, I’ve seen some pretty obvious cases and I’ve never seen a penalty assessed in the women’s game. They did change the rule such that the offending team is not allowed to change lines if the puck goes over the high glass and the player was inside her own blue line. That rule cost Northeastern and helped lead to the BC goal in the teams’ final Hockey East meeting.

  3. When i look at SOS for D-1 i see WCHA teams are the first 8 teams. How does Cornell keep getting so much love???? If you play the hardest schedule consistantly that has to be worth more than just racking up wins against sub .500 teams????

  4. When i look at SOS for D-1 i see WCHA teams are the first 8 teams. How does Cornell keep getting so much love???? If you play the hardest schedule consistantly that has to be worth more than just racking up wins against sub .500 teams????

  5. If WMU wins, like you both predicted, let’s just cancel the consolation game. It would be meaningless, all four teams are in the NC anyway.

  6. Haven’t watched WMU this year, but they’re obviously having a special season and will be a team to be reckoned with… Great to see a different team or two in the NCAA mix. From my view, Denver (my #1) and UMD have been the two best teams all year, and should be the NCAA favorites. That said, Harvard is a close 3rd and Union could be a real sleeper.

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