Semifinal Thursday at the Frozen Four: Live from Chicago

CHICAGOUSCHO Live! is on the road in Chicago with live broadcasts each day of the Frozen Four at Kitty O’Shea’s at the Chicago Hilton. Thursday’s two-hour preview of the national semifinals airs from 1 to 3 p.m. CDT. Our guests are Candace Horgan, USCHO NCHC columnist, who is covering Denver; Jake Brown, Irish Illustrated; Ty Halpin, Frank Cole, Steve Piotrowski — NCAA officials who will discuss rules and officiating; and  Joe Bertagna, Hockey East commissioner.

Join us for the conversation live or online, Thursday, April 6, at 1 p.m. CDT 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 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. 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.