Vermont, Minnesota highlight first weekend of 2018-19 season on USCHO Weekend Review Episode 1

7 Oct 18: The University of Minnesota Golden Gophers host the University of Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs in a non-conference matchup at 3M Arena at Mariucci in Minneapolis, MN. (Jim Rosvold/University of Minnesota)
Minnesota got its first win under new head coach Bob Motzko over in-state rival Minnesota Duluth on Sunday night. (Jim Rosvold/University of Minnesota)

The start of the 2018-19 season has already yielded some important results: Vermont upset Michigan at Yost, and Minnesota got a home win and a tie on the road against Minnesota Duluth. Other big weekends were seen by Lake Superior State, Miami, and Arizona State. Hosts Jim Connelly and Ed Trefzger review those games, plus a compassionate gesture from Army West Point, and some discussion on a new rule for 2018.

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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 a former color analyst for UMass-Lowell hockey’s radio network and 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 is the radio play-by-play voice for Rochester Institute of Technology hockey on the RIT Tigers Sports Network, and has been involved with the broadcasts as a producer, studio host, and color commentator since their inception. He is co-owner and president of broadcasting company Genesee Media, and was general manager of the former Rochester, N.Y., sports radio station 97.5 The Team.