2018 Ice Breaker tournament is featured on USCHO Game of the Week episode 1

Erie, Pa., is the host city for the 2018 Ice Breaker Tournament, with Mercyhurst as the host school.

Mercyhurst coach Rick Gotkin joins hosts Jim Connelly and Ed Trefzger to talk about preparation for the tournament, which also includes Miami, Notre Dame, and Providence.

Will this tournament give Erie an opportunity to host other tournaments, maybe in the preseason? Gotkin tells us.

Jim and Ed also preview several match ups among teams in the USCHO.com men’s poll top 20.

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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 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.