UMass takes down No. 1, Notre Dame romps, and we discuss 5v5 and 3v3 overtimes: Weekend Review Ep. 3

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Union’s Anthony Rinaldi (8) and the Dutchmen swept Northeastern on the road (photo: Kevin R Young).

Hosts Jim Connelly and Ed Trefzger review the top results of the weekend: UMass — or should we say #NewMass — split on the weekend with No. 1 Ohio State, while No. 2 Notre Dame swept Omaha and No. 20 Union did the same to No. 12 Northeastern.

Boston College and Boston University are both 0-3 for the first time since the end of prohibition.

We also look at RIT’s annual Brick City Homecoming game, and several weekend splits.

Plus a discussion of the merits of 5-on-5 and 3-on-3 overtimes and how the PairWise Rankings can reflect overtime.

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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.