Minnesota Duluth sweeps No. 1 Notre Dame, North Dakota wins in front of boisterous support, Penn State and Quinnipiac are 5-0: Weekend Review Ep. 4

27 Oct 18: The University of North Dakota Fighting Hawks host the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers in the 2018 US Hockey Hall of Fame Game at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, NV. Photo: Jim Rosvold/University of Minnesota (Jim Rosvold/University of Minnesota)
Is there a future for a hometown college hockey team in Las Vegas? (Jim Rosvold/University of Minnesota)

Hosts Jim Connelly and Ed Trefzger look back on the weekend that was, including No. 3 Minnesota Duluth’s sweep of No. 1 Notre Dame on the road and a very successful U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame game in Las Vegas — at least for the fans and the atmosphere, but with some facility issues — as North Dakota downed Minnesota in front of a crowd dominated by Fighting Hawks fans. We discuss the possibility of getting a hometown program in Vegas.

Also in this episode:

  • Union and Cornell were both swept by unranked opponents
  • Arizona State is 6-2-0 on the season after sweeping Omaha at home
  • Penn State and Quinnipiac both improve to 5-0-0
  • Alabama-Huntsville is now 0-8-0 after giving up a third-period lead on Saturday
  • Michael Souza picks up first win as a head coach with New Hampshire’s 3-2 come-from-behind victory over Vermont in home opener
  • Army won seven of eight points in two weekend Atlantic Hockey road trips
  • Boston College’s and Boston University’s woes continue, sinking Hockey East’s out-of-conference record

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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.