This week’s USCHO.com Game of the Week is No. 7 Ohio State at No. 3 Notre Dame for a two-game series. Buckeyes coach Steve Rohlik joins hosts Jim Connelly and Ed Trefzger for a preview of the weekend and a look at where his team stands early in the 2018-19 season.
Also getting quick previews:
(4) Minnesota State in a home-and-home with (10) Minnesota;
(16) Wisconsin at (14) North Dakota for a pair of non-conference games that renew an old WCHA rivalry;
(2) St. Cloud State for two games at unranked, but getting votes, Colorado College;
(13) Northeastern in a Thursday-Saturday home-and-home with a Boston University squad looking for its first win;
D-I’s two newest teams: Arizona State at 6-2-0 visiting (6) Penn State for a pair;
And Air Force at Army for the first two of four meetings between these service academy rivals.
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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.