Arizona State splits with Penn State, North Dakota sweeps Wisconsin, Gaudet and Jackson hit milestones, and about that UConn arena: Weekend Review Ep. 5

Josh Ess (Wisconsin -20) Ludwig Hoff (North Dakota-27) 2018 November 3 The University of North Dakota hosts the Wisconsin Badgers in a non conference matchup at the Ralph Engelstad Arena in Grand Forks, ND (Bradley K. Olson)
After starting 0-2-1, North Dakota has won four straight, including a weekend sweep of Wisconsin (photo: Bradley K. Olson).

Hosts Jim Connelly and Ed Trefzger look back on the weekend, including:

Arizona State, at 7-3-0 and with 11 goals on the season for Johnny Walker, splits the weekend with an overtime win over No. 6 Penn State Saturday.

Dartmouth’s 5-1 win over Quinnipiac — and Penn State’s loss — means no perfect records left in D-I men’s hockey. That win was the 400th for Bob Gaudet.

Denver swept Western Michigan leaving the Pioneers as the only unbeaten team (5-0-1).

Jeff Jackson earned his 300th win at Notre Dame in his 14th season with 2-1 win over Ohio State on Saturday.

Minnesota State stayed red hot with a sweep of Minnesota.

North Dakota swept Wisconsin, winning four in a row after 0-2-1 start.

Holy Cross believed to have its largest crowd in Hart Center history (2,502) for 3-0 loss vs. Providence

UMass and Providence continue to roll, will meet up Thursday and Saturday.

And UConn announced funding for a new arena, which will be only 2,500-3,500 seats, but they supposedly have waiver from Hockey East. They’ll continue to play some/all men’s games at XL Center in Hartford.

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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.