This week’s USCHO.com Game of the Week is No. 4 Providence hosting No. 9 UMass on Saturday, the second half of a home-and-home Hockey East series starting Thursday in Amherst. Providence coach Nate Leaman joins the podcast to preview the contests.
Hosts Jim Connelly and Ed Trefzger also preview other games involving teams in the USCHO.com Men’s Division I poll:
In the Big Ten, (6) Notre Dame at (14) Michigan, and (16) Minnesota at (20) Wisconsin;
In ECAC Hockey, (12) Union at (18) Princeton and (13) Quinnipiac;
NCHC contests including (5) Denver at (2) St. Cloud and (11) North Dakota at (19) Miami;
Jim and Ed also look at some non-conference games of note.
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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.