Minnesota Duluth at Denver preview with writer Matt Wellens on USCHO Game of the Week episode 6

 (2018 Melissa Wade)
USCHO Game of the Week: Defending national champion Minnesota Duluth heads to Denver for a two-game series (photo: Melissa Wade).

This week’s USCHO Game of the Week has No. 1 Minnesota Duluth at No. 7 Denver for a pair of NCHC contests. While the Bulldogs are defending national champs, they lost the 2017 title to the Pioneers and lost five games last season to DU. Duluth News Tribune’s Matt Wellens joins hosts Jim Connelly and Ed Trefzger for a preview of this weekend’s games.

Jim and Ed also highlight other games of note, including:

No. 16 Michigan at No. 5 Penn State;

No. 17 Cornell hosting No. 14 Quinnipiac and No. 15 Princeton;

And No. 18 Arizona State’s trip to Harvard for a pair.

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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.