Weekend Review episode 8: Union wins the Belpot, Harvard downs Cornell at MSG, and a rant on the USHL and media’s handling of Wahlstrom

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Union brought home the Belpot. Photo: William Cherry/PressEye).

In this episode: Union wins Belpot at the Friendship Four, allowing two goals in two games, while more than 23,000 fans attended. It’s also considered one of the most televised events in Northern Ireland history.

Hosts Jim Connelly and Ed Trefzger also highlight:

Harvard beats Cornell in rivalry game at Madison Square Garden;

North Dakota finds a way to sweep;

UMass wins in overtime vs. Princeton;

Bentley pulls off the upset against Boston College;

Robert Morris was impressive in a sweep of Mercyhurst;

Minnesota State loses back end of home-and-home with Bemidji St.;

Omaha sweeps Arizona State.

Plus: About that whole Tri-City Storm claiming of Oliver Wahlstrom. Jim and Ed go on a bit of a rant about the irresponsibility of the USHL and the media.

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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.