Massachusetts/Quinnipiac preview with Bobcats coach Rand Pecknold: USCHO Game of the Week episode 9

Rand Pecknold (Quinnipiac Athletics)

This week’s USCHO Game of the Week is No. 1 Massachusetts visiting No. 8 Quinnipiac, with a return match at UMass on Saturday. Quinnipiac coach Rand Pecknold joins us for a preview.

Ed Trefzger and guest co-host Dan Rubin also look ahead at some other key games, including:

No. 5 Notre Dame at No. 9 Penn State for a weekend series in the Big Ten;

A long time rivalry series as No. 16 Clarkson is home and home with St. Lawrence;

A big weekend for Merrimack with No. 10 Providence and No. 13 Northeastern visiting;

A couple of key weekend series in the NCHC with No. 6 Denver at No. 14 North Dakota, and Omaha at No. 2 St. Cloud State;

Plus a non-conference series as No. 19 Arizona State visits Princeton.

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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.