Sacred Heart’s C. J. Marottolo talks Pioneers, Atlantic Hockey, Connecticut roots: USCHO Spotlight episode 10

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C. J. Marottolo (photo: Sacred Heart)

Capping off the first semester with a weekend road sweep, Sacred Heart finds itself right in the middle of Atlantic Hockey’s tightly-packed standings. Head coach C. J. Marottolo joins Ed Trefzger and guest host Dan Rubin with a look at the Pioneers so far this season, Marottolo’s path to Sacred Heart and his Connecticut hockey roots, the team’s move to Webster Bank Arena, and what the program tells players they are recruiting about the school and the league, and a style of play that’s both heavy and fast.

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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.