World Junior Championship update, holiday tournaments, and is there a need for 3v3 OT in the NCAA? USCHO Weekend Review Ep. 12

In this episode: Three first-round games are in the books for USA in the World Junior Championship. Hosts Jim Connelly and Ed Trefzger look back at those, as well as asking (and answering) whether the team’s performance in 3-on-3 overtime against Sweden points to the need for that overtime format in NCAA hockey.

They also look at some holiday tournament results, including Clarkson’s win of the Desert Hockey Classic, and milestones hit by Quinnipiac’s Rand Pecknold and Providence’s Nate Leaman.

This episode is sponsored by the NCAA men’s ice hockey Frozen Four in Buffalo, N.Y., April 11 and 13:

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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.