A weekend of upsets starts 2019, silver for USA: Weekend Update episode 13

Canisius players celebrate a goal by David Parrottino (9 - Canisius) (2019 Omar Phillips)
David Parrottino and the Canisius Golden Griffins celebrated a weekend sweep of North Dakota (photo: Omar Phillips).

If ever there were an indication of the parity now in NCAA D-I men’s hockey, it was this past weekend’s slew of upsets, with several top teams losing, including St. Cloud, UMass, and Quinnipiac, as well as a weekend sweep of North Dakota by Canisius, putting the Fighting Hawks’ at-large postseason prospects at risk.

Hosts Jim Connelly and Ed Trefzger also look at USA’s silver medal in the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship.

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

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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.