St. Cloud State at Minnesota Duluth preview: USCHO Game of the Week episode 13

5 Apr 18: The University of Minnesota Duluth plays against the Ohio State University in a national semifinal of the the 2018 NCAA Division 1 Men's Frozen Four at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, MN. (Jim Rosvold/
Defending champion Minnesota Duluth hosts St. Cloud State this weekend as USCHO’s Game of the Week (photo: Jim Rosvold).

No. 1 St. Cloud State visits No. 5 Minnesota Duluth in a weekend series, the first two of four regular-season NCHC contests between the two. Bulldogs radio voice Bruce Ciskie of KDAL in Duluth joins hosts Jim Connelly and Ed Trefzger for a preview.

Jim and Ed also look ahead to:

No. 20 Miami at No. 14 Western Michigan in a pair of NCHC games;

No. 15 Union at No. 16 Clarkson;

No. 10 Bowling Green at Michigan Tech;

And a trio of Big Ten games, among others.

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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.