This weekend is the first two of four games this season between Denver and Colorado College, a series that determines the winner of the Battle for the Gold Pan. Denver assistant coach Dallas Ferguson joins hosts Jim Connelly and Ed Trefzger for a look at the No. 3 Pioneers, a pre-scout of the Tigers, and some thoughts on the rivalry and the NCHC.Jim and Ed also look ahead to other games, including:No. 10 Western Michigan at No. 2 St. Cloud;No. 8 Northeastern home-and-home with No. 1 UMass;No. 18 Lake Superior at No. 6 Minnesota State;No. 4 Ohio State at No. 13 Penn State.This episode is sponsored by the 2019 NCAA Frozen Four, April 11 and 13 at KeyBank Center in Buffalo, N.Y. Visit ncaa.com/frozenfour for more information.Subscribe to this podcast on iTunes, in your favorite podcast app, or on Spreaker.Sponsor this podcast! Visit https://www.advertisecast.com/USCHOGameoftheWeek for details.
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.