Weather impacts games inside and out, streaks end and extend: USCHO Weekend Review episode 15

Brett Larson 2019 January 18 St. Cloud State University hosts Western Michigan in a NCHC contest at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center (Bradley K. Olson)
Brett Larson’s St. Cloud Huskies ended Western Michigan’s 10-game unbeaten streak with a weekend sweep (photo: Bradley K. Olson).

Hosts Jim Connelly and Ed Trefzger look back at a weekend that had a 15-below zero outdoor game and teams stranded by storms east and west. Also:

Ohio State’s sweep of Penn State and Michigan State’s first sweep of Minnesota since the 1970s;

The end to streaks by Western Michigan (at the hands of St. Cloud) and Lake Superior (who split with Minnesota State);

Clarkson’s eight-game winning streak;

The home-and-home split with UMass and Northeastern;

And American International’s four-point lead in Atlantic Hockey.

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.