Northeastern vs. Boston University Beanpot preview with Huskies coach Jim Madigan: USCHO Game of the Week episode 16

Jim Madigan

Defending champion No. 12 Northeastern takes on Boston University in the semifinal round of the 2019 Beanpot on Monday. Huskies coach Jim Madigan talks about the tournament and where his team is now with hosts Jim Connelly and Ed Trefzger.

Jim and Ed also preview other top match ups around the country this weekend, including No. 11 Notre Dame at No. 4 Ohio State, North Dakota at No. 7 Denver, No. 5 Quinnipiac at No. 10 Clarkson, and No. 13 Cornell at No. 18 Union.

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About the hosts

Jim Connelly (@JimmyConnelly) 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 (@EdTrefzger) 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.