Boston College ends the non-conference slump, Northeastern goes for two, the PairWise bubble, and how about Bentley: USCHO Weekend Review episode 17

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Boston College ended its 25-game non-conference slump by downing Harvard, 2-1, in the first round of the 2019 Beanpot (photo: Melissa Wade).

A later-in-the-week edition of USCHO Spotlight allows us to look back at the first round of the Beanpot, in which Boston College ended its streak of 25 non-conference losses, and Northeastern has given itself a chance for a second straight title.

Hosts Jim Connelly and Ed Trefzger also look at who’s on the bubble and who’s relatively safe in the PairWise Rankings, a look at Arizona State and the Sun Devils’ post-season prospects, Bentley’s nation-leading unbeaten streak, and American International’s 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.