Following a legacy of championships and legendary coaches, Lake Superior’s Damon Whitten leads a program on the rise: USCHO Spotlight episode 18

Damon Whitten (photo: Lake Superior State)

A program with a history of winning championships and a pantheon of legendary coaches, Lake Superior State is finding success again under head coach Damon Whitten. He talks this year’s Lakers, his mentors along the way, and his approach to coaching and the game. Whitten also looks at the remaining games in the regular season in this conversation with hosts Jim Connelly and Ed Trefzger.

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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.