In a weekend of splits, sweeps by Arizona State, Providence, Minnesota, Lake Superior get noticed: Weekend Review episode 19

Tommy Nappier (OSU - 37), Nathan Burke (MINN - 21) The Ohio State Buckeyes lose 4-3 to the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers Saturday, February 16, 2019 at Value City Arena in Columbus, OH. (Rachel Lewis - USCHO) (Rachel Lewis/©Rachel Lewis)
Minnesota’s weekend road sweep of Ohio State prevented the Buckeyes from claiming the Big Ten regular season crown (photo: Rachel Lewis).

Weekend sweeps were hard to come by, but those who did sweep made some noise.

Arizona State all but assured its NCAA at-large berth with a pair of wins over American International. Providence ended UMass Lowell’s 10 games unbeaten with home and home wins. Ohio State’s bid for the Big Ten regular season was stopped by Minnesota’s road sweep of the Buckeyes. And Lake Superior’s two 3-1 wins over Michigan Tech improved its record in the last 16 games to 13-2-1.

Hosts Jim Connelly and Ed Trefzger also take a look at who’s in PairWise trouble as we near the end of the regular season.

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.