No. 2 UMass at No. 10 Providence preview with Minutemen coach Greg Carvel: USCHO Game of the Week episode 19

 (photo: Thom Kendall/UMass Athletics)
UMass hopes to celebrate its first Hockey East regular-season championship this weekend (photo: Thom Kendall/UMass Athletics).

This week’s USCHO Game of the Week is No. 2 UMass at No. 10 Providence, with two teams vying for both Hockey East position and position in the PairWise. Minutemen head coach Greg Carvel joins hosts Jim Connelly and Ed Trefzger for a preview.

We also look at No. 3 Minnesota Duluth at North Dakota for a pair of NCHC games, No. 6 Ohio State’s opportunity to sew up the Big Ten at Michigan, a pair of ECAC Hockey matchups with ranked teams on Saturday, Lake Superior’s trip to face Northern Michigan in the WCHA for a pair, plus the Atlantic Hockey race, in which nine teams can finish anywhere from a bye to on the road for the first round.

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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.