Providence prevails over UMass, sweeps are few as league standings remain volatile: Weekend Review episode 20

Francis Marotte (1 - Robert Morris), Will Calverley (8 - RIT) (2019 Omar Phillips)
Rochester Institute of Technology’s 2-2 tie with Robert Morris kept the Tigers from clinching a first-round bye on Saturday. Things are still largely unsettled in Atlantic Hockey, as well as the other five conferences (photo: Omar Phillips).

In front of a sellout crowd, Providence downed UMass in USCHO’s Game of the Week.

Hosts Jim Connelly and Ed Trefzger also take a look at some key results from a weekend that had few sweeps, survey the playoff races in each conference, and analyze the PairWise rankings.

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.