Despite success, Jim Madigan’s Northeastern Huskies still have more to accomplish: USCHO Spotlight episode 20

 (2019 Melissa Wade)
Northeastern has won back-to-back Beanpots, but there’s still much more to accomplish, says coach Jim Madigan (photo: Melissa Wade).

Now in his eighth season behind the Northeastern bench, head coach Jim Madigan has led his alma mater to prominence in college hockey, with some things still to accomplish.

Madigan joins hosts Jim Connelly and Ed Trefzger to talk about this year’s team, the process of recruiting, taking over the program in August 2011 and that transition, and this weekend’s home-and-home series with Boston College.

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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.