This week’s USCHO Game of the Week is Saturday’s No. 5 Quinnipiac at Yale matchup, the final regular season game for both teams in ECAC Hockey with playoff seeding implications. We get a preview of what – for Quinnipiac at least – has become a big rivalry with Bobcats head coach Rand Pecknold.
Hosts Jim Connelly and Ed Trefzger also take a tour around college hockey: In the Big Ten, No. 18 Penn State is at No. 17 Notre Dame for a pair with home ice in the playoffs on the line; No. 11 Cornell takes on No. 13 Clarkson for ECAC position; No. 1 St. Cloud is at No. 10 Western Michigan with PairWise in play and No. 20 North Dakota is at Colorado College in the NCHC; No. 12 Arizona State wraps its season with two at Minnesota; the WCHA is playing for playoff seeds; and Atlantic Hockey is a jumble that will come down to Saturday’s games.
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About the hosts
Jim Connelly (@JimmyConnelly) is a senior writer at USCHO.com and has been with the site since 1999. He is based in Boston and regularly covers Hockey East. He began with USCHO.com 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.