Two nasty penalties, some epic series, and several teams getting hot at the right time: Weekend Review episode 21

 (Jim Rosvold)
Despite a pair of losses at Minnesota, Arizona State remained at No. 8 in the PairWise rankings and a lock for the NCAA tournament (photo: Jim Rosvold).

Really rough penalties from Arizona State and Quinnipiac raised eyebrows over the weekend, while word on supplemental discipline was still being awaited.

Hosts Jim Connelly and Ed Trefzger also look at the Big Ten field, which was set after key series between No. 18 Penn State and No. 17 Notre Dame, plus Wisconsin’s pair of overtime wins over Michigan. The ECAC field was finally set after a late tie jumbled the standings. Colorado College remained hot with a split against North Dakota, while the NCHC standings may create a rivalry playoff. Things are nearly set in Hockey East. And we take a look at the PairWise.

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.