Robert Morris’ Derek Schooley talks Colonials hockey, 2021 Frozen Four: USCHO Spotlight episode 22

Robert Morris coach Derek Schooley. RMU mens hockey v Air Force at Consol Energy Center. Photo by Jason Cohn (JASON COHN/RMU ASSIGNED)
Robert Morris coach Derek Schooley (file photo: Jason Cohn/Robert Morris)

Robert Morris head coach Derek Schooley has been behind the Colonials’ bench since the program started in 2004.

Schooley talked with hosts Jim Connelly and Ed Trefzger about this year’s team, this season, some key players, upcoming playoffs at Bentley, the NCAA D-I committee — of which he’s a member — and Pittsburgh and RMU’s planning for the 2021 Frozen Four.

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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.