Previewing the six D-I conference tournaments and highlighting significant games for the PairWise bubble: Game of the Week episode 23

 (Ken Jancef)
Boston College made it to the semifinal round of Hockey East, but needs a conference championship to advance to the NCAA tournament (photo: Ken Jancef).

There’s no one game of the week this week. Who could pick just one when there are 15 games this weekend, with six champions to be crowned and six NCAA berths on the line? Hosts Jim Connelly and Ed Trefzger preview all six conference tournaments and discuss PairWise Ranking implications of various games.

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About the hosts

Jim Connelly (@JimmyConnelly) 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 (@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.