ESPN’s John Buccigross talks NCAA D-I men’s ice hockey regionals, Hobey Baker: USCHO Spotlight episode 24

ESPN’s John Buccigross donned an American International jersey on a recent episode of In The Crease (photo:

ESPN’s John Buccigross makes a return visit to the show to talk NCAA D-I Men’s Ice Hockey Regionals this coming weekend. The play-by-play voice of the network’s Frozen Four and Northeast Regional coverage also shares his thoughts on the Hobey Baker Award candidates for this season with hosts Jim Connelly  and Ed Trefzger.

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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.