NCAA D-I Men’s Frozen Four in the Spotlight with Minnesota Duluth’s Scott Sandelin, plus highlights from the coaches news conference

UMD players celebrate after winning the Midwest Regional final (2019 Omar Phillips)
Minnesota Duluth players celebrate after winning the NCAA D-I men’s Midwest Regional final (photo: Omar Phillips).

With the NCAA D-I men’s Frozen Four just nine days away, hosts Jim Connelly and Ed Trefzger catch up with the coach of the defending national champs, Minnesota Duluth’s Scott Sandelin. We also feature some highlights from the NCAA Frozen Four coaches news conference that included Denver’s David Carle, Massachusetts’ Greg Carvel, and Providence’s Nate Leaman.

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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.