No. 16 North Dakota at No. 2 Minnesota State preview with Fighting Hawks coach Brad Berry: Game of the Week Podcast Season 2 Episode 3

Head Coach: Brad Berry 24 March 17 University of North Dakota and Boston University meet in the NCAA West Region at Scheels Arena Fargo, ND (Bradley K. Olson)
Brad Berry’s Fighting Hawks started a four-year run of national championships in the NCHC. North Dakota looks to return to the NCAA tournament in 2020 (photo: Bradley K. Olson).

Fresh off a weekend sweep at home in the middle of a rare October blizzard, North Dakota coach Brad Berry is prepping his No. 16 Fighting Hawks for a weekend at No. 2 Minnesota State. Berry joins hosts Jim Connelly and Ed Trefzger for a preview. We also look at Alaska’s pair at No. 9 Penn State, No. 3 Minnesota Duluth at No. 17 Wisconsin, and No. 6 Boston College at No. 1 Denver among other 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.