Denver keeps rolling, Wisconsin is hot, Minnesota State stays tough at home: Weekend Review Podcast Season 2, Episode 3

Freshman linemates Nathan Smith (8) and Lucas Sowder (21) combined for two goals and five assists for seven points in Minnesota State’s 4-4 tie with North Dakota Friday, October 18. The Mavericks would win 2-1 on Saturday (photo: Jason Wachter/Minnesota State).

Hosts Jim Connelly and Ed Trefzger look back at the weekend of October 17-20. Denver moves to 6-0 on the season with a sweep of Boston College, Minnesota State gets a home tie and win against North Dakota, and Wisconsin sweeps defending champs Minnesota Duluth top the podcast. Also of note: Maine’s split with Quinnipiac, Providence’s north country sweep, Bowling Green’s home-and-home wins over Western Michigan, Alaska’s split with Penn State, and RIT’s near-10,000 crowd in a win over Merrimack.

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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.