Four points for Notre Dame, sweeps for UMass, Penn State, Denver, Arizona State, Northern Michigan: Weekend Review podcast Season 2 Episode 5

02 Nov 19: Spencer Stastney (Notre Dame - 24) goal. The University of Minnesota Golden Gopher host the University of Notre Dame Fighting Irish in a B1G matchup at 3M Arena at Mariucci in Minneapolis, MN. (Jim Rosvold)
Spencer Stastney (24) scored one of Notre Dame’s five goals en route to a 5-3 win over Minnesota on Saturday, helping the Fighting Irish to a four-point weekend (photo: Jim Rosvold).

Hosts Jim Connelly and Ed Trefzger look at the games of October 31-November 3. Included are Notre Dame’s four points at Minnesota, sweeps by UMass, Penn State, Denver, Arizona State, and Northern Michigan, the split between Bowling Green and Minnesota State, Maine’s three of four points agains Boston University, and the first shootout in Atlantic Hockey. Jim and Ed also weigh in on the three-on-three OT and on penalty box weirdness at Penn State on Friday.

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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.