No. 1 Denver at No. 7 Minnesota Duluth with Bulldogs beat writer Matt Wellens: Game of the Week Podcast Season 2 Episode 6

Hosts Jim Connelly and Ed Trefzger are joined by Matt Wellens of the Duluth News Tribune and The Rink Live for a preview of the weekend series in which No. 1 Denver visits No. 7 Minnesota Duluth in NCHC league play.

Also previewed are No. 9 Ohio State at No. 5 Notre Dame in the Big Ten, No. 11 home-and-home with Boston University and Maine at No. 14 UMass Lowell in Hockey East, Princeton and No. 15 Quinnipiac each taking on No. 18 Harvard, RIT home-and-home with Niagara in Atlantic Hockey, and a non-conference pair finding No. 12 Wisconsin visiting No. 20 Omaha.

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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.