Harvard’s Ted Donato talks this year’s Crimson, favors 3v3 OT and longer season for Ivies: USCHO Spotlight Season 2 Episode 7

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Harvard coach Ted Donato, in his 16th season behind the bench of his alma mater, has his 5-0-0 Crimson at No. 10 in the USCHO.com men’s Division I poll. Donato joins hosts Jim Connelly and Ed Trefzger to talk about this year’s team and ECAC Hockey, and speaks in favor of expanding the Ivy League schedule from 29 to 34 games (something a fellow Ivy coach, Cornell’s Mike Schafer, has also advocated) and also the 3v3 overtime format.

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About the hosts

Jim Connelly is a senior writer at USCHO.com and has been with the site since 1999. He is based in Boston and regularly covers Hockey East. He began with USCHO.com 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.