No. 16 UMass Lowell vs. No. 15 Providence preview with River Hawks coach Norm Bazin: Game of the Week Podcast Season 2 Episode 10

UMass Lowell coach Norm Bazin joins hosts Jim Connelly and Ed Trefzger to preview the No. 16 River Hawks’ home-and-home Hockey East series with No. 15 Providence.

Jim and Ed also look at these weekend matchups: No. 2 Cornell is at No. 12 Harvard on Friday in ECAC Hockey action; in the NCHC, No. 3 North Dakota is at No. 17 Western Michigan and No. 14 Minnesota Duluth is at No. 18 Omaha in weekend series; No. 4 Denver travels for a pair at No. 20 Arizona State; and in a home-and-home series separated by an extra day and 800 air miles, No. 9 Notre Dame takes on No. 10 Boston College.

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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.