Hosts prevail in holiday tournaments, plus a look at conference standings, PairWise: Weekend Review podcast Season 2 Episode 12

The host teams prevailed in three holiday tournaments: Minnesota in the Mariucci Classic, Dartmouth in the Ledyard Bank Classic, and Vermont in the Catamount Cup. Host Ed Trefzger and guest host Dan Rubin look at the results of those three tournaments, as well as Harvard’s win over and tie with Arizona State in the SoCal Clash and Army West Point’s entry into the top 20 with a win over New Hampshire.

We also review the race for the regular season in each of the six conferences, and take an early look at the PairWise Rankings: Who’s likely in and who’s in trouble?

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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.