Four ranked teams in Fortress Invitational, plus a national semifinal rematch: Game of the Week Podcast Season 2 Episode 13

Four ranked teams face off this weekend in the Fortress Invitational in Las Vegas: No. 2 Cornell, No. 6 Ohio State, No. 14 Providence, and No. 20 Army West Point. Hosts Jim Connelly – who’s on-site for USCHO in Vegas – and Ed Trefzger preview the tournament.

We also look ahead at a rematch of last April’s national semifinal game with No. 9 UMass at No. 7 Denver, No. 19 Western Michigan’s home-and-home series with No. 15 Notre Dame, Michigan Tech – fresh off its GLI championship – at No. 17 Arizona State, No. 16 Harvard and Dartmouth’s games with Quinnipiac, and some key weekend series in the WCHA.

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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.