Catching up on Denver at midseason with Pioneers coach David Carle: USCHO Spotlight Season 2 Episode 14

After an 8-0 start but a bumpy November, No. 5 Denver has won four straight, including a weekend sweep over then-No. 9 UMass.

Hosts Jim Connelly and Ed Trefzger are joined by second-year Pioneers head coach David Carle for a look at some of his top performers, what’s gone well, where he’d like to improve, and how adversity is helping DU for the stretch toward the postseason.

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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.