No. 4 Denver at Omaha preview with Mavericks coach Mike Gabinet: Game of the Week Podcast Season 2 Episode 15

Hosts Jim Connelly and Ed Trefzger are joined by Omaha head coach Mike Gabinet to preview the Mavericks’ two home games this weekend against No. 4 Denver in NCHC play.

They also look at other key matchups, including No. 8 Minnesota Duluth at St. Cloud in the NCHC, plus three weekend series in the Big Ten: No. 18 Notre Dame at No. 9 Ohio State, Michigan at No. 6 Penn State, and No. 20 Michigan State at Wisconsin.

In Hockey East, No. 5 Boston College is at No. 13 UMass Lowell on Friday and hosts rival Boston University on Saturday.

The WCHA’s top series has No. 3 Minnesota State at No. 15 Bowling Green, and a Saturday ECAC tilt finds No. 7 Clarkson at No. 16 Harvard.

In non-conference play, No. 17 Northern Michigan is at No. 1 (tie) Cornell and No. 14 Arizona State hosts Rochester Institute of Technology for weekend series.

And an old traditional rivalry has Army West Point visiting its Canadian counterpart Royal Military Academy on Saturday.

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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.