Some point splits but no losses for top five teams: Weekend Review podcast Season 2 Episode 15

Hosts Jim Connelly and Ed Trefzger look at the games of January 17 and 18, 2020.

In the NCHC, host Omaha picked up two league points in two ties with No. 4 Denver, No. 1 North Dakota captured five of six points at Miami despite leading for only 2:38 of the weekend, and St. Cloud swept visiting No. 8 Minnesota Duluth.

Big Ten action saw Michigan taking five of six points at No. 6 Penn State, while No. 18 Notre Dame’s difficulties continued at No. 9 Ohio State and No. 20 Michigan State split with Wisconsin.

Plus: No. 3 Minnesota State swept No. 15 Bowling Green, but needed OT on Saturday to do so, No. 5 Boston College had wins over No. 13 UMass Lowell and Boston University, Dartmouth reaches the 10-win mark with a weekend sweep, No. 1 Cornell gets a win and a tie hosting No. 17 Northern Michigan, and Canisius continues to climb the Atlantic Hockey standings by picking up five points at Sacred Heart.

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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.