No. 2 North Dakota at No. 11 Minnesota Duluth preview with CBS Sports Network’s Dave Starman: Game of the Week Podcast Season 2 Episode 16

CBS Sports Network analyst Dave Starman joins hosts Jim Connelly and Ed Trefzger to preview No. 2 North Dakota at No. 11 Minnesota Duluth. Friday’s nationally-televised NCHC conference game is the USCHO Game of the Week.

We also preview other key games. In the NCHC, we look at No. 5 Denver at Miami. Two Big Ten matchups are No. 9 Penn State at No. 19 Michigan State and Wisconsin at Notre Dame. The premier WCHA series finds Bemidji at No. 3 Minnesota State.

Back east in the ECAC, No. 1 Cornell hosts No. 20 Dartmouth on Friday and No. 16 Harvard on Saturday. In Hockey East, we preview home-and-home series between No. 7 UMass and New Hampshire and No. 12 UMass Lowell and Boston University, as well as a two-game series with Maine at No. 4 Boston College. And in Atlantic Hockey, American International and Army West Point look to gain ground atop the standings on the road against Robert Morris and Niagara respectively.

Non-conference play has No. 13 Arizona State at No. 8 Clarkson for the weekend, Union and Rensselaer on Saturday in the Mayor’s Cup, and the first-ever Connecticut Ice tournament with No. 17 Quinnipiac, UConn, Yale, and Sacred Heart.

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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.