Hosts Jim Connelly and Ed Trefzger look at the games of January 31 and February 1 in college hockey.
In the NCHC, Minnesota Duluth swept Denver to keep pace with North Dakota. Notre Dame picked up a big five points on the road against Penn State as only one point separates the top five in the Big Ten. Bemidji State stays on a roll sweeping Bowling Green.
In Hockey East, Maine’s sweep of Merrimack puts the Black Bears in the hunt for the league’s regular season title, with only three points separating first from eighth in the standings. Quinnipiac made a statement by downing then-No. 1 Cornell 5-0 in ECAC Hockey. And in Atlantic Hockey, Sacred Heart and AIC opened up more room while several teams vie for home ice in the playoffs.
Arizona State solidified its position in the PairWise with a weekend sweep.
We also look at Jim’s report from last week on Hockey East considering affiliation with an all-sport conference.
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About the hosts
Jim Connelly is a senior writer at USCHO.com and has been with the site since 1999. He is based in Boston and regularly covers Hockey East. He began with USCHO.com 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.