Cornell’s Mike Schafer talks Big Red and ECAC Hockey: USCHO Spotlight college hockey podcast season 2 episode 22

Cornell completed its regular season with just two losses and won ECAC Hockey’s Cleary Cup for the regular season championship. Big Red head coach Mike Schafer joins hosts Jim Connelly and Ed Trefzger to look at this year’s season, the preparation for upcoming playoffs, historic Lynah Rink and Cornell’s great fan support, ECAC Hockey, the Ivy League, and his service on the NCAA men’s D-I Ice Hockey committee.

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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.