Alabama Huntsville’s Lance West talks this year’s Chargers, future growth of program: USCHO Spotlight college hockey podcast Season 3 Episode 6

Alabama Huntsville won its first two games of the season, and first home wins, with a weekend sweep of Ferris state.

First-year Chargers head coach Lance West joins hosts Jim Connelly and Ed Trefzger to talk about the weekend, future plans which include a new arena and a new league home, filling 13 open spots on the team during the offseason, and recruiting.

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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.