UConn’s Mike Cavanaugh talks Huskies, some positives amid COVID-19 restrictions: USCHO Spotlight college hockey podcast Season 3 Episode 10

After a 1-4-1 start, UConn is 6-2-1 in its last nine games, including a weekend sweep of Merrimack.

Huskies head coach Mike Cavanaugh joins hosts Jim Connelly and Ed Trefzger to talk about this year’s team, the World Juniors appearances by sophomores Vladislav Firstov and Yan Kuznetsov, playing on campus instead of in Hartford, and some positives that have resulted even amid COVID-19 limitations.

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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.