NCHC commissioner Josh Fenton talks Frozen Faceoff, the Pod, 3×3 OT, NCAA selection: USCHO Spotlight college hockey podcast Season 3 Episode 11

NCHC commissioner Josh Fenton joins hosts Jim Connelly and Ed Trefzger in a wide-ranging discussion about this season in the NCHC, including plans for a Frozen Faceoff at North Dakota’s Ralph Engelstad Arena, the NCHC Pod in Omaha that started the season, and dealing with COVID-19 since the end of the Pod.

Other topics include this season’s implementation of 3×3 overtime, Fenton’s proposal for NCAA selection criteria in this non-Pairwise season, and how college hockey can accommodate growth.

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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.