Massachusetts-Lowell coach Norm Bazin instructs his team at practice (photo: Bob Ellis.)

The Tuesday, Nov. 15, episode of USCHO Live! features Massachusetts-Lowell first-year head coach Norm Bazin and NCAA associate director of championships Kristin Fasbender.

Bazin’s rejuvenated River Hawks are fresh off a road sweep of Maine, are 3-2-0 in Hockey East and stand at 5-3-0 overall, already matching last year’s win total.

Fasbender will update us on planning for the 2012 Frozen Four in Tampa, Fla., as well as giving us an inside look at what goes on behind the scenes to prepare and execute a major NCAA championship.

Join us for the conversation and information, Tuesday, Nov. 15, from 8 to 9 p.m. ET. If you can’t listen live, check out the podcast of USCHO Live! available on the player at the right (click through if you’re reading this via RSS.)

Each episode of USCHO Live! features a look at news around NCAA hockey, a look ahead at upcoming games and events, and conversation with people who coach and play college hockey and journalists who cover the sport. Your calls are welcome at (646) 200-4305, as well as questions via Twitter at @USCHO or via email to

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.”

Ed Trefzger has been part of USCHO since 1999 and now serves as a senior writer and director of technology. He has been a part of the radio broadcasts of Rochester Institute of Technology hockey since their inception — serving as a producer, studio host, color commentator and now as RIT’s play-by-play voice for the last several seasons. Ed is based in Rochester, N.Y.

  • Guest

    Textbook form except his head was down looking at the puck. Thats in the textbook, but it tells you NOT to do it.

  • guest

    – Bemidji seems to be struggling a bitto assert itself in the WCHA.

    I don’t know why I read USCHO anymore… How many BSU games have you actually watched? Or are you just reading box scores and scanning stories for interesting quotes? I have seen every Beaver game this season, and they certainly struggled in the opener vs. NoDak, but controlled the second game (leading 2-1 until back-to-back bad shifts lead to a 3-2 UND lead) for long periods of time. BSU was pressing, gave up a breakaway (as will happen) and then a ENG. Suddenly, a 3-2 game is 5-2.

    UMD? The first 10 minutes on Friday – all Bulldogs. Then, BSU again took over. I happened to sit next to WCHA Director of Officials Greg Sheppard and Doug Johnson of Let’s Play Hockey and they both couldn’t get over how BSU’s speed was controlling the game. Saturday was more pedestrian, with few scoring chances, but very evenly played.

    I don’t suppose you read the Bemidji Pioneer recap of the weekend, huh:

    Maybe this quote is worth a mention:

    “Overall I thought we played pretty solid back-to-back games against one of the best teams in the country who has the best offense in the country and has the best line in the country,” Bemidji State head coach Tom Serratore said. “So when you factor all of those things in, I think you have to be pretty happy. When you look at it, we were seven seconds from a split.”

    But, you’re probibly right – they’re “struggling to assert itself” right now…