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A special episode of USCHO Live! airs Tuesday, Jan. 17, focusing on college hockey rules and officiating.

Joining us during our first guest segment will be Steve Piotrowski, secretary and rules editor of the NCAA men’s and women’s ice hockey rules committee, and Ty Halpin, NCAA associate director of playing rules administration and liaison to the men’s and women’s ice hockey rules committee. In our second guest segment, Piotrowski and Halpin will be joined by Denver coach George Gwozdecky, providing a coach’s take on rules and officiating.

We will not be taking phone calls during the show, but welcome your emails to uscholive@uscho.com or your tweets to @uscho.

Join us for the conversation and information, Tuesday, Jan. 17, from 8 to 9 p.m. ET at blogtalkradio.com/uscholive. 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, administer and play college hockey and journalists who cover the sport.

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.”

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.