Our guests on the Feb. 19 edition of USCHO Live! will be Rensselaer head coach Seth Appert, whose Engineers have catapulted to second place in ECAC Hockey, and executive editor Todd Milewski.
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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 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, and is a 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 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.

  • TigerGoggles

    West was 6-2-3, not 5-3-3. But instead of reporting how little you know about the Atlantic Hockey teams NOT located in Rochester, how about trying some real journalism and:
    1) Getting someone (anyone) from league offices to comment on the horribly biased playoff format and
    2) Getting them on record as to whether of not the horribly biased playoff format was a pre-condition to get the eastern pod teams to agree to let Niagara and Bobby Mo into the league

    • Mbaierm

      Wow, wow Tiger. Do I hear a little jealousy toward the the future champs. NU not only has the best coach & uni’s but they also have possibly the next Hobey Baker winner in Haychek and the no. 1 stick boy in Squeeks Baier.

  • PurpsFan17

    Love how angry people get that RIT gets coverage. Western NY should get the coverage. We have the 2 best teams in a 12 game conference. They also went to the Final Four. Not sure if you have read the articles other than the picks and wrap up, but there was a nice piece posted on how amazing Niagara is recently.

    Go read it. Talks about the AHA Co-Players of the Year Zannette and Haczyk!!!

    • PurpsFan17

      12 team conference*

  • TigerGoggles

    With the Canisius win tonight, the West goes 7-2-3 on the weekend. And, Mbaierm, the term “TigerGoggles” refers to the way Lurch sees the league. His priorities/knowledge base are 1) RIT 2) Anything that affects RIT 3) Everything else. Since RIT is unaffected by the playoff format (they get a bye either way) its a non-issue to him. But if Bobby Mo or Air Force sneaks past Niagara in the standings, the squealing from the Purple Hockey Team (and tehir fans) will get pretty loud!

    • PurpsFan17

      Purple Hockey Team = Purple Eagles. Tehir = Their Do you even like hockey or just hate RIT? Why shouldn’t he write about RIT? This is like saying the NFL shouldn’t write about the Packers or Steelers, but should focus on everyone equally. Pure jealousy.

  • guest

    The craziest part of the series is that UNO had more penalty minutes in both games.

  • Jdorf40

    It was just one of those nights where anything that could go wrong for the Sioux, did go wrong. UNO is a talented team and Blais has them playing good team hockey. But I’d be willing to bet it will be a long time before any team scores 8 goals at the Ralph again. I’m just glad they were able to bounce back the second night and split the series. There is a lot of pressure involved when you drop that Friday night game.