Our scheduled guests for the March 10, 2015, edition of USCHO Live! are Niagara coach Dave Burkholder, whose Purple Eagles won a three-game road series last weekend over Holy Cross, and Notre Dame radio play-by-play broadcaster Darin Pritchett, who called the longest game in college hockey history last Friday.

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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 is the color analyst for UMass-Lowell hockey’s radio network, 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 as RIT’s play-by-play voice for eight seasons. Ed is general manager of CBS Sports Radio affiliate 105.5 The Team in Rochester, N.Y., and COO of its parent company, Genesee Media Corporation.

  • BD

    Pretty sound analysis.

    • MTUalum

      Yeah,  of all of 3 teams out of 12.  

      • kJay

        let me try this again…

        “our columnists bring you a new Monday feature: Three things we learned over the weekend”    3 things prolly won’t always mean 3 teams, but who knows?  Hang in there, it’s only the first week!

  • RamboWildcat

    That is why there should be NO polls until November 1.  Let the kids iron out the details on the ice the first month!  Then have a poll and it would be very, very interesting!!  What everyone is calling an upset in week one, may actually turn out to be nothing but a solid win. 

  • kJay

    “our columnists bring you a new Monday feature: Three things we learned over the weekend” 

  • Anonymous

    How does this idea sound?

    “The Land of 10,000 Lakes Pond Hockey Classic” between the Gophers and say…UMD on a pond with portable bleaches surrounding it?  Nostagia at it’s best, and certainly better than those lame outdoor stadium games in which fans can’t see squat!!

    This thing could have some legs and gain National Publicity big time.  What do you think you movers and shakers out there?  Let’s make this happen! 

    NBC sports would eat this up big time with the built in marketing (10K lakes/pond hockey), and the nostalgia of playing hockey on pond when we were kids.  I’d buy a ticket for sure.  Hope someone can make it happen. 

    • FrozenBulldog

      A Minnesota classic including UMD, UM, Bemidji, Mankato, and SCSU is rumored to already be in the works.

  • Suture

    I Don’t know, I’m a life-long Sioux fan and I am panicking.  I have never seen our team look this devoid of potential stars-in-the-making.  This Parker kid looks nice, but losing Miller was a HUGE loss for this team.  I agree that UND seems to piece things together after Christmas, but I am not so sure this year.  Have a feeling the old pride is taking a few lumps this year. Having Dell coming in overweight didn’t help matters….what are these kids thinking?  Lastly, I want to throw out another belated congratulations to Scotty Sandelin and the Bulldogs, this was very deserved for a very hard working and talented team with a great coach.