USCHO_FinalFile.fwOur guests on the Dec. 15 edition of USCHO Live! are College Hockey Inc. deputy executive director Nate Ewell and ESPNU and CBS Sports Network college hockey analyst Dave Starman.

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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 nine 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.

  • Skennys2145

    “Other than teams like Wisconsin, I don’t see anybody with the skill to stop Vicki Bendus and Meghan Agosta”
    Cornell 3 Mercyhurst 0 1/18/11

    • Css228

      I think Cornell qualifies under teams like Wisconsin since theyve been ranked ahead of them almost half the season. Anyway GO CU

  • Skennys2145

    I agree, but I don’t think most of the hockey world (Candice Horgan included) gives Cornell their due!
    If she did, she would have said the likes of Wiconsin, Cornell, etc…
    I can’t wait until these traditonally high scoring teams run into the top-ranked Cornell defense.
    Cornell took them to the limit last year, without their (arguably) best player-
    Rebecca Johnston.
    The Ivies are never going to get the respect deserved from all those semi-pro teams.
    I still can’t figure out how Coach Derraugh has assembled such a talented roster without scholarships and only a few years removed from being the doormat of the ECAC.
    Unanimous Coach of the Year!!

    • Mpjl3

      Yes, she’d have my vote. But I’ve been burned before by those who focus more on the final standings of their team as opposed to who made the best of what they had. To me, the latter is real coaching.

  • Mpjl3

    I’m a big Mercyhurst fan and I was at the Cornell vs MC game. Cornell is definitely a great team — come into Erie PA and beat MC soundly. I like Cornell, Wisconsin, Duluth and MC for the final 4, but MC will need to beat Minn or BU to get there. BTW — there are a lot of solid teams this year that won’t be in the final 4.