USCHO Spotlight features conversation with a coach, player, or journalist who covers the sport with an in-depth interview. It’s a chance to sit down and go deeper with top personalities in college hockey.
Previewing the UMass-St. Cloud Frozen Four final and reviewing the semifinals – Season 3 Episode 18
Hosts Jim Connelly (@jimmyconnelly) and Ed Trefzger (@EdTrefzger) are joined by Chris Peters (@chrismpeters) of Hockey Sense with Chris Peters and Todd Milewski (@ToddMilewski), USCHO.com editor emeritus and writer for the Wisconsin State Journal and madison.com.
In a free-flowing conversation, they wrap up Thursday night's Frozen Four semifinal games between St. Cloud State and Minnesota State and between UMass and Minnesota Duluth and look ahead at the Minutemen-Huskies final on Saturday.
2021 NCAA Frozen Four semifinal preview with writer Chris Peters – Season 3 Episode 17
Hockey writer Chris Peters (@chrismpeters) from hockeysense.substack.com joins hosts Jim Connelly (@jimmyconnelly) and Ed Trefzger (@EdTrefzger) to preview the 2021 NCAA men's D-I ice hockey semifinals between Minnesota State and St. Cloud State and between UMass and Minnesota Duluth.
NCAA D-I men's ice hockey regionals preview with ESPN's John Buccigross – Season 3 Episode 16
ESPN's John Buccigross joins hosts Jim Connelly (@jimmyconnelly) and Ed Trefzger (@EdTrefzger) to preview this weekend's NCAA D-I men's ice hockey regionals.
Buccigross will have the play-by-play in the Bridgeport regional and in the Frozen Four in Pittsburgh alongside Barry Melrose and Colby Cohen.
ECAC Hockey commissioner Steve Hagwell on this season, upcoming tournament, 2020-21 rules – Season 3 Episode 15
No men's D-I hockey conference was more impacted by COVID-19 than ECAC Hockey, which saw eight of its 12 teams elect not to play this season.
Commissioner Steve Hagwell joins hosts Jim Connelly (@jimmyconnelly) and Ed Trefzger (@EdTrefzger) for a wide-ranging discussion, including how the remaining four teams have adapted, what short- and long-term outcomes there may be from pandemic protocols and student-athlete transfers, about the 2020-21 overtime changes, room for future growth of college hockey, and his conference's NCAA bid prospects.
American International's Eric Lang on building the Yellow Jackets program, this season – Season 3 Episode 14
American International clinched its third consecutive Atlantic Hockey regular season championship – no small feat for a team that few had heard of five years ago. Head coach Eric Lang joins hosts Jim Connelly (@jimmyconnelly) and Ed Trefzger (@EdTrefzger) to talk about the growth of the "Gonzaga" of college hockey, a team that lost 10 seniors but which didn't skip a beat, the recovery of Eric Otto from cancer, mentoring others, and keeping sharp in a season filled with cancellations and pauses.
North Dakota's Brad Berry talks Fighting Hawks, NCHC playoffs, keeping seniors four years - Season 3 Episode 13
Last weekend, North Dakota clinched the NCHC regular season trophy, the Penrose Cup. Fighting Hawks head coach Brad Berry joins hosts Jim Connelly (@jimmyconnelly) and Ed Trefzger (@EdTrefzger) to talk about this year's team, the competitiveness and rivalries in the conference, keeping talented seniors for four seasons, and the challenges of a single-elimination Frozen Faceoff this season.