USCHO Weekend Review

USCHO Weekend Review

Each Sunday evening during college hockey season, USCHO Weekend Review gives you a quick summary of the games of the weekend and the news of the previous week. We’ll look at the big games, the playoff races, and top performers of the weekend.

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March 29, 2021 33 min
Hosts Jim Connelly (@jimmyconnelly) and Ed Trefzger (@EdTrefzger) look back at the 2021 NCAA men's D-I hockey regionals. They look game-by-game at the tournament and discuss what advanced UMass, Minnesota State, Minnesota Duluth, and St. Cloud State to the Frozen Four.
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Hosts Jim Connelly (@jimmyconnelly) and Ed Trefzger (@EdTrefzger) break down the field of 16 for the NCAA men's D-I ice hockey tournament and will be joined by NCAA committee chair Mike Kemp.
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Hosts Jim Connelly (@jimmyconnelly) and Ed Trefzger (@EdTrefzger) wrap up the exciting semifinal and championship rounds of the Big Ten and NCHC in this special midweek edition of Weekend Review.

They also look at a projected NCAA field with 12 or 13 teams pretty close to in the tournament and consider which teams on the bubble might get in depending on this weekend's four playoffs. Plus, who will be the top four seeds a...
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Hosts Jim Connelly (@jimmyconnelly) and Ed Trefzger (@EdTrefzger) review the weekend's men's D-I hockey conference playoffs in the Big Ten, Hockey East, NCHC, Atlantic Hockey and WCHA, and ask some questions about the results.

How did the weekend affect the fortunes of teams that lost – in particular Notre Dame, Bowling Green, and Boston University? What about Omaha and Denver? Did Penn State and Providence get boos...
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Hosts Jim Connelly (@jimmyconnelly) and Ed Trefzger (@EdTrefzger) look back at the weekend's games and the week's news, including:

Wisconsin swept Michigan State to clinch the Big Ten title and goes from worst to first;

Boston College downs Northeastern to take Hockey East's top seed, while Boston University clinched second;

St. Cloud will face Colorado College in the NCHC Frozen Faceoff after defeating Minnesota D...
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Hosts Jim Connelly (@jimmyconnelly) and Ed Trefzger (@EdTrefzger) look back at the weekend's results and the week's news, plus round two of NCAA bracketology.

In this episode:

• Then No. 1 Boston College goes down to an impressive UMass

• North Dakota keeps rolling

• Minnesota Duluth gets back to winning ways against St. Cloud State

• Minnesota State loses its first WCHA game this season during weekend split with Bemidji...
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Hosts Jim Connelly (@jimmyconnelly) and Ed Trefzger (@EdTrefzger) look at the past weekend's games and news of the week.

North Dakota clinched the Penrose Cup as the NCHC regular season champion.

Boston College's sweep and BU's OT win seem to make it a three-horse race in Hockey East with UMass, but the HEPI formula leaves that murky to outsiders.

Minnesota is close to sewing up the Big Ten title, but Wisconsin als...
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Hosts Jim Connelly (@jimmyconnelly) and Ed Trefzger (@EdTrefzger) look back at the weekend and news of the week.

It was a great weekend for No. 1 Boston College, which swept UMass Lowell, No. 2 North Dakota with a sweep of Denver, No. 3 Minnesota State with just one goal allowed – and an eighth shutout for Dryden McKay, and a bounce back for then-No. 5 Minnesota with two 3-0 wins over Notre Dame.

Then-No. 7 Wisconsin and then...
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Hosts Jim Connelly (@jimmyconnelly) and Ed Trefzger (@EdTrefzger) look at the past weekend's games and news of the week.

No. 1 Boston College split with No. 15 Boston University but maintain the top spot in this week's poll.

Then-No. 2 Minnesota gets blown out by No. 11 Wisconsin: Are the Badgers the hottest team in college hockey?

No. 6 Minnesota State had big wins over No. 8 Bowling Green, and Mavericks goalie Dryden...
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Hosts Jim Connelly (@jimmyconnelly) and Ed Trefzger (@EdTrefzger) look at the games and news of the past week.

Two coaching milestones were reached: 400 career wins for Minnesota Duluth's Scott Sandelin and 250 for Bentley's Ryan Soderquist.

Idle Boston College stays at No. 1, while Minnesota was rewarded for its sweep of Ohio State and North Dakota dropped a spot after a split with Omaha.

Bemidji State is back on peop...
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Hosts Jim Connelly (@jimmyconnelly) and Ed Trefzger (@EdTrefzger) look back at a busy weekend – and week – in college hockey.

Boston College coach Jerry York hit another milestone, 1,100 wins.

Minnesota, North Dakota, Michigan, Minnesota Duluth, and Bemidji State were among the teams with sweeps.

Minnesota State's Dryden McKay notched his sixth shutout, putting him not only in the Richter conversation, but also for the Ho...
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Hosts Jim Connelly (@jimmyconnelly) and Ed Trefzger (@EdTrefzger) take a look at the weekend and the news of the week.

Highlights include Notre Dame's sweep of No. 1 Minnesota displaces the Golden Gophers from the top of the USCHO.com men's D-I poll while Boston College ascends to the top with weekend wins over a tough Merrimack. Minnesota State and Bowling Green – with its 1,000th team win – keep up their winning wa...
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Hosts Jim Connelly (@jimmyconnelly) and Ed Trefzger (@EdTrefzger) look at the games of the past weekend and at top news of the week.

No. 1 Minnesota fell from the ranks of the unbeaten in a split at No. 12 Wisconsin. That's good news for the Badgers and not necessarily bad for the Gophers.

No. 6 St. Cloud State got a weekend sweep – including a come-from-behind win and by scoring the only goal in OT – at No. 5 Minnesota D...
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Host Ed Trefzger (@EdTrefzger) and guest host Dan Rubin (@DanRubin12) look at the past week of college hockey:

No. 1 Minnesota at 9-0 continues to roll. Denver's split with Colorado College should have the Pioneers concerned in the NCHC, while the Minnesota Duluth-St. Cloud State split shouldn't surprise anyone.

The ECAC is finally underway, and St. Lawrence is off to a great start. In the WCHA, Bowling Green and Min...
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Hosts Jim Connelly (@jimmyconnelly) and Ed Trefzger (@EdTrefzger) look at the games and news of the past week.

At the top of this week's episode, we look at what we learned about the NCHC now that the bubble in Omaha – run without a hitch – is over. Nearly every team has good things to take away from the 38-game confab.

Other highlights from the weekend include Bowling Green's road sweep at Quinnipiac, a resurgent Pro...
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Hosts Jim Connelly (@jimmyconnelly) and Ed Trefzger (@EdTrefzger) look at the games of the past week and a couple of news items.

Last week there were four undefeated teams who had seen action, but this week there's one. Minnesota's perfect 8-0 record has the poised and confident Golden Gophers reaching No. 1 in the USCHO.com men's D-I poll.

The teams right behind all had one or more losses in the past week, includ...
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Hosts Jim Connelly (@jimmyconnelly) and Ed Trefzger (@EdTrefzger) look at the games of the past weekend and news of the week.

The top three teams all season in the USCHO.com Division I men's ice hockey poll remain undefeated: North Dakota, Boston College, and Minnesota Duluth. They're joined by a 6-0 Minnesota.

In the NCHC Pod, despite an 0-3 record, Denver is playing well and 2-2 Omaha is off to a strong start.

Weeken...
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Hosts Jim Connelly (@jimmyconnelly) and Ed Trefzger (@EdTrefzger) look at the games of the past weekend, including Arizona State's sweep of a depleted No. 14 Wisconsin, Notre Dame's road sweep of No. 4 Michigan, No. 2 Boston College's home-and-home wins over No. 7 UMass, and RIT's come-from-behind win on Friday in a weekend split with No. 9 Clarkson.

We also discuss the large number of canceled or postponed g...
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Hosts Jim Connelly (@jimmyconnelly) and Ed Trefzger (@EdTrefzger) look at the games and news of the week, including Michigan's strong start, the NCHC pod arrangements, and the large number of postponed games thus far.
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Hosts Jim Connelly (@jimmyconnelly) and Ed Trefzger (@EdTrefzger) look back at the first weekend of college hockey for the 2020-21 season.

Wisconsin picked up six points in the Big Ten with a weekend road sweep at Notre Dame while Michigan won both ends of a home series against Arizona State.

Eight teams have cancelled their 2020-21 campaigns, including the Ivy League as a whole, and others have seen delays and postponements.

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