Ed Trefzger has been a broadcaster for nearly 40 years and a podcaster for the past 10. He co-hosts three podcasts for USCHO.com and does freelance podcast editing and consultation. Ed is also the play-by-play voice for Rochester Institute of Technology hockey, and president of broadcast/digital company Genesee Media.
Hosts Jim Connelly (@jimmyconnelly) and Ed Trefzger (@EdTrefzger) are joined by Steve Metcalf, chair of the NCAA men's D-I ice hockey committee, deputy director of athletics at New Hampshire, and incoming commissioner of Hockey East.Metcalf discusses the whirlwind of decisions that were made as news changed very quickly last week. Also discussed are the future of Detroit hosting a Frozen Four, the possibility of providing additional eligibility to hockey players, the impact of contagion on future protocols, and Metcalf's retrospective on serving on the committee.
Just hours after deciding that league playoffs would be played with no spectators in attendance, five of the six men's D-I hockey conferences announced that they were canceling their postseason tournaments altogether. With this news, hosts Jim Connelly (@jimmyconnelly) and Ed Trefzger (@EdTrefzger) sat down to discuss the news and its implications, as well as what might come next.
Hosts Jim Connelly (@jimmyconnelly) and Ed Trefzger (@EdTrefzger) look at the PairWise Rankings, who's in and who could be in, and answer listener questions.And they weigh in on the effects COVID-19 might have – although with breaking news, these comments may not be completely up to date as the show was recorded at about 2 p.m. EDT on March 11, 2020. Harvard's cancellation of the remainder of its season broke after this was recorded.USCHO PairWise Rankings: https://www.uscho.com/rankings/pairwise-rankings/d-i-men/USCHO PairWise Explanation: https://www.uscho.com/faq/pairwise-rankings-explanation/USCHO RPI and Explanation: https://www.uscho.com/rankings/rpi/d-i-men/This episode is sponsored by the 2020 NCAA Frozen Four, April 9 and 11 in Detroit. Visit ncaa.com/frozenfour for tickets.
Hosts Jim Connelly (@jimmyconnelly) and Ed Trefzger (@EdTrefzger) look back at the weekend of March 5-8, which saw four conferences begin playoffs and two others wrap up their regular seasons.In ECAC Hockey, Princeton's two overtime wins advanced the Tigers past Dartmouth, while it took two overtimes for Yale to advance past Union in the league's only game three.The big surprise in Atlantic Hockey was that there were no surprises; all three higher seeds advanced, though only Robert Morris needed three to move past Holy Cross, including a game two overtime win.In the Big Ten, the higher seeds all won as well. Notre Dame will miss the NCAA tournament after a disappointing second semester, while Wisconsin will await decisions by three first-round draft picks who might turn pro.The WCHA saw two lower seeds advance. Bowling Green swept Alaska and Michigan Tech downed rival Northern Michigan in a three-overtime thriller.Hockey East settled its playoff lineup and home ice as did the NCHC, which decided everything on Friday except whether North Dakota would be alone in first place. The Fighting Hawks' win over Omaha gave them sole possession of the Penrose Cup.Arizona State continues to watch the PairWise, which Bemidji State showed over the weekend still has some volatility.Plus we weigh in on the impact of the coronavirus as Rensselaer announced its series against Harvard will be played at an empty Houston Field House.This episode is sponsored by the 2020 NCAA Frozen Four, April 9 and 11 in Detroit. Visit ncaa.com/frozenfour/
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