USCHO Live! from the 2018 Frozen Four: Wednesday Edition reviews practices, looks forward to semis

Xcel Energy Center hosts the 2018 Frozen Four. We’ll discuss today’s practices and tomorrow’s semifinals in today’s USCHO Live! (photo: Ed Trefzger).

We’re live at the 2018 Frozen Four with special editions of USCHO Live! Wednesday through Saturday at Tom Reid’s Hockey City Pub, just two blocks from the arena, 258 7th St. W. in St. Paul, Minn. We’ll have prizes and giveaways, and Tom Reid’s will have food and drink specials. Stop by if you’re in town!

Our guests on the Wednesday, April 4, edition of USCHO Live! are: Jess Myers, The Athletic, 1500 ESPN Twin Cities, 4:20 p.m.; Steve Hagwell, ECAC commissioner, 4:40 p.m.; Joe Bertagna, Hockey East commissioner, 5:00 p.m.; Neil Koepke,, 5:20 p.m.; and Paula Weston, Big Ten correspondent,, 5:40 p.m.

Listen live starting at 4 p.m. CDT using the player below or the Spreaker Radio app for iOSAndroid or Windows phone, or later on demand.

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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 a former color analyst for UMass-Lowell hockey’s radio network and 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 is the radio play-by-play voice for Rochester Institute of Technology hockey on the RIT Tigers Sports Network, and has been involved with the broadcasts as a producer, studio host, and color commentator since their inception. He is the owner and president of broadcasting company Dansville Media, and was general manager of the former Rochester, N.Y., sports radio station 97.5 The Team.