College Hockey Today

College Hockey Today is a weekly podcast from The Rink Live and College Hockey Inc. covering the biggest stories in NCAA Division I men’s college hockey. Co-hosts Brad Schlossman (Grand Forks Herald) and Jayson Hajdu (College Hockey Inc.) look across the nation at the sport’s most compelling news and newsmakers.

Hosted by:
Brad Elliott Schlossman
Latest episodes
Thu Apr 13 17:56:00 EDT 2023
With the 2023 NCAA Frozen Four in the books, Brad and Jayson recap all of the action from Tampa, give the national champions their well-deserved props, discuss the post-tourney fallout for all four teams and chat about the work done by first-year head coaches Jay Pandolfo and Brandon Naurato. They also take a look at the ESPN ratings and other positive growth trends in college hockey before closing out the show with coaching news out of Minnesota State and Alaska.

On location at the Frozen Four in Tampa
Thu Apr 06 11:28:00 EDT 2023
The Frozen Four is here. On the eve of the national semifinals, Brad and Jayson discuss today’s media sessions at Amalie Arena, the universal praise for Tampa as a Frozen Four host, and the soon-to-be announced Hobey Baker Memorial and Mike Richter Awards. Then they shift gears to the other big news in college hockey: the hiring of three-time national coach of the year Mike Hastings at Wisconsin. What does this mean for the Badgers and for the Big Ten landscape? What legacy does Hastings leave behind at Minnesota State, and where do the Mavericks go from here? Plenty of college hockey talk to hold you over until the puck drops in Tampa!

Frozen Four Preview
Thu Mar 30 17:55:00 EDT 2023
Brad and Jayson break down the 2023 NCAA Division I Men’s Frozen Four, and Brad provides his X factor player for each team. They also look back at Regional weekend, react to the announcement of the “Hobey Hat Trick” finalists, discuss upcoming NHL debuts, and more.

The of the 2023 NCAA Division I Men's Hockey Tournament
Thu Mar 23 14:22:00 EDT 2023
On the eve of the 2023 NCAA Division I Men's Hockey Tournament, the guys break down all of the regional matchups, and Brad gives his prediction for each bracket. Then they discuss the latest with the transfer portal, more early signings, the decrease in 20-goal scorers in college hockey, and more.

Conference Championship Weekend
Thu Mar 16 16:52:00 EDT 2023
Conference championship weekend is here. College Hockey Today co-hosts Brad Schlossman and Jayson Hajdu take an in-depth look at all of this weekend’s games, as well as the implications those matchups could have for the NCAA Tournament picture. Then they discuss the Hobey Baker Award finalists, the first wave of NHL signings and early departures, and who might be next to put pen to paper.


2021 Frozen Four Preview
Wed Apr 07 14:52:45 EDT 2021
On the eve of the 2021 NCAA Men's Frozen Four in Pittsburgh, co-hosts Nate Ewell (@nateewell, @collegehockey) and Brad Schlossman (@SchlossmanGF) take a closer look at Minnesota State, St. Cloud State, Massachusetts and Minnesota Duluth. They look at how each team reached the Frozen Four and the keys to their success in the season's last three games. For more information on the Frozen Four, including storylines, links, and how to watch, visit
2021 NCAA Tournament Superlatives
Wed Mar 24 17:32:17 EDT 2021
The NCAA Tournament's return has been long awaited, and co-hosts Nate Ewell (@nateewell, @collegehockey) and Brad Schlossman (@SchlossmanGF) can't wait for it. They break down some of the superlatives heading into the tourney, including: - Best upset potential - Best regional - Best NHL prospect - Best breakout candidates And much more. Mentioned in this episode: The Rink Live - College Hockey Inc. Storylines -
The Pulse of the Postseason
Thu Mar 18 17:04:41 EDT 2021
With two conference tournament titles decided and four championship games left to be played, co-hosts Nate Ewell (@nateewell, @collegehockey) and Brad Schlossman (@SchlossmanGF) check in on the college hockey postseason. They focus on the games coming up and what can be expected when looking ahead to Sunday's NCAA Tournament selection show.
Previewing Conference Tournaments
Thu Mar 11 17:30:40 EST 2021
One year after conference tournaments were taken away from us, they are already underway for 2021 - with much different looks than past years, but terrific storylines and NCAA Tournament implications as always. Co-hosts Nate Ewell (@nateewell, @collegehockey) and Brad Schlossman (@SchlossmanGF) break down each tournament conference-by-conference, looking at the format, the favorite, and other teams that might produce a surprise.
2021 Undrafted Free Agent Draft
Tue Mar 09 12:51:55 EST 2021
As teams' seasons start to end, NHL clubs will begin scooping up undrafted free agents. With that in mind, co-hosts Nate Ewell (@nateewell, @collegehockey) and Brad Schlossman (@SchlossmanGF) decided to draft those guys - identifying 16 players who are likely to have an opportunity to sign an NHL contract. Always one of the most popular episodes of the year, this will be the first of two this week, as College Hockey Today will return later in the week to preview the conference tournaments.