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College Hockey:
Atlantic Hockey picks March 16-17

Championship weekend is upon us, so I’m going to make this short and sweet:

Any of these teams can certainly win this weekend, but I like Niagara to win the whole thing.

No. 3 Rochester Institute of Technology vs. No. 2 Niagara - The Tigers will have the home crowd advantage but I think Niagara is playing the best hockey of any of the four teams right now. Niagara 4, RIT 2.

No. 4 Mercyhurst vs. No. 1 Air Force – The Falcons are struggling a but right now but always seem to right the ship in Rochester. They have the intangibles and should win this game. Air Force 3, Mercyhurst 2.

If those picks hold up, I think Niagara will pull out a championship game win over the Falcons.

We’ll be liveblogging all three games and have the usual recaps and features from Blue Cross Arena. Go to USHCO.com during and after the games.

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  • Jake

    What about Bemidji State? They play Bowling Green this weekend

    • WCHA fan

      they are only picking the teams that play Thursday games, all other picks will come out on the typical Friday edition of the blog.

  • Ms London

    Since it’s the day after the Superbowl, why not make a comparison?
    BC is much like the Patriots: Great opening season but going down at the end. Kind of like the Patriots, most of the points come from rookies. Which has proven the closer it gets to the end the shakier the ride is. Needless to say whether they make it this year or not, they will be the team to beat seasons to come!
    BU seems to be following the Giants steps: For most people their season was over but the Terriers decided to bring it back and prove they have what it takes to play with the Elite teams. Like the Giants, most of the squad (more importantly the top scorers), are in familiar territory when it comes to playoffs pressure.
    NU is more like the Packers: Solid season and having a little trouble as it comes closer to the end but most certainly not out of the picture yet.
    Would BU like the Giants pull it once again against NU and make their way to the finals? Would BC like the Patriots seek revenge and actually take Terriers out in the playoffs?
    I can smell the competition in the air… expect the unexpected!
    Right up to the beginning of the year, it seemed clear that ECAC and CHA had nothing on the top HEA teams. This all changed after St Lawrence decided to bring it to Boston and Cornell finally closed up on Dartmouth, Harvard and St Lawrence.