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College Hockey:
Atlantic Hockey Picks Nov. 23-25

Last week: 8-1-2
On the season: 44-22-113 (.639)
This Week’s Picks:

Friday, Nov. 23 and Saturday, Nov. 24:
Mercyhurst at Bentley – With Niagara idle and Holy Cross in non-conference play this weekend, here’s a chance for one of these teams to make a big move with a sweep. But I’m picking a split in what should be the best series of the weekend. Mercyhurst wins Friday; Bentley Saturday.

Air Force at Connecticut – Both teams have had their ups and downs so far. Last season, they met five times, all at Air Force, with the Falcons winning four times. I’m picking them in a pair of close games. Air Force sweeps.
 

Friday, Nov. 23:
Clarkson at Rochester Institute of Technology – The teams are a combined 4-12-6 this season. Clarkson is 2-0 against the Tigers since 2006, including a win the one and only other time the Golden Knights have played at Ritter Arena. I think that trend continues. Clarkson wins.

Princeton at Sacred Heart – The Pioneers are going to win a game at some point, but probably not here. Princeton has been inconsistent so far this season but should pull out a victory. Princeton wins.

 
Saturday, Nov. 23 and Sunday, Nov. 24
American International at Canisius – The teams are one point apart in the standings, and I think they will stay that way. I can make a case for either team to sweep (Canisius has scored more goals as of late, AIC is as talented as it’s been in recent memory) but I’m picking a split. Canisius wins Saturday; AIC Sunday.

 
Sunday, Nov. 24
Holy Cross at Brown – The Bears shut down Army last week 3-0, but I think they’ll have a tougher time with Holy Cross. The Crusaders are undefeated in their last four games, and should keep that streak going. Holy Cross wins.
 

Feel free to post your picks in the comments and follow me on Twitter at @chrislerch for updates throughout the weekend.This Week’s Picks:

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