College Hockey:
Hockey East picks – Oct. 19-20

Well, this has been one very ugly start for me and I find myself in a hole to the old man (aka Dave) early. Hopefully I can stop the bleeding here in week 3.

Jim last week: 5-3-1

Dave last week: 7-1-1

Jim’s record-to-date: 5-6-1

Dave’s record-to-date: 8-3-1

This week’s picks:

Friday, Oct. 19

Boston College at Massachusetts

Jim’s pick: BC should be hungry after losing its opener a week ago.

BC 4, UMass 2

Dave’s pick: Agreed. I can’t see the Eagles opening with two losses.

BC 4, UMass 1

Massachusetts-Lowell at Denver

Jim’s pick: I have high expectations for Lowell but they may have been tempered by last weekend’s tie vs. Vermont. Still, I think that might make the River Hawks hungry.

UML 3, DU 2

Dave’s pick: This is one very tough early-season trip and it might well make the River Hawks better, but I’m afraid they could return home empty-handed.

DU 3, UML 2

St. Lawrence at Maine

Jim’s pick: Maine hasn’t impressed much thus far but if they get the goals, they should be able to sweep the Saints.

Maine 3, SLU 2

Dave’s pick: Even though St. Lawrence is coming off a nice split at Western Michigan, I’m still going with the Black Bears.

Maine 2, SLU 1

Providence at Miami

Jim’s pick: The Friars should be a good team this season but may have some cobwebs out of the gate against a Miami team that already has two wins.

Miami 3, PC 1

Dave’s pick: I like the Friars’ long-term outlook, but this is another really tough road trip.

Miami 4, PC 1

Merrimack at Alaska (Goal Rush Tournament)

Jim’s pick: The Warriors were impressive against Union and got bitten by a slow start at Northeastern. I think they rebound this weekend.

MC 4, Alaska 2

Dave’s pick: The Warriors leave their hosts still looking for their win.

MC 3, Alaska 1 

Saturday, Oct. 20

Northeastern at Boston College

Jim’s pick: Yes, the Huskies have impressed, but I think two wins in eight days against BC might be more than NU is capable of.

BC 5, NU 3

Dave’s pick: Agreed.  There will be no sullying of BC’s banner-raising festivities.

BC 4, NU 2

Boston University at New Hampshire

Jim’s pick: These are two teams that looked great in the first weekend. So I’m going with home ice to decide this one.

UNH 3, BU 2

Dave’s pick: My thinking exactly.  If the venue were reversed, I’d be opting for the Terriers.

UNH 3, BU 2

Massachusetts-Lowell at Colorado College

Jim’s pick: Maybe I’m too optimistic on the River Hawks, but I’m picking them for two tough road wins.

UML 2, CC 1

Dave’s pick: If the River Hawks are going to take one of these on the road, this is the better opportunity, but I see a darker result for the Hawks than Jim.

CC 2, UML 1 (OT)

St. Lawrence at Maine

Jim’s pick: Maine completes the sweep at home.

Maine 5, SLU 2

Dave’s pick: I’m also going with a sweep, but I’ll be stunned if the Black Bears do it via scoing five goals.

Maine 3, SLU 2

Providence at Miami

Jim’s pick: I know I’ll get bitten by picking a split here, but I think the Friars come home with at least one victory.

PC 3, Miami 1

Dave’s pick: I’d love to see the Friars get a split, but I can’t see it against a strong Miami team in its own barn.

Miami 3, PC 2

Merrimack vs. Alaska-Anchorage

Jim’s pick: Merrimack wins the tournament with a sweep of the Alaskas.

MC 5, UAA 2

Dave’s pick: I’m also going with the Warriors.  This is the one road trip taken by Hockey East teams that pays immediate dividends in the won-loss record.

MC 4, UAA 2


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  • HighlanderRPI

    I can also spot someone making too mistakes in their articles

  • slufan30

    ouch u got the slu vs clarkson game way wrong!! cuz kapotunnel is sieve 4 to 1 romp SLU!! wooo

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