College Hockey:
Hockey East picks – Feb. 21-22

With Dave on injured reserve, I went ahead and had my best week of the year to take a big lead in percentage points.

Jim last week: 8-1-1
Jim to date: 135-62-25 (.664)
Date to date: 123-65-24 (.637)

Friday, Feb. 21

Massachusetts-Lowell at Boston College
Jim’s pick: This is by far the most difficult series to pick. But being that Friday is at Boston College, I’m going with the home team.
BC 4, UML 2

Vermont at Merrimack
Jim’s pick: Another difficult series to pick, but I think that Vermont should have the upper hand here.
UVM 3, MC 1

Boston University at Notre Dame
Jim’s pick: Notre Dame took three points last weekend and you have to believe they will take four at home.
ND 4, BU 1

Maine at Northeastern
Jim’s pick: Wow, I didn’t realize how difficult a week this is to pick. Again, home ice matters here.
NU 3, Maine 2

Massachusetts at Providence
Jim’s pick: I think it’s about time Providence gets back to the winner’s circle.
PC 4, UMass 2

Saturday, Feb. 22

Vermont at Merrimack
Jim’s pick: I don’t pick a lot of road sweeps in Hockey East, but I think Vermont can pull it off.
UVM 2, MC 1

Boston University at Notre Dame
Jim’s pick: The Irish play themselves back to playoff relevance.
ND 5, BU 3

Maine at Northeastern
Jim’s pick: If Maine were a better road team, I’d be picking a split. Reality is it is not.
NU 3, Maine 2

Providence at Massachusetts
Jim’s pick: Even on the road, Friars complete a much-needed weekend sweep.
PC 4, UMass 2

Boston College at Massachusetts-Lowell
Jim’s pick: It’s hard to think about picking against BC, but this is my upset of the week.
UML 3, BC 2 (OT)


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