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D-III Picks: March 6 (Carmine Vetrano)

First Round – Wednesday, March 6 (Campus sites)

Wentworth Leopards at Babson Beavers
Have to like what Babson has done during the ECAC East tourney. A hot team, with confidence, heading into the first round and playing at home. Babson 4-2

St. John’s Johnnies at Wis.-Eau Claire Blugolds
The MIAC champs, St. John’s, battle Eau Claire, an at-large bid, which fell to St. Norbert in the NCHA final. The Blugolds look to rebound from this one. Wis.-Eau Claire 3-1

Mass.-Dartmouth Corsairs at Bowdoin Polar Bears
Both of these teams come off winning their respected conferences. Bowdoin dominated all season long, while the Corsairs peaked at the right time. Polar Bears in this one.  Bowdoin 5-2

Quarterfinal Round – Saturday, March 9 (Campus sites)

Babson Beavers at Norwich Cadets
Can the Beavers do it twice? I don’t think so. Too much experience in Norwich, as it looks to get back to the tile game.  Norwich 4-1

Oswego State Lakers at Adrian Bulldogs
In some cases, this could be a possible match-up in the NCAA title game, but it’s not, and one powerhouse is going home early.  Have to go with the Lakers. Oswego State 3-2

Wisconsin Eau-Claire Blugolds at St. Norbert Green Knights
Round two between these programs. I think the Green Knights continue to roll after Eau-Claire comes off a hard-fought win over St. John’s.  St. Norbert 4-2

Bowdoin Polar Bears at Utica Pioneers
Another interesting match-up, as Utica gets in after it lost in the semifinals of the ECAC West tourney.  The Polar Bears match up well, but does home ice come into play? I’ll take a shot at this one, as 145 goals were scored between both teams. Bowdoin 5-4

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