Quantcast

College Hockey:
Women’s D-I Picks: Oct. 12

Well, with all the upsets, last weekend I got hammered in my picks, and Arlan didn’t do much better. I went 4-8-1 (.346) while Arlan went 5-7-1 (.423). Ouch, if we continue that way, Vegas better not come calling. We’ll challenge ourselves with some interesting games this week.

Friday-Saturday, October 12-13

North Dakota at Ohio State
Candace: OSU caught us by surprise last week, sweeping Minnesota-Duluth. Will home ice help them to a win? Will the Sioux come out flat in the first game, as they did last weekend? Decisions, decisions. Last year, the Sioux split on the road in Ohio. Ohio State 3-2, North Dakota 3-2
Arlan: Last season, UND outscored the Buckeyes 25-10, but last weekend’s results could foreshadow a new pecking order. North Dakota 5-2, 2-1

Providence at Mercyhurst
Candace: Providence looked impressive in Saturday’s beat down of Bemidji, while Mercyhurst looked a little vulnerable in a tie with Quinnipiac. This is the type of game the Friars need to win to get to the NCAAs. Mercyhurst 4-2, Providence 3-2
Arlan: A lot of youth for both the Friars and Lakers. Mercyhurst 4-1, 4-3

Maine at Quinnipiac
Candace: Maine is a much better home team, but they should have enough to get a split. The question is, which night will they win? Quinnipiac 3-2, Maine 3-2
Arlan: In their series a year ago, also in Connecticut, the Bobcats found three-goal leads to be every bit as vulnerable as two-goal leads. Quinnipiac 2-1, 4-2

Minnesota at St. Lawrence
Candace: After getting swept by Clarkson, St. Lawrence needs this series, but early-season woes affect them again. Minnesota 4-2, 5-2
Arlan: Playing a similar style, Saints present toughest test of new season for Gophers. Minnesota 2-1, 3-2

Friday and Sunday, October 12 and 14

Wisconsin at Minnesota-Duluth
Candace: After getting swept last weekend by Ohio State, I am of the opinion that the first half of the season might be a rough one for the Bulldogs. Wisconsin 3-1, 4-2
Arlan: Traditionally, UMD would be very dangerous coming off a series like the sweep by OSU. Are the ‘Dogs healthy enough for that to be the case here? Wisconsin 3-2, 2-0

Saturday-Sunday, October 13-14
Syracuse-Penn State
Candace: Penn State split its opening series with Vermont. Syracuse should present a tougher test. Penn State 4-3, Syracuse 4-2
Arlan: Historic first home game figures to be emotional for Penn State. Syracuse 4-3, 5-2

Tuesday, October 16
Northeastern at Boston University
Candace: I think I might have underestimated the Terriers slightly, but we’ll see if they fall flat after a victory over Boston College in their opener. Boston University 4-2
Arlan: Northeastern takes a step up in caliber of opponent. Boston University 4-3

Vermont at New Hampshire
Candace: Admittedly, I thought the Wildcats would beat Syracuse by a more dominating score, but at least they won. New Hampshire 3-2
Arlan: Vermont took two of three meetings last season. New Hampshire 3-1

The following is a self-policing forum for discussing views on this story. Comments that are derogatory, make personal attacks, are abusive, or contain profanity or racism will be removed at our discretion. USCHO.com is not responsible for comments posted by users. Please report any inappropriate or offensive comments by clicking the “Flag” link next to that comment in order to alert the moderator.

Please also keep “woofing,” taunting, and otherwise unsportsmanlike behavior to a minimum. Your posts will more than likely be deleted, and worse yet, you reflect badly on yourself, your favorite team and your conference.