Quantcast

College Hockey:
Women’s D-I picks: Nov. 16

Thanks to picking the Princeton-Rensselaer game correctly, I gained another game on Arlan, pulling within one. Overall, I went 7-3-4 (.642) to move to 61-32-11 (.639), while Arlan wen 6-4-4 (.571) to move to 62-31-11 (.649). We have many games on tap this week that we are picking, so let’s get to it.

Friday, Nov. 16

St. Lawrence at Princeton
Candace: Which Tigers show up, the ones that can score six in a game, or the ones that can’t score period? St. Lawrence 5-1
Arlan: Saints are now above .500 after starting 0-5. St. Lawrence 3-1

Clarkson at Quinnipiac
Candace: This should be a really good indicator of how good Clarkson truly is. A game the Knights need to win to  contend for the ECAC. Clarkson 3-1
Arlan: If the Golden Knights aren’t any healthier than they were a week ago, then the edge shifts to the Bobcats. Clarkson 2-1

Providence at Boston University
Candace: With Poulin back, I have difficulty picking against the Terriers, especially since they can score in bunches. Boston University 4-1
Arlan: Not long ago, I was thinking that the Terriers were one of the top two teams in the country; time for the pendulum to start to swing back that way. Boston University 4-2

Friday-Saturday, Nov. 16-17

Robert Morris-Rensselaer
Candace: This should be a good series for the Colonials to toughen up in. Robert Morris 4-1, 4-2
Arlan: One gets the sense that both the Engineers and Colonials are sitting on a better game than they’ve displayed thus far. Robert Morris 5-2, 4-3

Wisconsin at Ohio State
Candace: Both teams were off last week, and it’s the hardest series to call this weekend. Have the Badgers turned a corner? Are the Buckeyes as good as their record indicates? Wisconsin 3-2, 3-1
Arlan: The first of several split predictions that are doomed to fail. Ohio State 3-1, Wisconsin 5-1

Minnesota-Duluth at St. Cloud
Candace: Minnesota-Duluth has been mercurial, but I don’t think home ice is enough for the Huskies. Minnesota-Duluth 3-1, 2-1
Arlan: The records are roughly even, but the computers favor UMD. St. Cloud 2-1, Minnesota-Duluth 3-0

Minnesota State at Minnesota
Candace: Always pick Minnesota. Minnesota 5-1, 6-1
Arlan: The Mavericks attempt to prevent Minnesota from setting a consecutive wins record. Minnesota 4-2, 4-1

RIT at Brown
Candace: I haven’t had much luck this year when I pick RIT. If Brown can actually score goals, a sweep wouldn’t surprise me. Brown 4-3, 2-1
Arlan: This series looks dead even. Even two ties wouldn’t be a surprise. Brown 1-0, RIT 2-1

Friday, Sunday, Nov,. 16 and 18

Boston College vs. Northeastern
Candace: If the Eagles ever get more disciplined on defense, they could become the team to beat in the East. Boston College 3-2, 3-1
Arlan: The Eagles haven’t displayed an ability to win twice in a week thus far, but they have managed to play five straight without losing. Boston College 4-3, 5-2

Saturday, Nov. 17

Clarkson at Princeton
Candace: Another game for the Golden Knights to keep pace with Cornell. Clarkson 3-0
Arlan: I think any Tigers victories this weekend will have to come from RIT. Clarkson 4-0

St. Lawrence at Quinnipiac
Candace: The Saints should carry a seven-game win streak into this game. After playing tough against Cornell, the Bobcats looked underwhelming last week. Honestly, you could flip a coin in this one. St. Lawrence 3-2
Arlan: I’d like the Saints better if this game was in Canton. Quinnipiac 2-1

New Hampshire at Maine
Candace: Every time I pick New Hampshire I lose, but I haven’t had much luck picking Maine this year either. Decisions, decisions…. New Hampshire 3-2
Arlan: A little background … Maria Lewis was talking about the number of fans that turned out in Bemidji to support Maine on its only trip to the Midwest, and I mentioned that the Black Bears could also play in cities like St. Cloud or Mankato. She looked at me and said, “So we’re not good enough to play Minnesota?” I didn’t say that. But in case I subconsciously thought it, here’s a little support for her team. Maine 3-2

Saturday-Sunday, Nov. 17-18

North Dakota at Bemidji State
Candace: With the Lamoureux twins having skated in international competition last weekend, they could be even faster. Bad news for Bemidji. North Dakota 4-1, 4-2
Arlan: The Beavers may be the faster team, but UND has better finishers as it looks for its first Sanford Center sweep. North Dakota 3-1, 5-3

Sunday, Nov. 18

Providence at Vermont
Candace: Providence should rebound from losing to the Terriers to take this game. Providence 3-2
Arlan: The Friars seem to drop one game a season to the Catamounts. Vermont 4-2

Harvard at Boston University
Candace: Harvard is undefeated this year, but the Terriers are a notch above anyone the Crimson have played, and are at home. Boston University 3-2
Arlan: Over the last couple of weeks, the Crimson have been off the ice while the Terriers have just been off. Harvard 2-1

St. Lawrence at Connecticut
Candace: Connecticut is still trying to establish some consistency. St. Lawrence 3-1
Arlan: The Saints complete a whirlwind tour of three cities in three days. St. Lawrence 3-2

Tuesday, Nov. 20

Quinnipiac at New Hampshire
Candace: I hate picking games with New Hampshire. Quinnipiac 3-1
Arlan: Is this a new record for most games picked in a week? We’re probably due for another tie. Quinnipiac 4-3

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.