College Hockey:
Women’s D-I picks: March 22

Well, I went 3-1 in the quarterfinal round (.750), to bring my postseason record to 27-11 (.711). There are only three games left. Let’s see how I do.

Friday, March 22

Boston College vs. Minnesota
I’ve wanted to see this game all year. It should be a speedy one too. Boston College is deeper than it was a year ago, but so is Minnesota, and with Noora Räty in net, and the Gophers playing on home ice, it’s too much for the Eagles. Minnesota 4-2

Mercyhurst vs. Boston University
Oh boy, who knows what will happen in this game. I give the Lakers a slight edge in net with Steph Ciampa, but feel the Terriers are a more balanced team, and they’ve looked slightly more consistent. I’d imagine this will go to OT. Boston University 3-2

Saturday, March 24

Boston University vs. Minnesota
The Gophers will be going for an historic season if they win the semifinal against Boston College, undefeated and untied. The Terriers played Wisconsin in the title game two years ago and fell short, and will again, as the Gophers and Hobey trio of Amanda Kessel, Megan Bozek, and Räty capture the championship on home ice. Minnesota 4-1

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