Atlantic Hockey Picks 11/5/10

Last Week: 4-5 (.444)

On the Season: 17-12-1 (.583)

This Week’s Picks:

Friday November 5 and Saturday, November 6

Robert Morris at Holy Cross – Both teams are playing well right now, so I’m going with a split. Holy Cross 4, Robert Morris 3; Robert Morris 5, Holy Cross 3.

Canisius at Connecticut – This is a good series pitting a high powered offense (Canisius) against an improving defense (UConn). But I think  Canisius’ depth will be the difference. Canisius 3, UConn 1; Canisius 4, UConn 3.

Friday, November 5

Niagara at Northeastern – Northeastern will be determined not to lose a third straight game at home to an AHA team. Northeastern 3, Niagara 2.

Mercyhurst at Air Force – I expect a high scoring contest, with the Lakers needing this one more. Mercyhurst 5, Air Force 4.

Army at Massachusetts – Army leads this series, which goes back to 1948, 17-11-0 but the Minutemen have won the last four meetings. UMass 3, Army 2.

Saturday, November  6

AIC at Sacred Heart – Sacred Heart loses a bit of the home ice advantage with this one being played in Bridgeport. But I think the Pioneers get their first win of the season. Sacred Heart 4, AIC 2.

Sunday, November 7

RIT at Air Force – This has turned into quite the rivalry. The home team usually wins in this series. Air Force 3, RIT 2.

Guest Analyst

This week’s guest picker is Steve Vickery, who resides in Rochester, N.Y. but roots for his alma mater, Niagara. Here are his picks:

Fri 11/5

Air Force over Mercyhurst

Holy Cross over Robert Morris

Canisius over Connecticut

NU over Northeastern

Massachusetts over Army

Sat 11/6

Robert Morris over Holy Cross

American Int’l over Sacred Heart

Canisius over Connecticut

Sun 11/7

Air Force over RIT

Check back on Monday and see how Steve and I did. If you want to be a guest analyst, shoot me an email.

16 COMMENTS

  1. NU wins a big one. Purps are starting to find their stride with a few different options in net and many scoring options stepping up.

  2. The huskies look to battle every night they play, however, they get out grinded in the corners and they do not play at the physical tempo that they are capable of right now.

  3. 2 weeks in a row. Duluth is now no. 1 in the country and not one comment about them. You are a horrible sports writer. Don’t know why you have the hate of for Duluth but get a grip and give them their due. So far not very impressed. Please grab a brain. Please

    • Hard to comment on a UMD team that has ONE quality win which was in OT, they have played the basement of the WCHA and had a very light nonconference schedule so far. Let’s see if they can sweep sconny and Denver the next two weekends then they will get a little respect.

      • they kill bad teams like they are supposed to do and they beat good teams so I think you should owe them plenty of respect and a team doesn’t get ranked #1 in the nation by accident.

  4. I wouldn’t go as far as bad sports writer but agreed on how does Duluth not get mentioned after a sweep and should be number 1 in the nation this week. GO BULLDOGS!!!!

  5. Imagine that….  Sheppard making up another call.  He really really needs to go!!!  A ref should be seen but not noticed and their conduct should never ever be a deciding factor in a game.  While I’m a ND fan, in this game I like Duluth but Denver really got “Sheppard’d”. 

    • We get to live with that in duluth way too often… not saying it wasn’t a bad call… but he is about as consistent as the weather. Don’t like it wait 10 minutes and it will/won’t be a call then

  6. This was another historic episode in the ND/MN rivalry.  No script could be better – for ND – down 3-0 and score 6 unanswered goals – 5 in the third – both teams and fans on both sides are in shock.  What a story.

  7. Bowling Green is scary around Halloween. Must be the uniform colors. I’d say the Falcons are an under the radar team that will mildly shock some teams this season.

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