Hockey East Picks – Nov. 5-6

Dave had a sightly better weekend than Jim, retaking the lead.  Neither one expected Northeastern to get swept at the hands of Atlantic Hockey nor Merrimack to split with Boston College.

Dave last week: 6-3-1
Jim last week: 5-4-1
Dave’s record-to-date: 15-7-8
Jim’s record-to-date: 14-8-8

Here are this week’s picks:

Friday, November 5

Merrimack    at Providence
Dave’s pick: I really liked what I saw out of Merrimack against BC. 
Merrimack 3 Providence 2

New Hampshire    at Boston College
Dave’s pick: The Eagles have gotten off to a lukewarm start, but I still see them as the best team in the league. 
BC 4 UNH 3

Vermont    at Massachusetts-Lowell
Dave’s pick: It’s tough to pick the River Hawks when they’re not only so young but a couple key veterans have been sidelined. 
Vermont 4 Lowell 2

Army    at Massachusetts
Dave’s pick: Time for the Minutemen to finally get in the win column.
UMass 4 Army 1

Niagara    at Northeastern
Dave’s pick: Could the Huskies make it 0-for-3 against Atlantic Hockey?  Here’s a cross-my-fingers hope that they don’t. 
NU 3 Niagara 2

Saturday, November 6

Maine    at Boston University
Dave’s pick: The safe pick would be to go with BU and home ice, but I think Maine’s offense will be too tough to contain. 
Maine 5 BU 4

New Hampshire    at Massachusetts-Lowell
Dave’s pick: This is just a really tough stretch for the River Hawks.  Three games against the BU/BC two-headed monster, then Vermont and UNH. 
UNH 4 Lowell 1

Vermont    at Providence
Dave’s pick: Coupled with a Friday night win over Lowell, this game gets Vermont back to .500. 
UVM 3 PC 2