Hockey East Picks : Nov. 12-13

Only a single pick from last week — New Hampshire over Massachusetts-Lowell – prevented Dave from going oh-fer the week.

Mulligans, anyone?

Dave last week: 1-5-2
Jim last week: enjoying himself in Ireland while Dave got trounced (Jim’s Note: Timing is everything!)
Dave’s record-to-date: 16-12-10 (.552)
Jim’s record-to-date: 14-8-8 (.600)

Here are this week’s picks:

Friday, November 12

Merrimack at Boston University
Dave’s pick: The nation’s number one team remains undefeated. 
BU 3, Merrimack 1
Jim’s pick: This won’t be an easy game for the Terriers but I think the home ice advantage is enough for the win.
BU 4, Merrimack 3

Northeastern at Maine
Dave’s pick: The Huskies going 0-for-3 against Atlantic Hockey teams in Matthews Arena makes you think they’re going to get shellacked at Alfond Arena. 
Maine 5, Northeastern 1
Jim’s pick: This trip has always been a nightmare for the Huskies. That nightmare continues
Maine 4, Northeastern 2

Massachusetts at New Hampshire
Dave’s pick: UMass is left still looking for its first win. 
UNH 3 UMass 1
Jim’s pick: This is my upset pick of the week. Minutemen finally in the ‘W’ column
UMass 3, UNH 2

Boston College at Vermont
Dave’s pick: The Eagles aren’t operating on all cylinders yet, but they’ll have enough to keep the Catamounts on the schneid. 
BC 3 UVM 2
Jim’s pick: Gutterson has never been BC’s favorite place to play, but it hasn’t been Vermont’s either this season.
BC 5, UVM 3

Providence at Alabama-Huntsville
Dave’s pick: If Alabama-Huntsville were a member of Atlantic Hockey, I’d be obliged to pick the Chargers (since Hockey East is a collective 1-4-4 against that league).  Fortunately, they’re an independent so Tim Army’s crew is safe.
PC 4, Alabama-Huntsville 1
Jim’s pick: I have this weird feeling the Friars take the Chargers a little too lightly. 
Alabama-Huntsville 3, PC 2

Saturday, November 13

Boston University at Merrimack
Dave’s pick: I came this close to going with the Warriors, but I’m picking BU to remain undefeated for one more week. 
BU 3, Merrimack 2 (OT)
Jim’s pick: I’m simply not picking against Merrimack at home unless they give me a reason to.
Merrimack 3, BU 2

Northeastern at Maine
Dave’s pick: It’ll be a long trip back from Orono. 
Maine 4, Northeastern 1
Jim’s pick: Black Bears complete the sweep.
Maine 3, Northeastern 2

Massachusetts at New Hampshire
Dave’s pick: The Wildcats finish off the home sweep. 
UNH 4, UMass 2
Jim’s pick: UNH bounces back for the split.
UNH 5, UMass 2

Boston College at Vermont
Dave’s pick: The winless Catamounts will be dangerous, but BC has just enough to complete the sweep.
BC 2, UVM 1 (OT)
Jim’s pick: Really think this will be a tie, but I’ve never picked a tie, so why start now. Eagles sweep.
BC 3, UVM 2

Providence at Alabama-Huntsville
Dave’s pick: How ’bout them Friars? 
PC 4, Alabama-Hunstville 2
Jim’s pick: It’s splitsville for the Friars.
PC 6, Alabama-Huntsville, 3