Atlantic Hockey Picks 12/10

Last Week: 6-3-2

On the Season: 45-33-8 (.560)

This Week’s Picks:

There’s only four league games on tap with the schedule winding down towards the holiday break.

Friday, December 10 and Saturday, December 11:

Rochester Institute of Technology at Mercyhurst – The Tigers are 5-0-1 in thier last six games in Erie, but I think that will come on an end on Saturday. RIT 3. Mercyhurst 2; Mercyhurst 4, RIT 1.

Robert Morris at Alabama-Huntsville – The former CHA rivals square off in a non-conference series. I like the Colonials to sweep. Robert Morris 5, UAH 3; Robert Morris 3, UAH 2.

Friday December 10:

Bentley at Army – I think the Black Knights prevail on home ice. Army 3, Bentley 2.

American International at Union – I think the 13th ranked Dutchmen will overcome an improved AIC squad. Union 4, AIC 2.

Connecticut at Sacred Heart – I think the Pioneers will find their groove on home ice against their Nutmeg State rivals. Sacred Heart 4, UConn 3.

Saturday, December 11:

Niagara at Colgate – I think this one will go down to the wire, with the Purple Eagles pulling it out late. Niagara 4, Colgate 3.

Army at Union – Union gets a home sweep over the AHA. Union 4, Army 2.

Guest Analyst

This week’s guest analyst is Ed Keller, an Army fan. He’s forgoing the Black Knights this weekend though, for a trip to Ann Arbor and the Big Chill game. Here’s his picks:

“In the weekend’s two game series, RIT travels to Mercyhurst. With AIC’s sweep of the Lakers still fresh in their minds, Mercyhurst kicks their game up a notch to sweep RIT, 5-1 on Friday and a closer 3-2 game on Saturday. Robert Morris returns to Huntsville to face former conference rival, Alabama Huntsville, and splits the series. UAH 4-3 on Friday and the Colonials rebound 3-2 on Saturday. Army, off a strong showing in a loss against Colgate uses their home ice advantage to defeat Bentley on Friday night, 3-1. Union and their #13 ranking is too much for the Black Knights on Saturday, 3-2 Union. In a battle of cross-state rivals UConn picks up a road victory over Sacred Heart by the score of 4-2. The much improved AIC Yellow Jackets play #13 Union tough, but fall 4-2. Clarkston handles Sacred Heart on Sunday 6-2.

Friday it’s off to the Big Chill in Ann Arbor … Go State Go!”

Check back Monday to see how Ed and I did.