Atlantic Hockey Picks 11/11-11/12

Last Week: 7-4-1 (I had the Niagara-Holy Cross split right but on the wrong nights)
On the Season: 43-17-7 (.694)

This Week’s Picks:
Friday, November 11

Holy Cross at Massachusetts – The Crusaders have already beaten a Hockey East team this season and I think they’ll do it again. Holy Cross 3, Massachusetts 2.

Army at Sacred Heart – Both teams played well last weekend but are still looking for their first win. I like the Black Knights to get into the “W” column in a low scoring game. Army 2, Sacred Heart 1.

American International at Bentley – The Yellow Jackets are off to one of their better starts (2-2 in league play) but I think the Falcons win at home, where they have played well so far this season. Bentley 3, AIC 2.

Robert Morris at Mercyhurst – The Colonials defeated the Lakers on neutral ice in Omaha earlier this season, but Mercyhurst is on a roll right now. Mercyhurst 4, RMU 3.

Air Force at Rochester Institute of Technology – Something has to give here – the Falcons are unbeaten in their last seven games and the Tigers have lot a grand total of two home conference games in the last 2+ seasons. I think the return of RIT goaltender Shane Madolora will give the Tigers a boost. RIT 3, Air Force 2.

Saturday, November 12

Sacred Heart at Holy Cross – All Crusaders. Holy Cross 5, Sacred Heart 1.

Bentley at Army – I think Army is ready for a breakout weekend. Army 3, Bentley 2.

Connecticut at AIC – The Huskies are coming off two tough losses in Erie last weekend and I think they’ll rebound here. UConn 4, AIC 2.

Air Force at Mercyhurst – An early season showdown between the only two teams unbeaten in league play. I think the Falcons will prevail in what should be the game of the weekend. Air Force 4, Mercyhurst 3.

Friday, November 11 and Saturday, November 12
Canisius at Bowling Green – These teams have never met. Canisius has knocked off a CCHA team each of the last three seasons and I think the Golden Griffins will do it again, albeit with a loss as well. Bowling Green 4, Canisius 2; Canisius 5, Bowling Green 4.