AHA Picks Nov. 18-22

Last Week: 5-5-1
On the Season: 48-22-6 (.654)

This Week’s Picks:

Friday, Nov. 18
Army at American International – Both teams are having trouble scoring goals, so this one is a tossup. I’m going with the Yellow Jackets at home. AIC 2, Army 1.

Saturday, Nov. 19
Connecticut at Yale – The Huskies are coming off an eight-goal outburst against Sacred Heart, but I think they’ll struggle against No. 9 Yale. Yale 5, UConn 2

Brown at Army – The Bears have knocked off some good competition so far this year, and I think they’ll handle the Black Knights. Brown 3, Army 1.

Friday, Nov. 18 and Saturday, November 19
Holy Cross at Rochester Institute of Technology – The Tigers have owned Holy Cross since both teams moved to Division I, with RIT holding a 16-1-2 advantage. But this Crusader team is sporting the best offense and power play in the conference, and should win at least one of the two games. RIT 4, Holy Cross 3; Holy Cross 4, RIT 3.

Bentley at Mercyhurst – Both teams are off to 4-1 starts in league play and this should be the most entertaining series of the weekend. I’m thinking split with the Lakers getting the win on Friday. Mercyhurst 3, Bentley 2; Bentley 3, Mercyhurst 2.

Saturday, Nov. 18 and Sunday, Nov. 19
Lake Superior State at Canisius – This is a rare occurrence with a ranked team coming into an AHA barn. No. 12 LSSU is the highest ranked team to play at Canisius since the Griffs hosted No. 3 UNH back in 2003 at the then-HBSC Arena. While a win by Canisius wouldn’t surprise me, I think LSSU prevails twice. LSSU 4, Canisius 2; LSSU 3, Canisius 2.

Tuesday. Nov. 22
AIC at Brown – This should be another win by Brown over an AHA team. Brown 4, AIC 2.

Niagara at Cornell – The Big Red have already lost to an AHA team on home ice this season (Mercyhurst beat them 5-4 on Oct. 29) so they won’t be taking the Purple Eagles lightly. Cornell 5, Niagara 3.

Yale at Sacred Heart – This is the first of eight games this season that the Pioneers will play at the Webster Bank Pavillion in Bridgeport. It might give them a lift, but not enough to beat the Bulldogs. Yale 4, Sacred Heart 1.

57 COMMENTS

  1. Harvard at Brown — 7:00

    The Brown Rule, in a Brown game, not applying to Brown. Crazy. 3–2 Bruno.

    What is happening to the world! ;)

  2. Harvard at Brown — 7:00

    The Brown Rule, in a Brown game, not applying to Brown. Crazy. 3–2 Bruno.

    What is happening to the world! ;)

  3. Hey Brian, what do you think about the first Collins goal being disallowed because just a second or two before the goal light accidentally came on? Was Cornell screwed last night or what?

  4. The Sat night CC game was completely one-sided in almost every aspect except on the scoreboard. The shots were like 51-23 and the puck possession time was also very lopsided in favor of SCSU.

      • Not quantity of SOG, all about the quality. Our league has some really good goaltenders that can “steal” games. Why do the losers always make excuses? The only real stat that counts is GOALS. BTW, great article on Gwozdecky in the Denver Post yesterday.

        • Still wish Gwoz was behind DU’s bench. Was very entertaining. Nice job on the sweep. Nice to get another NCHC team moving back towards the top in pairwise.

          • Thanks, looks like the break did some good. Defense looked much quicker these past 2 weeks, limited quality shots against Jaillet. Gwoz has already “disciplined” 2 Valor players before the first game played. He said he needs to chill out a little with his new “kids”. According to the article, one of his newer players “threw up for about 30 minutes” during practice due to the pressure of trying to make the team.

          • Morons at MN wont get rid of Lucy Lu…..he should have been gone after 2011. Instead, he gets a contract extension. If I could only suck that much at my job and then get paid more……

  5. The Sat night CC game was completely one-sided in almost every aspect except on the scoreboard. The shots were like 51-23 and the puck possession time was also very lopsided in favor of SCSU.

      • Not quantity of SOG, all about the quality. Our league has some really good goaltenders that can “steal” games. Why do the losers always make excuses? The only real stat that counts is GOALS. BTW, great article on Gwozdecky in the Denver Post yesterday.

        • Still wish Gwoz was behind DU’s bench. Was very entertaining. Nice job on the sweep. Nice to get another NCHC team moving back towards the top in pairwise.

          • Thanks, looks like the break did some good. Defense looked much quicker these past 2 weeks, limited quality shots against Jaillet. Gwoz has already “disciplined” 2 Valor players before the first game played. He said he needs to chill out a little with his new “kids”. According to the article, one of his newer players “threw up for about 30 minutes” during practice due to the pressure of trying to make the team.

          • Morons at MN wont get rid of Lucy Lu…..he should have been gone after 2011. Instead, he gets a contract extension. If I could only suck that much at my job and then get paid more……

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