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.