ECAC West Weekly Picks, Nov. 18-27

Flipping a coin worked pretty good last week, as I went 4-0.  However, I heard some grumblings about my picks when I visited Hobart on Saturday.  It is hard to make everyone happy.
This week, a bit of a bonus as I’m making picks through the Thanksgiving weekend, as teams hit the holiday tournaments.
I hope everyone has a Happy Thanksgiving.
Last Week:  4-0
Overall:  8-2 (.800)
{predicted winners bolded}
Friday, November 18
Hobart at Elmira – After a big game against Neumann last weekend, Elmira looks to remain perfect in league.
Manhattanville at Neumann – Neumann gets its first home league contest of the season.
Saturday, November 19
Utica at Neumann – Utica comes into Neumann on a three-game roll.  Having not played a game Friday should give the Pioneers an advantage.
Tuesday, November 22
Manhattanville at Western New England – The Valiants look to build some momentum on the road, and Western New England should be just the team for them to do it against.
Friday, November 25
Neumann at Cortland – Cortland certainly isn’t the pushover it used to be, but Neumann has a lot of weapons to bring to bear.
Elmira at Middlebury – Elmira hits the Primelink Tournament on a roll, but this tournament is the toughest in the country.
Saturday, November 26
Neumann at Cortland -Neumann hopefully will finish off the sweep against Cortland, if for nothing more than to build on the ECAC West’s bragging rights over the SUNYAC.
Norwich/Plattsburgh vs. Elmira – If Elmira can win the Primelink, it will make a strong case to jump to the top of the USCHO Poll.  But facing Norwich or Plattsburgh in the championship game might be a bit too much.
Hobart vs. Babson – Hobart heads east for the Cape Cod Tournament.
Sunday, November 27
Amherst/Salem State vs. Hobart – The Statesmen’s strong defensive corps will help them roll to the title in the Cape Cod Tournament.
Williams at Manhattanville – Manhattanville hosts its first nonconference game of the year.