Hockey East picks: Nov. 25-27

Jimmy (aka Benedict Arnold) picked up a game last week by traitorously choosing Notre Dame over Boston College. He’s now only one down. What will be his Treachery Pick this time?

Dave last week: 6-4-1
Jim last week: 7-3-1
Dave’s record-to-date: 43-23-8
Jim’s record-to-date: 42-24-8

Here are this week’s picks:

Friday, November 25

Alabama-Huntsville at Massachusetts-Lowell
Dave’s pick: Easy pickings for the River Hawks. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, but this is a sad way for a once-proud program to close out varsity hockey.
Jim’s pick: Hoping that Huntsville puts forth a competitive showing, but this one is going to the River Hawks.
UML 4, UAH 2

Providence vs. Miami (Denver Cup)
Dave’s pick: The Friars have improved but not enough to knock off Miami.
Miami 4 PC 2
Jim’s pick: Miami has struggled this season, but still think they have enough to beat Providence on neutral ice.
Miami 4, PC 3

Colgate at Vermont
Dave’s pick: The Raiders have gotten off to a great start (8-4-1) and the Catamounts have gotten off to the opposite (2-7-1). That doesn’t change here.
Colgate 4 UVM 2
Jim’s pick: Vermont is playing better and at home they have been decent. This is my upset pick of the week.
UVM 3, Colgate 2

Northeastern at Michigan
Dave’s pick: The Wolverines have gotten off to a surprisingly slow start in the CCHA (3-5-2) but have won all four nonconference games. Make it five.
UM 4 NU 2
Jim’s pick: Michigan all the way here.
UM 5, NU 2

Saturday, November 26

Massachusetts at Quinnipiac
Dave’s pick: The Minutemen and Bobcats are similarly near the bottom of their league standings, but I’m going with Hockey East snobbery over home ice.
UMass 3 Quinnipiac 2
Jim’s pick: Quinnipiac can’t score goals. UMass is at home. Not exactly a lock, but should be a win.
UMass 2, Quinnipiac 0

Boston College at Yale
Dave’s pick: If you’ve been reading this blog, you know what I think of the Eagles.
BC 5 Yale 3
Jim’s pick: There is a part of me that really wants to pick Yale here. Coming off an awful loss to Sacred Heart, at home and plenty of bad memories of the 2010 NCAA Regionals. Still, can’t imagine BC losing three in a row.
BC 4, Yale 3

Providence vs. Princeton (Denver Cup)
Dave’s pick: The Friars end up splitting their Denver Cup games.
PC 3 Princeton 2
Jim’s pick: Agreed. Providence gets a win. But will it be enough to bring home the Denver Cup?
PC 5, Princeton 2

Alabama-Huntsville at New Hampshire
Dave’s pick: Men vs. boys.
Jim’s pick: Agreed.
UNH 4, UAH 1

Clarkson at Maine
Dave’s pick: The Black Bears could really use a win here and they get it.
Maine 4 Clarkson 3
Jim’s pick: Black Bears roll at home.
Maine 5, Clarkson 2

Cornell vs. Boston University
Dave’s pick: Cornell may be atop the ECAC, but I don’t care. I really like the way BU has been playing of late.
BU 4 Cornell 2
Jim’s pick: Red Hot Hockey once again lives up to its name.
BU 5, Cornell 4 (OT)

Sunday, November 27

Dartmouth at Vermont
Dave’s pick: The two old ECAC rivals meet again with home ice not being enough to beat the Big Green.
Dartmouth 3 UVM 2
Jim’s pick: So UVM is where Dave and I differ this week. I’m going with the Catamounts for the ECAC sweep at home.
UVM 4, Dartmouth 3