Women’s picks: Nov. 25

Well, last week was our most intensive picks week. Games involving ECAC teams, especially Dartmouth, continue to plague us both, Overall, I went 16-4 last week (.800), to increase my picks percentage on the season to 67-21-9 (.737). Arlan went 14-6 (.700) last week to move 62-26-9 on the year (.685). We’re going for another round of intensive picks this week, so hopefully, we can keep picking well.

Friday-Sunday, November 25-27

St. Cloud at Wisconsin
Candace: Wisconsin keeps rolling. Who knows when the team will lose. I figure if I pick them to win every game, I’ll probably go better than 95 percent the rest of the year. Wisconsin 6-1, 6-0
Alan: SCSU should defend their home ice with a sweep — just checking who is in a post-turkey stupor. Wisconsin 5-0, 8-1

Boston University at Cornell
Candace: A rematch of last year’s NCAA semi, won by the Terriers in a shocker. BU doesn’t have Poulin yet, so it’s hard to pick them, but I’m going with a split. Cornell 4-2, Boston University 3-2
Arlan: The featured series of the first half in the East. I’d like to go split, but BU doesn’t have the horses right now. Cornell 4-2, 2-1

Harvard at Minnesota
Candace: How good are the Crimson? Are they a threat to Cornell  in the ECAC? This series will tell. I’m going out on a limb and picking a split. Minnesota 3-2, Harvard 3-2
Arlan: The Gophers are outscoring opponents 58-5 at home, just 10-8 on the road, but ice is ice. Minnesota 1-0, 4-1

North Dakota at Bemidji State
Candace: Bemidji has split with everybody they maybe weren’t supposed to, and they are at home, where they do well. It’s probably not enough for a sweep. The real problem is that when each of these teams split, they tend to lose the first game, so who will win Friday? I’ll go with the Lamoureux sisters. North Dakota 4-2, Bemidji State 3-2
Arlan: Somehow, some way, the Beavers will manage to get points. North Dakota 3-1, Bemidji State 2-1

Minnesota-Duluth at Ohio State
Candace: I’m going split against my better instincts. Minnesota-Duluth 4-3, Ohio State 3-2
Arlan: I’ve been wrong on the Bulldogs more than any other team. Ohio State 5-4, UMD 4-2

Friday, November 25

Princeton at Boston College
Candace: The Eagles one real upset last year was against the Tigers over the Christmas break. I figure they’ll have that in mind in this holiday showdown. Boston College 3-2
Arlan: A showdown of teams that recently snatched defeat from the jaws of victory. BC 3-1

Saturday, November 26

Northeastern at Dartmouth
Candace: Two teams that have shown they are a step below the upper tier. Flip a coin. I figure the Big Green will want to avoid losing on home ice again at all costs. Dartmouth 2-1
Arlan: NU and DC has scoreless tie written all over it. Northeastern 1-0

Wednesday, November 30

Harvard at Dartmouth
Candace: Hmm. Regardless of what happens in Minnesota, I have a tough time seeing Harvard losing this, especially since they just lost to Dartmouth. Harvard 4-2
Arlan: I made this pick in advance of their first meeting, but really, it’s not like more information makes me any better at this. Harvard 3-2

Boston University at Northeastern
Candace: This could be similar to the Harvard game, in that the Terriers could get swept by Cornell and need a win desperately. I think they’ll get it. Boston University 3-1
Arlan: Both teams are undefeated on Wednesdays; this is the Huskies’ first Wednesday game. BU 3-2


  1. I was there. BU fans made a good showing, but BC fans were definitely louder and obviously packed the house. More impressively, they cheered their team until the final buzzer and a lot of them stayed to sing their alma mater and salute the team–even in defeat.

    Saturday was the opposite. Agganis didn;t even sell out and started emptying out halfway through the third. By the end of the period, the only people left in the stands were the BC fans.

  2. Candace, since the DU game at AF is not being televised in Denver or on NCHC.TV we purchased tickets to go down to see the game tonight. This sad trend of not televising DU games in Denver, either on Altitude or the FS channels, has increased over the past years. The tickets from the AFA have the game starting at 7:30, but this website and the Denver Post have it starting at 7:00. I left messages at both the DU and AFA box offices but have a feeling nobody will be there today. Do you know what time the game starts?

    • How was your trip to Air Force? and hope you made it on time! When they came here last week, a few dirty plays in the first game, but their coach or the refs seemed to clean them up in the second.

  3. North Dakota is looking like a pretty overvalued team right now.

    Really, who have they beaten?

    A couple wins against BSU (at home) is basically about it, along with a couple ties against the Gophers (away) and DU (home).

    Canisius? RPI? An SCSU team as decimated by graduation as they are?

    Does not look a lot like a vintage ND team.


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