Atlantic Hockey Picks Dec. 2-3

Last Week: 10-1-2 (Best week in a long time)
On the Season:63-28-11 (.672)

This Week’s Picks:

Rochester Institute of Technology at Connecticut – This weekend sees all six west pod teams traveling east. While the Tigers and Huskies have been playing each other since the Division III days, they really haven’t had much of a rivalry until the past two seasons, when RIT has ended UConn’s season each year. The Tigers are 17-6-1 all-time against the Huskies, and I think they’ll improve on that this weekend. RIT 3, UConn 2; RIT 4, UConn 3.

Niagara at Bentley – This will be Niagara’s first trip to Bentley. The teams have played just twice before with Niagara taking both games at home last season. I think they’ll sweep again. Niagara 4, Bentley 2; Niagara 3, Bentley 2.

Canisius at Holy Cross – This has the potential to be the most entertaining series of the weekend, and it’s a tough call. Holy Cross is 6-2-1 against Canisius since 2008 but the Griffins are the hotter (and stingier) team right now. I’m picking a split. Canisius 3, Holy Cross 1; Holy Cross 3, Canisius 2.

Air Force at American International  - Air Force leads the series 20-1-1, with the only loss coming last season in Colorado Springs. I’m picking the first-place Falcons to sweep here. Air Force 4, AIC 2; Air Force 4, AIC 3.

Mercyhurst at Army – Both teams are having trouble scoring goals lately. the Lakers swept the series last season and I think they’ll do it again. Mercyhurst 4, Army 1; Mercyhurst 2 Army 1.

Robert Morris at Sacred Heart – Friday’s game is in Milford; Saturday’s in Bridgeport, where the Pioneers are a much better team. RMU  5, SHU 2; SHU 3, RMU 2.

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