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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15 COMMENTS

  1. If Minnesota can get some help this weekend, MSU win tomorrow night and a Wisconsin rebound on Saturday (cant believe Gophers have to resort to cheering for a WI win) and can put together 6 periods of hockey they are right back in Big Ten race. Keep waiting for this team to put everything together on a consistent basis, hope it finally happens this weekend and can gain some traction to finish the season strong

  2. We all seem to be in agreement on something; We don’t like the outdoor games. What are the chances that the B10 listens to the fans on this and do not schedule any more of these “Jokes on Ice”? I’m guessing….Never.

    • Decatur, kids love it though…Is it about us or them??? Decatur and Sat who is “Nutson”??? We are gonna bust a “nut” and get three “son”…help on the way…Minn’s gonna win the Nat Champ and Wilcox will lead the way, trust me…

      • I apologize for barging into convo without an introduction-
        I am Nutson, longtime Gopher fan, also graduated from Mankato so they are my #2 team. Have two sons who would love to be Gophers in 14 and 16 years, once they can skate a bit better. And why not Minnesota this year, wide open year nation wide and they have the talent to pull it together and get hot at end of year

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