Hockey East picks: December 17

Last weekend was an improvement for Jimmy and me over the previous week’s debacle, but we barely kept our heads above water.  Here’s hoping for a 2-for-2 finale going into the holidays.

And may all of you have a wonderful holiday season.

Dave last week: 2-2-1
Jim last week: 2-2-1
Dave’s record-to-date: 56-37-9
Jim’s record-to-date: 55-38-9

Here are this week’s picks:

Saturday, December 17

Union at Merrimack
Dave’s pick: I’ve been picking Merrimack all season long and and been right almost every time. But there’s something about this game that spooks me. I’m going with an upset of the Warriors in their own barn.
Union 2, MC 1 (OT)
Jim’s pick: Not spooked here. I’m going with the Warriors. I do remember a day Pops called me Benedict Arnold for not picking Hockey East in non-league play.
MC 4, Union 2

St. Lawrence at Vermont
Dave’s pick: St. Lawrence hasn’t been lighting the world on fire, but Vermont has been going up in flames.
SLU 3, UVM 2
Jim’s pick: Another flip flop from Dave, I think Vermont can win at home.
UVM 5, SLU 3