Atlantic Hockey Picks March 2-4. Playoff edition – the first round

Last Week: 6-3-3
On the Season: 155-63-30 (.685)

This Week’s Picks:

Atlantic Hockey Playoffs: First Round
Best of Three Series
Friday, March 2 – Sunday, March 4

 No. 9 Canisius at No. 8 Connecticut – The Huskies swept the Golden Griffins in Buffalo earlier in the season. Neither team has been playing well with just three wins between them in the month of February. I think UConn’s power play will be the difference. UConn in three.

No. 10 American International at No. 7 Robert Morris – The teams split this season but RMU leads the all-time series 6-1-1. The Colonials made a quick exit from last year’s playoffs and that should be enough motivation to get through this round. Robert Morris in two.

No. 11 Sacred Heart at No. 6 Bentley – The Pioneers have been playing much better as if late but are still allowing too many goals to advance, especially against a Bentley offense that features one of the top lines in the league. Bentley in two.

No. 12 Army at No. 5 Holy Cross – Despite missing out on a first-round bye, Holy Cross is a legitimate threat to go all the way, and I think it starts here with a sweep. The Crusaders took all three games from the Black Knights during the regular season. Holy Cross in two.


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