ECAC Northeast picks: Feb. 15

Suffolk coach Chris Glionna and his Rams can’t be happy with the kind of hockey they were playing heading into this week. Prior to Thursday’s date at Western New England, the Rams had been stuck in the throes of a six-game winless streak at the wrong time of the season.
Hope springs eternal, however. The ECAC Northeast always gives you a chance to get up and get going. On Saturday, whether a playoff spot is on the line or not, that’s what the Rams should do vs. Becker.
When you look back at this run, the offense has been the biggest concern. In the four games leading into this week, Suffolk had scored just three goals total.
Becker, allowing 5.18 goals per game — last in the conference — should be the right elixir. Look for Suffolk to end the regular season on a high note. Suffolk 3-1
Saturday, Feb. 16
Salve Regina at Wentworth
We like the upset here in the regular-season finale for both teams. The Leopards will be coming off what will likely be a grueling game against Curry two nights before, and maybe — just maybe — they may also be looking ahead to the postseason. The game will mean more to Salve Regina, and we think the Seahawks will play like it. Salve Regina 3-2
Western New England at Nichols
Seeding will be the flavor of the day here for the Golden Bears and the Bison. Expect a tight game, but perhaps each team plays it close to the vest, knowing more important days are ahead. Nichols won this match-up, 4-1, last month. We’ll stick with that side, but much closer. Nichols 2-1
Last week: 2-0; Overall: 26-17-1


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