D-III Frozen Four picks: March 15 (Tim Sullivan)

Friday, March 15
Norwich vs. Oswego State
The Cadets have won four of five, and showed everyone they can turn it on when needed last week. After losing to Babson in the ECAC East Tournament, Norwich rebounded with authority against those same Beavers, handling Babson, 4-0, to earn the right to get to Lake Placid. The Cadets should be able to feed off that momentum. Norwich 3-2
Wisconsin-Eau Claire vs. Utica
The Pioneers have a much shorter trip, and seem to have shaken a puzzling end to the season, when they tied and lost to Manhattanville in consecutive weekends. Sophomore forward Louie Educate transferred to Utica for moments like these, and the team’s leading scorer now has a chance to steal the stage. Utica 4-1
Saturday, March 16
Norwich vs. Utica
The Pioneers, give or take a few slumps here and there, have played like a team on a mission all season. Four straight wins to open the season. Seven out of eight wins to open the new calendar year. And a precision 4-2 win over Bowdoin in the NCAA tournament to earn the right here. They’ve come too far to let it slip now. Utica 3-2