We have a Wednesday night special this week not only for the WCHA and Big Ten, but for all of college hockey and especially the state of Michigan when No. 3 Michigan hosts No. 4 Ferris State in a battle of old CCHA rivals.
The Bulldogs bring the nation’s longest unbeaten streak at 13 games (11-0-2) into Yost Ice Arena in Ann Arbor. The Wolverines have won their last four regular season games, but dropped an exhibition last week on Thursday 5-4 in overtime to their neighbors, the U.S. National Team Development Program U-18s.
Tonight’s game can be seen on Fox Sports Detroit Plus in Michigan and Fox College Sports Atlantic nationally.
Here are Shane and my pick for tonight, with the rest of the picks for this weekend’s action coming on Friday morning.
Ferris State at Michigan, 7 p.m. ET, Wednesday
Matt: Yost Ice Arena may be one of the most intimidating places to play, but the Bulldogs are very familiar with Yost having played there many times before in the CCHA. This game is also on a Wednesday — not a Friday or Saturday — with finals week coming up. I like Ferris to pull to upset in a possibly less-than-hostile Yost. Bulldogs 4-3.
Shane: Upset? This is No. 3 hosting No. 4. Should be a pick ’em, right? Frankly, this should be a big, exciting game, and I should upgrade my DirecTV sports package just so I can watch it. I keep waiting for Ferris to take a bump, but the Bulldogs just keep rolling. I’m with you, Matt. Bulldogs 4-2