NCHC pick: Dec. 16

Tuesday, Dec. 17

No. 17 Denver at Massachusetts
Candace: Denver continues to look good since getting swept by Nebraska-Omaha at the beginning of the November. NCHC co-goaltender of the week Sam Brittain, the top goalie in the nation, is a virtual fortress in net. This could be a trap game for a Denver team playing on little rest, but I think they pull through. Denver 3-2
Matthew: This really ought to be Denver’s game to lose, but the Pioneers mustn’t overlook a Massachusetts team that has won its last three games in a row, all against decent opposition. Add to that the fact the Minutemen are at home for this game and it has the makings of a potential upset, but I think DU will do just enough to finally head home from its extended east coast swing with another win. Denver 4-2