Women’s D-III picks: Nov. 27

Happy Thanksgiving!

Not too many games on the schedule this weekend, but a couple ranked teams do play, in addition to the Cardinal/Panther Classic that will feature the top three teams in the country.

Once the turkey is digested and the food coma wears off, check out this schedule this coming weekend.

Candace and Matt pick the top games.

Cardinal/Panther Classic

Friday, Nov. 27

Elmira at Middlebury
Candace: This is it, the marquee series of the weekend. I like the home ice team in this. Middlebury 2-1
Matt: Start it right off Friday with No. 2 Elmira playing No. 3 Middlebury. Wow. Tough to call, but I like Elmira 3-2.

Saturday, Nov. 28

Gustavus Adolphus vs Elmira
Candace: Elmira rebounds from a tough loss to take this. Elmira 4-2
Matt: I see a 5-2  for Elmira here

Wisconsin-Stevens Point vs. Plattsburgh
Candace: Someone will beat Plattsburgh, but it won’t be this game. Plattsburgh 4-1
Matt: Plattsburgh should go over Wisconsin-Stevens Point by a 4-1 count

Sunday, Nov. 29

Wisconsin-Stevens Point at Middlebury
Candace: The home team takes another in this top event. Middlebury 4-2
Matt: I like No. 3 Middlebury beating UWSP 3-0

Gustavus Adolphus vs. Plattsburgh
Candace: The top team wins again. Plattsburgh 4-1
Matt: Plattsburgh also blanking Gustavus, also 3-0.

Saturday-Sunday, Nov. 28-29

Marian at Concordia (Minn.)
Candace: Home ice wins over an inconsistent team. Concordia 3-2, 4-2
Matt: Marian comes in at 2-5-0, while Concordia is 4-2-0. Look for the Cobbers to boost their record to 6-2-0 after the weekend with wins of 4-1 and 5-3, moving their winning streak to six games.

Sunday, Nov. 29

Williams at No. 10 Castleton
Candace: Castleton has shown marked improvement, but I like an upset here. Williams 3-2
Matt: With a 7-1-1 mark so far, there is a lot to like about Castleton. For Williams, just 1-1-0 with the late NESCAC start, the Ephs are still finding their identity. Castleton shows why it should move up the ranks Monday with a win this weekend, 2-1.


  1. What ever happened to the ruthless Bentley player who took Sexton out for so long?  Seems very unfair that a kid sits for less time for putting on such a devastating hit…. Perhaps putting in a clause that players are put out for as long as those are injured will keep the hands, sticks and elbows down more – and let players play.

  2. I guess UNH must have caught a break both nights. There is no way the predicted 4th place HE team could beat the 6th place (predicted) team from the WCHA. Maybe St. Cloud isn’t the better team, Tyler.
    I know bash me because it’s a WCHA post and it’s obviously very early, but the goaltending is the only thing that kept either game all that close. SCS did play better on Saturday.
    Best of luck because they seemed to have a lot of class, as did the fans that made the trip to Durham.


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