NCHC picks: Dec. 4

Matthew and I picked the same last weekend, and did pretty well overall, going a perfect 10-0. I think that’s a first ever in the time that we’ve covered the conference. On the year, I am 55-24-8 (.678), and Matthew is 52-27-8 (.643).

Let’s see how we can do this week.

Friday-Saturday, Dec. 4-5

Miami at Colorado College
Candace: CC could easily be 0-14, but managed to rally to finally beat Air Force. Miami is another task though, and I don’t see the Tigers getting a win. Miami 3-2, 3-0
Matthew: I’m taking Miami to win twice, but now that I say it, watch CC pick up where it left off at the end of its series last weekend with Air Force. Miami 3-1, 3-2

No. 6 Omaha at No. 7 St. Cloud State
Candace: This is one of the marquee series of the weekend, and I can’t see it going any way but a split. St. Cloud State 3-2, Omaha 3-2
Matthew: A battle between what can be two of the most exciting offenses in the country. Tough to call anything other than a split here. St. Cloud State 4-3, Omaha 3-2

Western Michigan at No. 17 Minnesota-Duluth
Candace: The Broncos have really struggled on the road this year, so I’m going to deviate from Matthew here and call a sweep. Minnesota-Duluth 3-2, 3-1
Matthew: Western has done really well in Duluth under Andy Murray, but it’s tough to overlook the Broncos having lost each of their last six games. Split. Western Michigan 3-2, Minnesota-Duluth 4-1

No. 9 Denver at No. 4 North Dakota
Candace: The other marquee series of the weekend, and one that always brings out the best in both teams. Call a split. North Dakota 2-1, Denver 3-2
Matthew: Probably not helping myself with all these splits this week, am I? And yet, here we are again. North Dakota 3-1, Denver 3-1


  1. There is a scenario that has both BU and Maine tied for 14th:

    Semifinal #2: Miami defeats Notre Dame
    Semifinal #1: Michigan defeats Western Michigan
    Championship game: Miami defeats Michigan
    Consolation game: Notre Dame defeats Western Michigan
    Semifinal #2: Cornell defeats Dartmouth
    Semifinal #1: Yale defeats Colgate
    Championship game: Yale defeats Cornell
    Consolation game: Colgate defeats Dartmouth
    Hockey East
    Semifinal #2: Merrimack defeats New Hampshire
    Semifinal #1: Northeastern defeats Boston College
    Championship game: Merrimack defeats Northeastern
    Play-in #2: Bemidji State defeats Minnesota-Duluth
    Play-in #1: Alaska-Anchorage defeats Colorado College
    Semifinal #2: Bemidji State defeats Denver
    Semifinal #1: North Dakota defeats Alaska-Anchorage
    Championship game: North Dakota defeats Bemidji State

    That puts BU and Maine tied for 14th with Colorado College, but CC loses the last spot to the AHA winner due to the lowest RPI.

  2. OMG!!! I have been reading all the scenarios!! MY HAIR HURTS!!! Glad I am BC fan so I don’t have to worry about trying to figure it all out.


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