Women’s D-I picks: Dec. 10

I had a terrible week last week, going 15-12-5 (.546), I think possibly my worst performance ever. The ECAC and WCHA killed me. On the year, I am 196-60-26 (.741), still good odds for Vegas.

Let’s see if I can close strong.

Thursday, Dec. 10

Boston College at Syracuse
This will be closer than last year’s blowout, but the same result. Boston College 4-1

Friday, Dec. 11

Merrimack at Providence
The Friars close strong. Providence 4-1

New Hampshire at Quinnipiac
A possible trap game, as the Wildcats have been hot, but the smaller cats win. Quinnipiac 3-1

Minnesota at St. Cloud State
This will be closer than the blowouts back in October, but again, same result. Minnesota 4-2

Friday-Saturday, Dec. 11-12

Minnesota-Duluth at Ohio State
Two very inconsistent teams, but I like the way the Bulldogs have played the last few weeks. Minnesota-Duluth 3-2, 3-1

Wisconsin at North Dakota
While the Fighting Hawks have done well against Minnesota in recent years, they’ve faired poorly against the Badgers. Wisconsin 3-1, 4-0

Penn State at Princeton
The Tigers maintain the momentum from last week. Maybe they’ll even win by more than one goal again. Princeton 3-1, 3-2

Union at Maine
I figure Union is due for a win at some point. Maine 3-2, Union 2-1

Saturday, Dec. 12

Vermont at Dartmouth
The Big Green have not been the same since Wisconsin, but I like them to finally get a win. Dartmouth 2-1

Saturday-Sunday, Dec. 12-13

Robert Morris at Lindenwood
The Lions could pass the Colonials in the standings with a series win, but I see Robert Morris getting back on track. Robert Morris 2-1, 3-1

Sunday, Dec. 13

Yale at New Hampshire
This might be the hardest game to pick all weekend. Yale is better than its record, but New Hampshire has been hot. New Hampshire 2-1


  1. Hockey East is a better league than the ECAC. I do not mean any disrespect to the ECAC I think the ECAC is also a good league but Hockey East is a better league. Hockey East teams get to the Frozen Four year after year generally. Last season Union was the first ECAC team to get to the Frozen Four since 2003.

  2. There is no doubt that Hockey East has a substantially better record in the playoffs. However, that record is not reflected in the regular season in most years with the most recent example being that ECAC has had a better record than hockey east at this point of the season, 2 of the last 3 years.

  3. After CC shut out my Goph’s last night..? I got to admit that I didn’t get upset. We already have a 1 seed. I’m tired of hearing from the HE and ECAC how weak the WCHA is. With this being the last season of WCHA, the more the merrier. Should be a great game!

  4. Tyler said: “It’s been a nice playoff run for … the Badgers, but it comes to an end tonight.”
    Couldn’t agree more…Go Tigers!

    • I actually sympathize for Wisconsin. They have battled injuries and scrutiny all year, and now they are playing for a championship in convincing fashion. Hats off to their club.

  5. I know this isn’t your area of responsibility, but the BU–Providence result from 09 December is not included in this site’s stats. It’s also on the wrong date on the schedule page.

    BU’s Web site says the result was 6-0 BU.


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