Weekend Picks: Jan. 29

I had a decent week, barring CHA picks, going 22-5-5 (.765) to bring my season record to 287-81-44 (.750). We have some big series this week, including battles of top 10 teams, so hopefully I can do OK.

Friday, Jan. 29

Princeton at Dartmouth
Home ice won’t be enough to get the Big Green a win against the surging Tigers. Princeton 3-1

Quinnipiac at Harvard
The Crimson took the Bobcats to OT back in December. Something tells me they get a win. Harvard 2-1

Colgate at Rensselaer
The Engineers could play spoiler, but I like the Raiders. Colgate 3-2

Cornell at Union
The Dutchwomen’s travails continue. Cornell 4-2

New Hampshire at Northeastern
The Huskies are one of the elite. The Wildcats are improving, but aren’t there. Northeastern 4-1

Friday-Saturday, Jan. 29-30

Syracuse at Mercyhurst
This was a split a few weeks ago, and figures to be again. Mercyhurst 2-1, Syracuse 3-2

RIT at Penn State
My picks record would be even better if I didn’t try to pick CHA games. RIT 2-1, Penn State 2-1

Lindenwood at Robert Morris
I thought the Colonials were getting better, but league play has been a killer. Robert Morris 3-2, Lindenwood 2-1

Brown versus Yale
A tough one to call, but I see the Bulldogs winning both. Yale 3-1, 2-1

Minnesota at Bemidji State
Home ice for the Beavers means closer games, but same results. Minnesota 3-1, 4-1

Ohio State at Minnesota-Duluth
With these teams, you could flip coins and get better results. Minnesota-Duluth 3-2, 3-1

Minnesota State at North Dakota
One game will be close, but I see a NoDak sweep. North Dakota 3-2, 4-1

Saturday, Jan. 30

St. Lawrence at Clarkson
Given how the Golden Knights did earlier tonight, I have a hard time seeing this turning out differently. Clarkson 4-1

Quinnipiac at Dartmouth
The Bobcats will get back on track, or continue a win streak if they beat Harvard Friday. Quinnipiac 3-1

Princeton at Harvard
The Tigers won a clash with the Crimson earlier in the year, so why not again? Princeton 3-2

Cornell at Rensselaer
This game was a lot easier to pick last year. Cornell 2-1

Colgate at Union
The Raiders should keep pace in the ECAC races. Colgate 3-1

Merrimack at Boston University
The Terriers get some momentum for the Beanpot. Boston University 4-1

Saturday-Sunday, Jan. 30-31

Maine at Providence
Maybe the Black Bears get back in the win column, but it’s not a safe bet. Providence 2-1, 2-1

Connecticut at Vermont
This is likely a split, but I’ll go out on a limb. Connecticut 2-1, 3-2

St. Cloud State at Wisconsin
The Huskies are playing much better than expected, but not good enough to defeat the Badgers. Wisconsin 4-1, 4-1

Tuesday, Feb. 2

Harvard versus Boston College
This is where BC’s streak ended last year, so I think the Eagles will be extra focused. Boston College 3-1

Northeastern at Boston University
The Terriers have fallen off and Northeastern is better. Northeastern 4-1


  1. Rough weekend for the Big Ten. Penn State, Notre Dame, and Wisconsin all suffered losses to far less inferior teams. These could be major blows to the conference as a whole when it comes to PWR later this season. Especially Penn State who’s non-conference schedule is marginally laughable in terms of competition.

    • Loss to a much lower team just kills pairwise. Guess they can only hope that who they lost to pick up a lot of wins so the loss doesn’t hurt so much.


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