Weekend Picks: Feb. 12

It’s hard to believe there are only two weeks left in the season before the playoffs begin. Instead of the CHA killing me last week, it was Hockey East. I went 22-8-3 (.712) to move to 331-96-49 (.746) on the year.

Let’s see if I can stay above .750 on the regular season.

Friday, Feb. 12

Cornell at Brown
Home ice could garner the Bears a win, considering how dreadful Cornell looked last week, but I’m going with the visitors. Cornell 3-2

Clarkson at Princeton
One of the big games that has huge consequences in the conference. Clarkson 3-2

St. Lawrence at Quinnipiac
The Bobcats get back to the winning column after last week’s loss. Quinnipiac 2-1

Harvard at Rensselaer
Harvard is a team that seems to struggle from period to period, but I like the Crimson in this one. Harvard 3-2

Dartmouth at Union
Dartmouth already got a win last week, and here they continue that trend. Dartmouth 2-1

Colgate at Yale
A potential trap game for the Raiders, but they come out on top. Colgate 3-2

Northeastern at Boston college
This should be closer than the Beanpot final, but same result. Boston College 4-2

Friday-Saturday, Feb. 12-13

Lindenwood at Penn State
This has split written all over it. Penn State 2-1, Lindenwood 2-1

Mercyhurst at RIT
The Lakers take one more step toward the regular season crown. Mercyhurst 3-2, 3-1

Robert Morris at Syracuse
The Colonials can’t afford any more losses, but neither can the Orange. Syracuse 2-1, Robert Morris 3-1

Maine at Connecticut
The superior goaltending of the Huskies should ensure a sweep. Connecticut 3-2, 2-1

Ohio State at Bemidji State
The Buckeyes are showing improvement, but the Beavers are a team that does everything a bit better. Bemidji State 2-1, 2-0

Minnesota at Minnesota-Duluth
Look for the new fearsome top line of the Gophers to get points in both games. Minnesota 4-1, 4-2

St. Cloud State at North Dakota
A hard one to pick, but I have to go with home ice in both games. North Dakota 3-2, 3-1

Saturday, Feb. 13

Colgate at Brown
The Raiders keep pace for home ice. Colgate 3-1

St. Lawrence at Princeton
The Tigers stay even with Colgate. Princeton 2-1

Clarkson at Quinnipiac
I think we see more cracks in the Bobcats’ armor. Clarkson 3-1

Dartmouth at Rensselaer
This game depends entirely on which version of each team shows up. Rensselaer 2-1

Harvard at Union
The Crimson keep their home ice hopes alive. Harvard 3-1

Cornell at Yale
A game that could go either way, so I’ll go with home ice. Yale 2-1

Saturday-Sunday, Feb. 13-14

New Hampshire versus Boston University (home-an-home)
The Terriers are so inconsistent, but should have enough for a sweep. Boston University 2-1, 3-1

Providence versus Merrimack (home-an-home)
The Warriors postseason hopes end here. Providence 2-1, 3-1

Minnesota State at Wisconsin
The Badgers capture the WCHA crown this weekend. Wisconsin 3-1, 4-1

Sunday, Feb. 14

Boston College at Vermont
The Eagles will clinch Hockey East by defeating the Catamounts, assuming I’m right about Friday’s game. Boston College 4-1