Weekend Picks: Feb. 26

Thank you Denver! The Pioneers’ sweep of Colorado College put me five up on Matthew in our picks race. Last week, I went 6-2 (.750), moving to 101-47-14 (.667), while Matthew went 5-3 (.625) to move to 96-52-14 (.635).

Friday-Saturday 2-26-27

Colorado College at Miami
Candace: Miami got swept in Colorado Springs back in December, completing a horrible run, so I think they get two back here. Miami 3-1, 3-2
Matthew: This would’ve been a tougher series to pick a few weeks ago before Miami really got moving. Now, I have the RedHawks taking all six points. Miami 3-1, 3-1

Minnesota-Duluth at No. 3 St. Cloud State
Candace: I’m not sure I’m willing to bet against St. Cloud right now. St. Cloud 3-2, 3-1
Matthew: Duluth played well last weekend but got swept. I’ll go out on a limb and say that doesn’t happen again this week. Minnesota-Duluth 3-2, St. Cloud State 4-2

No. 4 North Dakota at No. 13 Omaha
Candace: Omaha will be motivated, but that hasn’t always been enough for them of late. North Dakota 3-2, 3-1
Matthew: These are must-have points for UNO, but I’m not sure how many the Mavericks get. Omaha 3-2, North Dakota 3-1

No. 8 Denver at Western Michigan
Candace: I think Denver will remember how difficult it was to beat Western in January at Magness and come out flying. Denver 3-2, 4-2
Matthew: Tough to pick against the Pioneers with the way they’ve been playing lately. Denver 3-2, 3-2


  1. This is stupid. I can’t think of anybody who will miss Ben Winnett more than he will miss Louie or Carl at UM. Why would I miss a player who doesn’t make a big impact offensively or defensively more than a player like Carl Hagelin who excels at both ends of the ice, or Matt Rust, whom I could see playing on an NHL third line in a few years.

    • As a Wolverine fan, I’m embarrassed by you Child… She states right at the top that she’s leaving the big name players for the official awards at the end of the season, and focusing on guys that fly under the radar. Of course Louie and Carl and Rusty are the top guys from the class, but Winnett deserves some recognition for his hard work over the years too.

      • Well, I certainly will not miss him. I will barely remember him, and I went to every home game this year and last. The biggest memory I will have of him is wondering why Red put him on the point for the powerplay last year. Just a strange decision. ESPN2Classic is right. I will miss Chad MUCH more than I will miss Winnett.

  2. What about number 7 – Langlais – He’s on the ice in most all of the important moments. I like the way his freshman partner plays but not sure anyone moves the biscut better than Langlais.

  3. I would add Justin Vieve to the list. He has never racked up alot of points but he has always been the heart and soul of the team all 4 years.

  4. Kuhn really came out after being behind Gill’s shadow for 3 years, then having to play behind freshman Pesillini. I think having to start the season on the bench really lit a fire under his “arse” and really helped propel WMU to their standing. His contributions to keep WMU in these games not only helps the Broncos now, but for future years as these young players gained confidence and key experience that can NEVER be replaced. I’d like to personally thank Kuhn for reviving WMU Hockey after years of futility

  5. FYI- Braynt Molle is from Anchorage, AK NOT Penticton, BC.
    Paula you’ve got to do your homework before you write these blogs.

  6. I was hoping that Candace would pick against BU for the third straight game. I thought she would say 7-1 Wisconsin ;)

    As a BU Alum, let me say how impressed I was with BC’s tournament. Great game against UMD and one critical mistake against Wisconsin.

    Hockey East may not win this year but we have come a long way! GO BU!


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