Final picks: March 19

To paraphrase the announcer from the 1992 film “A League Of Their Own” prior to the championship game at the end of the movie:

Saturday night in Plattsburgh, one team will leave the rink Division III women’s champions and one team will just leave the rink.

Top-ranked Plattsburgh, coming off a 5-3 win Friday over Middlebury, will play for the championship on home ice against Wisconsin-River Falls, which bounced Elmira 4-3 in overtime last night.

So what gives Saturday night? Does Plattsburgh prove to be too much of a force? Or does River Falls ride the momentum and pull off the upset?

Candace and Matt are here for the final pick of the season.

Wis.-River Falls at Plattsburgh
Candace: This is still Plattsburgh’s to lose to me. I like the Cardinals in a tight one. Plattsburgh 3-1
Matt: Boy, this is not easy and precisely the reason I don’t gamble. Both teams are offensive juggernauts, that’s for sure, but like I have said all season, I really believe this is Plattsburgh’s time to three-peat. I really believe that. Not taking anything away from River Falls, which will make it close, but I’ll say Plattsburgh with a 4-2 win on a late empty-net goal.

Elmira versus Middlebury
Candace: This will be a tight game as well, but I’m favoring Elmira. Elmira 3-1