ECAC Hockey picks: Nov. 18-22

Well this week we have a busy schedule as we had into Thanksgiving. There’s a healthy dose of conference games with some juicy non conference games mixed in.

Last time picking: 7-3-2.

All games are at 7 or 7:05 p.m. starts unless otherwise noted.

Friday, Nov. 18

Brown at Clarkson

Clarkson bounced back this past weekend as they swept Union and RPI. Brown is scoming off of their first victory over Colgate. The Golden Knights continue to roll as they notched the victory.

Princeton at Colgate

Princeton is still looking for their first win of the season. Colgate has had some good games, but also have had some games they like to forget. Princeton picks up their first victory of the season.

Quinnipiac at Cornell

I am intrigued by this game. The Bobcats are riding high defeating Dartmouth and Harvard while Cornell is playing their first home game of the year. This should be a close and exciting game. I see the Bobcats coming out on top.

Yale at St. Lawrence

Another intriguing game on this week’s schedule. St. Lawrence has been playing pretty good hockey while Yale is struggling defensively. Right now Kyle Hayton is playing some good hockey and will lead the Saints to victory.

Boston College at Harvard

What a non-conference game we have here. BC is one of the hottest teams in the country while Harvard looks like one of the teams to beat in the ECAC. I think Harvard controls BC speed and the Crimson takes it in a close game.

Ohio State at RPI

It will be a tough weekend series for the Engineers as Ohio State is playing some decent hockey. The Buckeyes are solid on the road also with a 4-0-2 on the season. I believe RPI’s losing streak continues Friday night with the Buckeyes victory.

Saturday, Nov. 19

Quinnipiac at Colgate, 4:05 p.m.

Colgate has been playing well recently against ranked opponents so this could be a trap game for the Bobcats. I think the Raiders will hang with the Bobcats for a bit. At the end of the day, the Bobcats take the game game.

Yale at Clarkson

You can pick either team in this game and you wouldn’t get an argument out of me. Clarkson is getting good play out of their younger players I think Clarkson’s penalty kill may come to haunt them in this game. Yale offense carries the team to a victory in a high scoring affair.

Princeton at Cornell

I think the Big Red bounce back Saturday night with Princeton in town. Both teams have struggled to score so far this season and expecting a low scoring affair. Cornell squeaks out a victory.

Brown at St. Lawrence

The Brown Bears will need to put up more than 1.83 goals per game to defeat the Saints. In conference that number is up to 2.75 which is better, but still give up 3.75 goals in conference. St. Lawrence is only allowing .75 goals a game in conference. Defense carries St. Lawrence for the victory.

Ohio State at RPI

In the second game of the weekend between these two teams. Goaltending will need to come through for the Engineers if they want to steal one of these two games. Allowing 3.55 goals a game won’t cut it. Especially against a team that has eight players with ten or more points. Ohio State sweeps.

Tuesday, Nov. 22

Harvard at Boston University

The Crimson’s mini Beanpot Tour continues against the Terriers. This should be another close game. While the Terries have struggled to expectations early on, they haven’t yet lost at home. I have the Terriers in this one.

RPI at New Hampshire

Another ECAC vs. Hockey East tilt. I think the Engineers are looking forward to it as the Wildcats are also struggling. I believe Evan Tironese and Riley Bourbonnais come up big for the Engineers on Tuesday. RPI picks up their first road win of the season.