ECAC Hockey picks: Dec. 9 – 13

Last time: 11-7

Overall: 33-27-2

For much of ECAC Hockey, this is the last weekend of games before the holiday break. All games start at 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

Friday, Dec. 9

Union at Brown

Union wasn’t at its sharpest last weekend, but still managed to score twelve goals en route to a road sweep of Princeton and Quinnipiac.  The Dutchmen shouldn’t have much problem with a Bears team that has struggled defensively this season. Union wins

Quinnipiac at Princeton        

The Bobcats own a 9-1-1 advantage in the last eleven meetings between these teams, and I don’t see that changing Friday.  Quinnipiac wins

Clarkson at St. Lawrence

This already heated rivalry game has a little more heat to it this year, as current St. Lawrence coach Mark Morris faces his former team for the first time. Both teams have been playing well lately; I’m giving the slight edge to the home team. St. Lawrence wins 

Rensselaer at Yale    

This might not be the Yale team of years past, but the Bulldogs should have enough to beat an RPI team that’s had a hard time getting wins. this season Yale wins                   

Saturday, Dec. 10

Rensselaer at Brown, 4 p.m.

It’s been a struggle for both of these teams, but RPI has at least showed an ability to score at time this season. Rensselaer wins

Princeton at Quinnipiac, 4 p.m.

The venue and start time may change from Friday, but I don’t think the result will. Quinnipiac wins

Union  at Yale

A young Bulldogs team might have trouble holding off the potent Dutchmen offense. Union wins

New Hampshire at Dartmouth, 7:05 p.m.

The Wildcats have been fairly steady lately, while Dartmouth has one win in the last month. New Hampshire wins

Tuesday, Dec. 13:

Massachusetts at Princeton 

Neither team has done a lot to inspire a lot of confidence thus far this season, but the Tigers have three wins in their last four games. Princeton wins

 Yale at Boston University, 7:05 p.m.

A win against the Terriers would be quite the upset for the Bulldogs, but I don’t see it happening. Boston University wins


  1. its amazing how in most sports if you get behind it’s such a different approach to your game and so hard to play from behind and catch up – only really great teams can do this


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