Weekend pick: Dec. 30 (GLI final)

Check out the rest of the weekend picks here; they were published yesterday.

Friday, Dec. 30

Western Michigan vs. Michigan Tech
Candace: The Broncos looked impressive against Michigan State, and should become the second NCHC team to take home some hardware after CC won in Florida. Western Michigan 3-1
Matthew: Candace said before WMU’s win over Michigan State that she likes the Broncos to win the GLI. She has no argument from me. Western Michigan 3-1


  1. All credit to Sullivan for making good on his promise to get it all out on the table despite the “my dog ate it” excuse! Now for the fun! The prediction here is that he’s half right. Yale and Cornell. On the other hand, Colgate and Harvard get my vote to both upset, despite the fact that neither has the better team, at least by any measure I can think of. What they both have are very annoying coaches who recognize their teams’ fundamental limitations and have their teams’ attention. And so they have both had their teams perfecting defensive trap play. Union players said they understood all that and would dump and out skate. They couldn’t in that third period — it was a shocking display. Harvard let it slip, but not by much. Whatever happens, this is sport that deserves national television in my book!

  2. St. Lawrence always plays Yale tough, and tonight will be a tight one. Colgate really showed a lot last night winning at Union. Wish I could have seen the Quinny Cornell game!

    In advance of RIGHTY the North Dakota troll posting (assume Righty is the hand he uses while wearing his man child TJ Oshie jersey), bottom line about the ECAC — two of the four top teams in the country came from the conference as chosen by people in the business.

    • I was at the Quinny Cornell game. The refs ruined it calling every last little thing to stop play, making people switch out on every faceoff and ruining a generally good game. Seriously the first period took 50 minutes. You were lucky not to see it.

      • To Css228…But if you ask Paul Stewart like i have this year why the officials are so inconsisten with the calls, he will tell anyone that they have no respect for the game..you think the cornell-Qpac game was bad, you should have seen the Yale-St. Lawrence Game Saturday and Sunday night…2 Saints players hit from behind, one of which was put out for the rest of the season and no call…

        • @ Wainwrightd – Well theres blatantly missed calls and then theres making a period last almost an hour. Also a potential goal was never reviewed because the ECAC never set up the video equipment. I just learned that today. That just might be the most egregious thing I’ve heard about ECAC officiating. Not having video review equipment ready for a playoff game. Game 2 was just a display in officiating incompetence

    • And those to teams lost to cellar dwellers this weekend. They won’t be top 4 after this weekend. Who know they may not even make it out of the first round of the EZAC playoff

  3. Predictions for tonights results
    Cornell starts Garman. Wins a one goal game with multiple overtimes (CU 2-1)
    SLU tops Yale for a major upset (SLU 3-1)
    Union loses shockingly to Colgate (Colgate 4-3)
    Dartmouth sends Haahvahd back to Bahstan (Dartmouth 2-0)
    And my final prediction
    Most of these predictions will be wrong. Very wrong.

  4. Well, Dartmouth is a bit more disciplined than I thought they might be — barely, but good for them! Congratulations to Yale, Colgate and Cornell. It just keeps getting “funner” in this great league whose teams entertain us better than anyone in that other sport being played this time of year! Union, don’t despair, you will go deep, I think, once you regroup.

  5. Am I reading the scores right? Colgate beats Union in OT? Who’da thunk! The Red Raider goalie must have had a whale of a game. Whose next for the Cinderella Raiders? In another shocker, can they pull down Yale? Not likely but they’re playing their hearts out. Gotta luv’em.

    • Well Mihalik did give up 3 goals but he did face 34 shots. That said it wasn’t even the best performance by a goalie on the night (That would be Mike Garman’s 37/39 to help the Ithacans escape Lynah). Still Mihalik had a hell of a series.

    • I think Colgat ecould beat Yale..Yale’s performance Sunday night was so poor…Diving and falling down after a clean check and they got the calls all night long…Unclassy for a team that has won nothing yet..

    • I saw Yale and Colgate in the last reg. season game in New Haven….Colgate was excellent…..I thought Yale played a good game and Colgate was deservingly even all night long….I doubt Yale wants to play a consulation on Sat. heading into the NCAA’s….and I’m sure Colgate feels pretty good about themselves….should be a great game..Congrats to all 4 teams in NJ

      • i was at that game too, it was a great one, and quite shocking for a raider fan. We thought it would be 6-0 after the first (jk) im sure u spotted us though, being the only raider fans there

    • We Yale fans hope so. It’s been a very, very rocky 2011. And we’re not discounting Colgate. They were the first team to give us anything but a W on home ice.

      • ur talking about having a rocky season us raiders have had it worst. We only won 3 games all against atlantic hockey, until february when we finally beat an ecac team. You yale guys have had an awesome smooth sailing season

  6. If i was a Yale fan, i would be disgusted with the way they played Saturday and Sunday night…Head hunters is all they are…If the physical play get’s taken to them, they head hunt…Put a player into the boards from behind and end his season, then turn around and hit another player from behind…Not to mention that it is pretty sad that when your player is bumped, he goes down like he was shot…Ivy League slouches that have won nothing yet…

    • What I saw over the series was pretty clear…SL played a good opener on Fri. I thought Yale had the over-all better of the play, but, weren’t crisp finishing ( credit to SL ) On Sat SL tried to get overly physical and ended up running around the def. end ….Yale basically kicked their butts…..On Sun. Yale beat SL in every zone….Basically I didnt see anything from SL on the offensive side that was sustaining in any of the 3 games…SL played the physical card, which was all they had in their hand…it wasn’t enough…the better team won the series…….

  7. LOL, Northeastern “may” be the hottest team?  They have the longest win streak in the nation.  I mean honestly you are scared to make a statement that obvious?

  8. Another puff piece..nothign here that anyone who follows the league doesn’t already know..good grief how about a hard-hitting piece on some real topics…

    • This, in general, is a recap of what happened this weekend. I would say the average fan doesn’t know all of what was in here. If you have ideas for topics, please send them along. Would love to hear them. You can always email me directly at [email protected].

  9. Was at the UML/NU game; Bazin blew it. He didn’t even wait until he has possession to pull his goalie…Lowell lost the faceoff and lost the game. There is a difference between being gutsy and being stupid.

    I understand if Lowell had nothing to play for but being right in the thick of things I found the move silly. 

    They didn’t even need to pull the goalie they had no problems moving the pucj on the pp in that game.

  10. Can you explain to me what embellishment is ? Did anybody watch Maine/BU game on Saturday night ? Is coach Whitehead for Maine teaching acting lessons ? Don’t think so. Did Brian Flynn really deserve a game misconduct ? Don think so. The officiating in Hockey East is brutal !!! If the officials have a beef with a coach or a school so be it, but don’t take it out on the kids.


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