Jan. 19-21 picks

Last time: 8-3-1

Overall: 41-17-3

All games are either 7 or 7:05 p.m. starts.

Thursday, Jan. 19

RPI vs. Union, in Albany, N.Y.

The Mayor’s Cup will be on the line as the rivals face each other in a non-conference contest. Will it be the second straight weekend RPI upsets a top ten team? With it being a rivalry game, I expect them to play hard, but Union is also coming off a very good weekend. Dutchmen win.

Friday, Jan. 20

St. Lawrence at Colgate

We will see how good the Saints are if they continue to put up wins with the rash of injuries they have suffered in the past two weeks. Colgate hasn’t won a game since early December. I think St. Lawrence still has the depth advantage over Colgate. Saints win.

Clarkson at Cornell

This a big game for both teams. Each have 13 points which is a tie for fifth in the ECAC standings. The game maybe more important to the Golden Knights as the Big Red have two games in hand. It should be a close game. Cornell wins.

Yale at Dartmouth

Both teams have played well at times. The Big Green have defended home ice very well this season. The Bulldogs are 3-1-1 in the second half of the season Yale. Dartmouth already had a tough game this week so their legs may not be as fresh. Bulldogs win.

Brown at Harvard

If Ted Donato could he could probably would press the reset button on the past week. Harvard is currently on a three game losing streak. That probably gives Brown some confidence going into the game. I think Harvard’s talent is the difference. Crimson win.

Saturday, Jan. 21

Clarkson at Colgate

If Colgate wants to win this game, they will have to keep this to a low scoring contest. Clarkson is averaging 3.26 goals and game while the Raiders allow 3.33 goals per game. Both teams struggle on the penalty kill. The Golden Knights also like playing on the road as they are 6-4-1 coming into the weekend. The Golden Knights win.

St. Lawrence at Cornell

This could be the game of the weekend in the ECAC. As mentioned both teams are playing very good hockey right now. This may be the game where the injuries come back and bite the Saints. The Big Red takes the win.

Brown at Dartmouth

If the Bears wants to stop their four game losing streak coming into the weekend, this may be their best chance. They have a tough schedule for the next few weeks.  Dartmouth has been getting contributions from everyone on the roster this season so Brown can’t just stop one line or player. I don’t see Dartmouth getting swept at home. The Big Green wins.

Yale at Harvard

For Harvard to get on back on track I am sure they wished they didn’t have a rivalry game this weekend. It should a playoff atmosphere. The Crimson should treat it like a playoff game if they want to keep pace with top three in the ECAC. I expect the Bulldogs to keep their game simple in hostile territory. I expect Yale to give Harvard fits, but I don’t see an upset. Harvard wins a close one.

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