Championship game picks, March 18

Well, it’s been a weird season in the WCHA but we’re now down to the two finalists who everybody thought would be here before the season started. Of course, the season didn’t exactly play out that way — both Tech and BG struggled out the gate before finding their footing in time to make playoff runs at the end of the season.

The new WCHA format has made both teams play some extra games to get here, but it should be quite the doozy from a packed house in Houghton, Mich. One team goes to the NCAA tournament and another goes home. Here’s our picks:

Jack: I’m torn about this one. On the one hand, the Falcons are on a roll right now. On the other, the Huskies will have the full force of the craziness of MacInnes Arena behind it. Bowling Green is looking for its first NCAA tournament appearance since 1990, but my gut tells me they’re going to have to wait another year. Huskies 4-2

Sean: The Falcons are clicking at the right time and goalie Chris Nell is arguably the turnaround player of the year after a rough start to the season. Michigan Tech will have home ice behind them, but a low scoring game will end in Bowling Green’s favor. Falcons 2-1