Frozen Faceoff Final Picks: March 18

Matthew and I went 1-1 (.500) in the semifinals of the Frozen Faceoff. Let’s see if we do any better today. In the playoffs, I’m 9-2 (.818) while Matthew is 8-3 (.727), while on the year I am 105-59-24 (.622) while he is 86-78-24 (.521)

Saturday, March 18

Denver vs. Western Michigan
Candace: I expect we’ll see more offense from the Pioneers than last night, but neither team really has a lot to play for. Denver 3-2
Matthew: Getting out of this game healthy will be important for both of these teams, but they’ll both want to make better cases for better NCAA tournament seeds. I think Denver beats the Broncos to finish third on the weekend. Denver 4-2

Minnesota Duluth vs North Dakota
Candace: Both teams looked very impressive last night, and both have a lot to play for. I’m going with Duluth’s senior leaders to make the difference. Minnesota Duluth 3-2
Matthew: UND snapped Denver’s impressive win streak, but I don’t know if the Fighting Hawks keep it going Saturday. I’ll take Duluth in a close game. Minnesota Duluth 3-2