Weekend picks: Oct. 13

Well, my lead on Nicole evaporated last week. I went 15-4-4, while Nicole went 16-3-4. On the year, we are both 27-8-7.

We’ve got some interesting series, so since we’ve reset our picks race, let’s get to it.

Friday-Saturday, Oct. 13-14

Mercyhurst at Lindenwood
Candace: Lindenwood might make it hard, but I expect Mercyhurst to come away with a sweep, especially after the tie with St. Lawrence. Mercyhurst 3-1, 3-1
Nicole: The Lakers should sweep this series. Mercyhurst 3-1, 4-1

Minnesota at Bemidji State
Candace: Minnesota can’t keep losing, can they? Minnesota 3-2, 3-1
Nicole: I have no idea what to pick here after last week, so I’ll call a split. Minnesota 3-1, Bemidji State 2-1

Minnesota Duluth at Ohio State
Candace: I really like what I’m hearing and seeing from the Buckeyes, but I also thought Duluth outplayed BC for parts of each game, especially in the first period. Ohio State 3-2, Minnesota Duluth 3-2
Nicole: OSU is home and brimming with confidence but I think UMD can hold them off once. A split. Ohio State 4-2, Minnesota Duluth 3-2

St. Lawrence at Merrimack
Candace: I like the Saints to get a sweep here, though I expect to close, hard-fought games. St. Lawrence 3-2, 2-1
Nicole: I think we’re going to learn a lot about these two teams based on how this weekend plays out. For now, I’ll pick a split. Merrimack 2-0, St. Lawrence 2-1

Robert Morris at Maine
Candace: I don’t have a good handle on either team, but I think Robert Morris is deeper. Robert Morris 2-1, 2-1
Nicole: Another split. Maine 2-1, Robert Morris 1-0

Clarkson at Penn State
Candace: Penn State may make one game close, but the Golden Knights should sweep. Clarkson 3-2, 4-1
Nicole: I have to think Clarkson sweeps, but would be unsurprised if Penn State is able to sneak some points. Clarkson 3-1, 4-2

Vermont at Quinnipiac
Candace: I don’t know too much about the Catamounts, but the Bobcats haven’t impressed the last two weeks. Vermont 2-1, 2-1
Nicole: These could be some fun games. I’ll call a split. Quinnipiac 2-1, Vermont 3-2

Rensselaer at RIT
Candace: RIT looked decent against Holy Cross, but I’m going with RPI. Rensselaer 2-1, 2-1
Nicole: RIT sweeps at home. RIT 2-0, 1-0

Providence at Syracuse
Candace: This should be a split, but I’m really not sure of who wins which game. Providence 3-2, Syracuse 3-2
Nicole: I think Syracuse takes one of these at home. Providence 2-0, Syracuse 2-0

Union at Connecticut
Candace: I think Union will get a win soon, but I think Connecticut builds some confidence here. Connecticut 2-1, 2-1
Nicole: I’m pulling for Union to get a win here. Union 2-1, Connecticut 1-0


Holy Cross at New Hampshire
Candace: I want to pick my alma mater, but they just didn’t show me enough last week against RIT. New Hampshire 4-2
Nicole: This should be UNH’s game. New Hampshire 3-1

Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 14-15

Northeastern at Colgate
Candace: If I could watch one series this weekend, this would be it. Colgate 3-1, 3-1
Nicole: This should be a fun series to watch and give us a good gauge on both teams. I’ll call a split in some high-scoring games. Northeastern 5-3, Colgate 4-3

Tuesday, Oct. 17

Quinnipiac at Boston College
Candace: I like the Eagles in this one, especially their speedy and skilled forwards. Boston College 4-1
Nicole: Should be BC’s game. Boston College 4-2