Weekend picks: Oct. 27

I gained a couple more games on Nicole in our picks race. Last weekend, I went 22-3-3 (.839), while Nicole went 20-5-3 (.767). Maybe both of us should go to Vegas? On the year, I am 65-18-11 (.750), while Nicole is 57-26-11 (.664).

Friday, Oct. 27

Colgate at Clarkson
Candace: This would be an outstanding game to watch. Clarkson is at home, and the defending national champ for a reason. Clarkson 3-2
Nicole: There are so many good games to watch this weekend and this one is difficult to pick. I’m going to take Colgate since I’m high on the Raiders this year, but I think this game could come down to a single play. Colgate 3-2

Harvard at Princeton
Candace: Until the Crimson prove last year was an aberration, I like Princeton. Princeton 3-2
Nicole: I’ll take Princeton at home here. Princeton 3-1

Dartmouth at Quinnipiac
Candace: I just don’t think Dartmouth is very good. Quinnipiac 3-1
Nicole: Quinnipiac should win this one. Quinnipiac 3-0

Yale at Rensselaer
Candace: I don’t feel I have a handle on either of these teams, so I’ll go with home ice. Rensselaer 3-2
Nicole: The Bulldogs take this one. Yale 2-0

Cornell at St. Lawrence
Candace: St. Lawrence’s early-season mileage will be the difference. St. Lawrence 3-2
Nicole: It’s so hard to know how Cornell will hit the ice, but I think they can win this one. Cornell 4-2

Brown at Union
Candace: Home ice might get the Dutchwomen the win, but I’ll pick the Bears. Brown 3-2
Nicole: Union gets the win at home. Union 2-0

Friday-Saturday, Oct. 27-28

Vermont at Merrimack
Candace: I just don’t have a good handle on either team yet. Vermont 3-2, 3-2
Nicole: I’m picking a split. Merrimack 3-1, Vermont 4-2

Minnesota-Duluth at Bemidji State
Candace: Duluth has been struggling for a while now. Both games will be close. I’ll pick a split. Bemidji State 3-2, Minnesota-Duluth 3-2
Nicole: I think BSU rebounds at home this weekend and gets the win in game one. Bemidji State 3-2. Minnesota-Duluth 3-1

St. Cloud at Minnesota State
Candace: I’m going with experience for the visitors. St. Cloud State 3-2, 3-2
Nicole: I’m taking Mankato to sweep this one at home. Minnesota State 2-1, 2-0

Robert Morris at Penn State
Candace: I like the Colonials against any CHA team. Robert Morris 3-2, 3-1
Nicole: Robert Morris should sweep this one. Robert Morris 4-1, 4-2

Lindenwood at RIT
I’ll buck the trend and go with a home ice sweep. RIT 2-1, 2-1
I foresee a split. RIT 2-1, Lindenwood 3-2

Saturday, Oct. 28

Cornell at Clarkson
Candace: I’m going with Clarkson in a walk. Clarkson 4-2
Nicole: I can’t wait to know more about both of these teams after this weekend. In the meantime, I pick Clarkson at home. Clarkson 4-3

Dartmouth at Princeton
Candace: The Tigers get a good start on the year. Princeton 3-1
Nicole: Princeton wins. Princeton 3-0

Harvard at Quinnipiac
Candace: I’m going with home ice. Quinnipiac 2-1
Nicole: I’ll take the Crimson. Harvard 2-1

Brown at Rensselaer
Candace: The Engineers should have enough to take this. Rensselaer 3-2
Nicole: RPI at home. Rensselaer 1-0

Colgate at St. Lawrence
Candace: I think the Raiders offense is the difference. Colgate 3-1
Nicole: Colgate takes this . Colgate 3-1

Yale at Union
Candace: Yale is one of those ECAC teams I keep expecting more out of. Yale 3-1
Nicole: Yale wins. Yale 2-0

Boston College at Boston University
Candace: I think the Eagles start to pull away from Hockey East this weekend. Boston College 4-2
Nicole: Boston College shouldn’t have any issues winning this one. Boston College 4-2

Maine at New Hampshire
Candace: I like New Hampshire on home ice. New Hampshire 3-2
Nicole: The Black Bears take it. Maine 4-2

Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 28-29

Northeastern at Providence (home-and-home)
Candace: I like the Huskies in two close games. Northeastern 3-2, 3-2
Nicole: I think the home team wins in each leg of this home and home. Northeastern 3-1, Providence 2-1

Wisconsin at Minnesota
Candace: I’m not sure if the Gophers are fully over their funk. Wisconsin 3-2, 3-2
Nicole: No results would surprise me this weekend, but I’ll pick the Badgers to sweep as they seem to have the upper hand in this rivalry recently. Wisconsin 4-2, 3-2

Saturday, Oct. 28

Maine at Boston College
Candace: I’d have more confidence in this if the Eagles hadn’t tied Connecticut last weekend. Boston College 4-2
Nicole: Boston College wins. Boston College 5-3

Boston University at New Hampshire
Candace: Maybe the Terriers get untracked here, but there’s no percentage picking it. New Hampshire 3-2
Nicole: New Hampshire wins at home. New Hampshire 3-1