West picks: Dec. 15

Friday, Dec. 15

St. Scholastica at Wisconsin-River Falls
The Saints have won their last two games, outscoring the opposition 8-1, and Mark Whiteley leads the team with three goals and five assists. Seven others have scored at least two goals, and the Saints have depth at goaltending with all three netminders playing in at least three games. The Falcons have dropped three of four and are hoping to get back on track. Eddie Matushima and Peter Karavos both have four goals and 10 assists apiece. They have scored 32 goals as a team and have allowed 40. St. Scholastica, 4-2

Friday-Saturday, Dec. 15-16

Concordia at Wisconsin-Stout
The Blue Devils get to play this two-game series at home and come into it with momentum, winning their last two games. Mathias Ahman has come through with four goals and five assists. Hunter Anderson has done the same for a Blue Devils team that has racked up 29 goals in all. The Falcons have lost only twice in their last six games and look to close out the first half of the season on a high note. Dante Hahn leads the team with six goals and four assists. Jim Pearson has tallied two goals and eight assists. Concordia, 5-3, Wis.-Stout, 4-2

Saturday, Dec. 16

St. Scholastica at No. 11 Augsburg
The Saints face one of their biggest tests of the year and are facing a ranked opponent for the second time. A win would give them a lot of momentum heading into the holiday break. The Auggies are aiming to end a four-game losing streak. Nate Flynn and Drew Anderson are two of the best offensive threats in the game, tallying 14 and 12 points, respectively. Nate Schmit has been solid in goal, making 278 saves. Augsburg 5-2