Weekend picks: Jan. 26

At one point last weekend, I thought Matthew and I might finish perfect, but Saturday was cruel to those hopes. Instead, we finished a middling 4-3. On the year, I am 75-44-17 while Matthew is 74-45-17.

Friday-Saturday, Jan. 26-27

Miami at Colorado College
Candace: Both of these teams have been struggling of late and could use some positive results. Of course, that means a split is likely. Miami 3-2, Colorado College 3-2
Matthew: With a brutal remaining schedule, Miami needs to get results this weekend. I don’t think a road sweep is likely, though. Miami 5-2, Colorado College 4-3

No. 5 St. Cloud State at No. 9 Minnesota Duluth
Candace: Duluth has been the hottest team in the country of late. St. Cloud has been struggling to find its first-half form. I’m not sure of this, but I think I’ll pick Duluth to sweep and hope I get one win right. Minnesota Duluth 4-2, 3-2
Matthew: SCSU has lost two of its last three, but I’m not particularly worried about the Huskies and I think they’ll get something here. St. Cloud State 3-1, Minnesota Duluth 3-2

No. 4 Denver at No. 11 North Dakota
Candace: These two split in Denver back in November, and that result seems likely again. Denver 3-2, North Dakota 2-1
Matthew: UND will look to bounce back after getting swept last weekend at UMD, but I think Denver will end up salvaging a 2-2 split for the teams’ season series. Denver 3-2, North Dakota 3-2

No. 12 Western Michigan at No. 19 Omaha
Candace: Omaha looked porous last weekend, but Western wasn’t much better. Western swept this series at home back in November. However, Western is not a good road team; the Broncos are 3-6 on the year, though admittedly 2-1 on the road in the second half. Still, it’s likely a split, but who knows which night. Omaha 5-4, Western Michigan 4-3
Matthew: Omaha’s team defense has been an issue all year, but I look at this series slightly different now with the news that Western’s top scorer, Wade Allison, is out for the season. Split. Omaha 4-3, Western Michigan 3-2

2 COMMENTS

  1. It’s amazing what teams can do when they play a top 4 team
    particularly in the second half of the season. The 2 games to watch this
    weekend are definitely UND vs UW and Mercyhurst vs BC. I’m really hoping for at
    least a split from the Sioux. They were able to keep the lead close with
    Minnesota so they should be confident they have a chance with the Badgers.

    As for BC, I’m not making a call. I think the Eagles will
    really prove this weekend whether they have the consistency a number 2 team
    should have or not. If they use the win over Cornell in their favor to be
    calmed and play smart they should be able to sweep. If they use it to underplay
    the Lakers, well… a split might be in the books.

    Northeastern can win this weekend if they want to but the
    question is do they want to? Start from net, ok performance by the Huskies in
    the past few games. Move out on the line up and well they just proved they can
    score against BU, then why wait so late in the game to actually go out and
    play?

    One more thing, you said see photo at left but I don’t see
    any pictures. Is there a link to click on?

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