ECAC Hockey picks: Nov. 22-26

There’s a mix of league games and non-league games on the schedule this weekend and early next week in ECAC Hockey. All start at 7 p.m.

Last week: 8-3-1
Overall: 42-27-6

Last week: 7-4-1
Overall: 39-30-6

Friday, Nov. 22

Clarkson at Brown

Nate: The Bears have shown some flashes this year, while Clarkson enters the weekend with five wins in its last six games. Clarkson 4-2

Mark: The Golden Knights have won five of six. The Bears have lost three of four. Clarkson 4-3

Princeton at Colgate

Nate: Neither team has scored a lot of goals lately. Being at home should give the Raiders the edge in a low-scoring game. Colgate 2-1

Mark: The Tigers’ power play isn’t great, but it’s better than Colgate’s. Princeton 2-1

Quinnipiac at Cornell

Nate: The Bobcats ended a four-game losing streak with a four-point weekend at home last time out, but the undefeated Big Red are a formidable opponent. Cornell 4-1

Mark: The Big Red are a handful for anyone right now. Cornell 5-2

Harvard at Rensselaer

Nate: The Engineers have showed more offensive prowess compared to previous years, but Harvard has ten players averaging a point per game or better. Harvard 5-2

Mark: The Crimson remain unbeaten. Harvard 6-3

St. Lawrence at Yale

Nate: Both teams are struggling, but I’m going with the home team in a low-scoring matchup. Yale 2-1

Mark: The Bulldogs have scored 11 goals in six games. The Saints have 22 in 12 games. Yale 1-0

Saturday, Nov. 23

St. Lawrence at Brown

Nate: The Saints are 0-4 at home and 3-4-1 on the road. Despite that, I think the Bears have the ability to generate a little more offense. Brown 3-2

Mark: Bears have won only 30 of 90 games all-time against the Saints, but were 1-0-1 last season. Brown 3-2

Quinnipiac at Colgate

Nate: Defense has been an issue for Quinnipiac at times this season, but the Bobcats should be able to put up enough goals to get past the Raiders. Quinnipiac 4-2

Mark: The Bobcats beat the Raiders by a combined score of 11-0 last season. Quinnipiac 4-2

Princeton at Cornell

Nate: Princeton has struggled to score goals lately, while Cornell hasn’t given up more than two goals in any game this season. Cornell 5-1

Mark: Lynah Rink on a Saturday night. Advantage Big Red. Cornell 4-2

Clarkson at Yale

Nate: Yale looks to still be figuring things out in the early going, while Clarkson has been one of the top teams in the league. Clarkson 4-1

Mark: Golden Knights are scoring on 9.9 percent of their shots, 30th in the country. Yale’s shooting percentage is 58th at 5.7 percent. Clarkson 5-3

Rensselaer at Canisius

Nate: RPI is on a modest 3-2-1 streak, while Canisius has only won two games all season. Rensselaer 5-2

Mark: After routing the Golden Griffins at home a month ago, the Engineers do it on the road. RPI 4-0

Tuesday, Nov. 26

Brown at Bentley

Nate: Brown should be able to take advantage of the Falcons’ struggles on defense and special teams to come home with a midweek win. Brown 4-3

Mark: Bears make themselves right at home in their first visit to Bentley Arena. Brown 4-1

Yale at Boston College

Nate: Talk about two teams heading in opposite directions – Boston College has won five in a row, while Yale has lost five in a row. Boston College 6-1

Mark: Third game in five nights for both teams, so the pace might be a bit slower than usual. Boston College 5-2