Picking the WCHA: Dec. 28-31

It is tournament time for several teams in the WCHA. Michigan Tech looks like a favorite for the GLI. Minnesota State looks like a favorite for the Mariucci Classic. Lake Superior could make a name for themselves at the TD Bank Catamount Cup.Daver last week: 4-2-2Jack last week: 4-2-2Daver this season: 47-26-8Jack this season: 60-37-11TD Bank Catamount CupThis is a tough road trip for Lake Superior as they head out east to face a pair of non-conference opponents. The Lakers have struggled in non-conference games since sweeping Merrimack early in the season.Jack: LSSU loses to Providence Saturday, 4-2, LSSU beats Vermont Sunday, 4-3Daver: LSSU loses to Providence Saturday, 5-1, LSSU loses to Vermont Sunday, 2-1 Mariucci ClassicThe Minnesota state schools in the WCHA have both looked very strong at various points this season. The No. 2 Mavericks are looking to shake off a road loss to Northern Michigan two weeks ago.The Beavers sit second in the WCHA, and have traditionally played well against other Minnesota schools in non-conference action.Jack: SaturdayBemidji State 4, Minnesota 3Minnesota State 5, St. Cloud 2SundayMinnesota 3, St Cloud 1Minnesota State 5, Bemidji State 3Daver: SaturdayBemidji State 5, Minnesota 1Minnesota State 4, St. Cloud 3SundaySt Cloud 2, Minnesota 1Minnesota State 6, Bemidji State 3 Great Lakes InvitationalIf there was a year where Michigan Tech enters the GLI as a favorite, this might be the year. The Huskies are 7-2-1 in their last 10 games with losses coming to Alaska on the road and No. 4 Clarkson at home in a game they led 2-0.Ferris State is looking for a good showing to use as a springboard into their second half, given that their next two series are against Bemidji State and Minnesota State.Jack: MondayMichigan Tech 3, Michigan State 1Michigan 3, Ferris State 2TuesdayFerris 3, Michigan State 2Michigan Tech 5, Michigan 4Daver: MondayMichigan Tech 4, Michigan State 1Michigan 3, Ferris State 1TuesdayMichigan State 3, Ferris State 1Michigan Tech 5, Michigan 2 Miami at No. 11 Bowling GreenBoth of the Falcons losses in their last four series have come against Lake Superior. In that stretch, they have swept Notre Dame and took five of six points from Alabama-Huntsville. They defeated Miami 7-4 in head coach Ty Eigner’s debut to open the season and look confident that they could do so again.Jack: BGSU wins 6-3Daver: BGSU wins 4-1