ECAC Hockey Picks: Feb. 12-13

Last time: 1-2-1

Overall:  14-20-7

There’s only one series scheduled in ECAC Hockey this weekend, as Clarkson announced a pause on all athletic activities following a rise in COVID-19 cases on campus. The university did not give a timeline for the pause, but said it would keep the campus and public apprised of the next steps. As a result, ECAC Hockey postponed the two games between Clarkson and St. Lawrence set for this weekend.  No makeup date has been announced.

This post has been updated to include Saturday’s St. Lawrence – Sacred Heart game which was added to the schedule on Thursday.


Quinnipiac at Colgate

Friday: 5 p.m.

Saturday: 4 p.m.

Colgate is 3-1-1 since the Bobcats shut them out in a two-game series sweep last month. The Raiders have only scored three times on the man advantage in conference play, but two of those goals have come during its current hot stretch. Colgate will have a tall task this weekend against a Bobcats penalty kill that has denied its opponents on nearly 93 percent of their power plays in conference games. Quinnipiac is a modest 2-2-1 over its last five games, but is coming off a weekend sweep of St. Lawrence. The Bobcats are the top team in the ECAC going down the stretch, but Colgate has moved past its early season struggles and is playing well lately. I’m picking a split.

Game 1: Colgate 2, Quinnipiac 1

Game 2: Quinnipiac 4, Colgate 2


St. Lawrence at Sacred Heart

Saturday 7:30 p.m.

The Saints wasted little time finding another opponents after Clarkson announced earlier this week that it was pausing all athletic activities for an undetermined amount of time. This is the first non-conference game of the year for St. Lawrence, who enters the weekend on a three-game losing streak, while Sacred Heart has lost two in a row. Neither team has scored a ton this season, but the Saints have been much better defensively and that should give them the edge on Saturday

St. Lawrence 3, Sacred heart 2