Last Week: 1-3

On the Season: 103-69-28 (.585)

I already previewed the four quarterfinal series in this week’s Atlantic Hockey Column, so let’s get right down to the picks.

AHA Quarterfinals – Best of Three Series
Friday, March 11, Saturday, March 12, and Sunday, March 13 (if necessary)

American International at RIT – The Tigers finished 0-2-1 and had an extra week to think about it, but I think home ice will help them shake off any rust. RIT in two.

Sacred Heart at Air Force – These teams have had some memorable meetings in the AHA playoffs the past few seasons, but I think this one will be all Falcons. Air Force in two.

Canisius at Holy Cross – I think this series is going to three games, with the home team prevailing. Holy Cross in three.

Mercyhurst at Connecticut – This is my upset special. I took the Lakers last weekend and it was the only pick I got right. They’re playing well at the right time. Mercyhurst in three.

Check back on Monday to see how I did.

  • Seth Dussault

    I picked a few weeks ago (the AIC radio guy), so I’ll pick again:

    AIC at RIT: RIT has been slumping, they’ve been away from competitive hockey for two weeks, and AIC has found its offense. That’s a recipe for disaster. AIC in 3.

    Sacred Heart at Air Force: Long trips are tough to win, and the Falcons have too much scoring punch. Air Force in 2.

    Canisius at Holy Cross: Even with the week off, the Crusaders are the hottest team in the AHA right now. They’ve been firing on all cylinders and I expect that to continue. Holy Cross in 2.

    Mercyhurst at UConn: In the playoffs, goaltending is what matters. I think Garret Bartus, who has a good chance at being a Second-Team All-Star in the AHA, will ultimately be the difference in the series. UConn in 3.

  • Cyanwinters

    I think it’s important to remember that all 3 of RIT’s last 3 games meant nothing to them, with the possible exception of senior night. They had already clinched 1st and with it the bye, they had nothing to play for. AIC found their offense against a mediocre team, not against Shane Madolora.

    RIT in 2 big ones.

  • sean

    i also picked weeks ago (the army fan) so like u ill pick again also

    AIC at RIT- true RIT has been slumping and true AIC has found offense but its one thing to beat army its another to beat RIT at home in the playoffs i think they will give them a challenge but still going with RIT in 3 however if AIC pulls it off it will be the upset of the century

    Sacred Heart at Air Force- agreed with the aic radio guy long trips are tough and considering this is a team that was at the bottom of the conference all season i dont see an upset here air force in 2

    Canisius at Holy Cross- tough call on this one holy cross is no doubt the hottest team in the AHA but canisius also has momentum after going on the road to rival niagra last week and winning 6-3 i dont have alot of confidence in the canisius goaltending so im going holy cross in 3

    Mercyhurst at UConn- another home team falls as mercyhurst goes to UConn and wins in 3 the big difference i see is goaltending plus mercyhurst is 3-1 against UConn this year and have outscored them 15-5 in those games