Last Week: 13-3
On the Season: 24-6-1 (.790)
This Week’s Picks:
Friday, October 21
Union at Niagara – For only the third time this season, an AHA team hosts a non-conference game. But I still think No. 12 Union get the win. Union 4, Niagara 2.
Saturday, October 22
Holy Cross at Boston University – The teams haven’t met in three years, with BU pulling out a close one back in 2008. I think the No. 7 Terriers have too many weapons. BU 4, Holy Cross 1
Army vs. Colgate - This is a neutral site game played in Hyannis, Mass. and known as the Cape Code Collegiate Classic. The Raiders won 3-1 last season and are a stronger team this year. Colgate 5, Army 2.
Union at RIT - The Tigers are coming off the highs and lows of a wild win against St. Lawrence and an upset at the hands of Canisius. Union at RIT were big rivals in their Division III days, but the Dutchmmen have dominated games played between the two teams at the D-I level. Union 5, RIT 3.
Connecticut at Merrimack – Another ranked opponent lies in wait for an AHA team. The Huskies beat Mass-Lowell this week but I think they’ll be outgunned by the No. 13 Warriors. Merrimack 3, UConn 1.
Friday October 21 and Saturday October 22
American International at Clarkson - Clarkson had an easy time with Sacred Heart last weekend. I have a feeling AIC will be a little more competitive, but I still like the Knights to sweep Clarkson 3, AIC 2; Clarkson 4, AIC 2.
Quinnipiac at Robert Morris – The Bobcats have been ripping through the AHA, but I think Robert Morris wins at least one of these games. I’m thinking Saturday. Quinnipac 3, RMU3; RMU 5, Quinnipac 4.
Air Force at Alabama Huntsville – These former CHA foes used to play 4-5 a year, but they haven’t met in five years, since the Falcons left the CHA for Atlantic Hockey. Although Air Force is only 3-21-1 all time against the Chargers in Huntsville, I’m picking the Falcons to sweep. Air Force 3, UAH 2; Air Force 4, UAH 1
Tuesday, October 25
Bentley at Sacred Heart – Sacred Heart is a tough team to beat at home, but the Pioneers are struggling so far. Bentley 4, Sacred Heart 2.