Last week: 4-4-1
On the season: 52-29-16 (.619)
This Week’s Picks:
Friday, Dec. 7 and Saturday, Dec. 8:
Air Force at Bentley – The Battle of the Falcons is a tough one to pick. I’m going with a split. Bentley has done better the second night of a series so far, so that’s the order I’ll choose. Air Force wins Friday; Bentley Saturday.
American International at Mercyhurst – The Yellow Jackets can certainly steal a point or two, but the Lakers are on home ice for the first time this season, and I think that will ultimately carry them. Mercyhurst sweeps.
Sacred Heart at Rochester Institute of Technology – It wasn’t that long ago that battles between these teams were for first place . Now both are trying to avoid the basement. RIT is usually unstoppable at home, but is looking for its first win in the friendly confines this season. I think the Tigers right the ship, at least temporarily. RIT sweeps.
Penn State at Holy Cross – The Nittany Lions (I liked “Icers” better) have done well against AHA competition so far, but I think Holy Cross will rebound from its struggles of last weekend. Holy Cross sweeps.
Robert Morris vs. Ohio State – Friday’s game is in Columbus and then the action shifts to Moon Township on Saturday. Both teams are coming off good weekends but the Buckeyes have a little more depth. Ohio State sweeps.
Tuesday Dec. 11:
Army at Merrimack – Army is a pleasant surprise this season and Merrimack is struggling a bit, but I think the Warriors will prevail on home ice. Merrimack wins.
Wednesday, Dec. 12
RIT at Niagara – The Tigers have never beaten the Purple Eagles at Dwyer Arena (or, as it’s affectionately know to opponents, “Dwyer we here arena.”). I don’t see that trend changing. especially looking at the teams respective records so far this season. Niagara wins.
Feel free to post your picks in the comments and follow me on Twitter at @chrislerch for updates throughout the weekend.