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Well, I finished the first half strong, going 8-2-1 (.772). Overall on the season, I am 72-29-13 (.688). Almost all of the top teams are in action this weekend, so let’s get right back to it.

Friday-Saturday, January 7-8

Syracuse at Mercyhurst: Syracuse has scored some decent wins this year, showing signs that they may be ready to start challenging better teams on a more regular basis. However, Mercyhurst is simply too strong, and after a tough loss against Wisconsin last week, I expect the Lakers to come out firing. Mercyhurst 5-2, 5-1

Wisconsin at Ohio State: The Badgers erupted for 14 goals last weekend, including seven against Mercyhurst. It looks more and more like the Badgers are the team to beat this year. Ohio State is a good squad, but they don’t have the guns to hang with Wisconsin for 60 minutes. Wisconsin 4-2, 5-2

Minnesota State at Minnesota: It used to be that the Gophers only had to worry about Duluth in the battle for top squad in Minnesota. The Mavericks however, have shown great signs of improvement, including a win against North Dakota and a one-goal loss to Wisconsin and a one-goal loss earlier in the year to the Gophers. I expect this to be a battle, but the Gophers should sweep. Minnesota 2-1, 3-1

North Dakota at Vermont: On paper, this is a mismatch. The Sioux, led by the Lamoureux twins, have way too much firepower, and Vermont has struggled all season. The Catamounts will probably play the Sioux tough, and one tie is possible, but I’m calling a Sioux sweep. North Dakota 3-1, 3-2

Friday, January 7
Quinnipiac at St. Lawrence: The rising new star meets one of the old establishment in this game. The Bobcats are led by freshman Kelly Babstock, one of the leading scorers in the country. St. Lawrence scored a surprise upset of Mercyhurst right before the break. This is a tossup, but I’m going with the Bobcats. Quinnipiac 3-2

Cornell at Yale: The Big Red are the team to beat in the ECAC, and so far are undefeated in conference play. That is unlikely to change this weekend. Cornell 4-1

Saturday, January 8
Boston College at Maine: The Eagles were just stunned by Princeton on New Year’s eve, getting shut out, but they rebounded to beat Yale. BC is undefeated in Hockey East, and I expect them to start the second half strong. Boston College 4-2

Sunday, January 9
Providence at Boston University: The Terriers need to start with a bang to keep pace with arch-rival Boston College. Providence is looking to get untracked against the better schools. These teams played twice earlier in the year, with one tie and a BU win. I’m going with the Terriers on home ice. Boston University 4-2

  • Hey, it’s easy to get a lot of these stats confused..heck WMU has had including tonight 10 ties, 5 being shoot-outs they won on the road, Kuhn is posting a 1.99 overall and 1.92 in conference and is 1.42 in regulation and 1.85 if you include shootouts..since December.

    • Fight on Western!

      Why can’t we ever get a recap of a WMU game? They haven’t lost in 14 games and just came back in Oxford to win tonight. The Broncos are legit!

      • get a clue

        actually its a tie officially…must be a west coast michigan thing…keep celebrating ties…one day you might be relevant again….

  • laughable

    someone needs to get over herself lol….your pathetic rant is again filled with mistakes, but we all have become acustome to that…keep up your bad work.

  • sean

    ok i did this once before and didnt fare to badly so ill try it again

    RPI@RIT -the tiger has woken up from the early season slump and with madalora in goal r even better and with RPI not exactly being a top team this year im going with (and as an army fan i hate to do this) RIT 5-2 and thats pushing it with RPI’s inability to score goals

    Brown@Holy Cross-after witnessing an unbelievable tie game against army and then getting shut out against AIC i agree i dont think brown finds a win here 2-1 holy cross

    Clarkson@Holy Cross-also agreed holy cross settles for a split with the ecac but im going 4-2 clarkson                                                                                               

    Army@Robert Morris-as much as it pains me to do this i dont see much luck for army this weekend the first game i can see a 2-2 tie but the second i predict a 3-1 robert morris victory (trying not to be biased)

    Niagara@Sacred Heart-with niagara not having a great season and with alot of low scoring/close games they’ve lost and with alot of momentum/uplift sacred hearts shocking win over #8 yale(and thats putting it lightly)gave them i can see sacred heart taking the first game 2-1 but niagara rebounds in the second for a 3-1 win

    UCONN@Air Force-well first off UCONN sucks on the road and Air Force is undefeated at home so far this season and i can see that trend continuing but only for the first game Air Force wins the first game 4-3 and UCONN winning the second 3-2

    Mercyhurst@Wisconsin-with mercyhurst leading the AHA and Wisconsin being middle of the pack in the WCHA and having 1 win in its last 6 games i can see a split here first game 4-3 mercyhurst then 3-2 wisconsin

    Canisius@AIC-with AIC coming off an impressive 3-0 shutout of brown and surprisingly high in the standings for them and actually their last 2 wins have been shutouts and Canisus not exactly doing a whole lot this year nd not winning since november 6th im going out on a limb here and seeing an AIC sweep of 2-1 nd 3-1
    –hopefully i can beat u—sean the army fan