It was a great weekend last week. At the same time that Arlan paid up for the six pack I won for winning last season’s picks, I got enough games right that I passed Arlan for the season. Last weekend, I went 17-5-3 (.711) to bring my season total to  78-37-14 (.658), while Arlan went 15-7-3 (.687) to move to 77-38-14 (.651). Let’s see what’s on tap for the weekend.

Friday, Nov. 23

Cornell at Dartmouth
Candace: Dartmouth gave Cornell fits last year, but the Big Green aren’t as strong. Cornell 4-1
Arlan: Big Red’s goaltending situation is an unknown, but Dartmouth has been a bit iffy defensively. Cornell 5-3

Boston College at Quinnipiac
Candace: BC appears to be in a groove again. Boston College 4-1
Arlan: The Bobcats have been much better at home; don’t know what to expect from them on neutral ice. Boston College 6-3

Providence at Brown
Candace: I picked Brown to sweep last weekend and the Bears scored a single goal. Won’t make that mistake again. Providence 3-0
Arlan: The Friars have slowed a bit, but it’s tough to pick a team that doesn’t score. Providence 2-0

Friday-Saturday, Nov. 23-24

Minnesota-Duluth at North Dakota
Candace: North Dakota doesn’t usually do sweeps, but Minnesota-Duluth is a step below its usual level. North Dakota 4-3, 3-2
Arlan: Both UND and UMD look to be as healthy as they’ve been so far. North Dakota 2-1, 3-2

St. Cloud at Wisconsin
Candace: I see Wisconsin trending upward. Wisconsin 4-1, 5-1
Arlan: The Huskies didn’t show much versus the Bulldogs last weekend. Wisconsin 3-0, 5-1

Ohio State at Princeton
Candace: OSU has too many guns. Ohio State 5-1, 4-1
Arlan: Princeton is in the bottom third in both offense and defense. Ohio State 3-2, 4-2

Saturday, Nov. 24

Cornell at Harvard
Candace: Harvard is better than I thought, but doesn’t have enough. Cornell 3-2
Arlan: The ECAC race is tight; having Colgate as a travel partner could eventually hurt Cornell in these second games of the weekend. Cornell 3-2

Saturday-Sunday, Nov. 24-25

Minnesota at New Hampshire
Candace: UNH is showing signs of life, but Ohio State thought that a few weeks ago before playing Minnesota. Minnesota 4-1, 5-1
Arlan: Doubt that we’ll see a repeat of last season when UNH was outscored 17-1. Minnesota 3-1, 4-1

Tuesday, Nov. 27

Havard at Northeastern
Candace: Pre-Beanpot preview. I think the Crimson take it. Harvard 3-1
Arlan: Wish I knew the result of Harvard’s game with Cornell before having to pick this one. Harvard 3-2