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Arlan and I tied last week, thanks to Cornell coming back to beat Quinnipiac in overtime. We both went 18-8-2 (.678) to move to 259-99-36 (703).

Friday, Feb. 13

Princeton at Clarkson
Candace: Princeton has proven a dangerous team of late, but I have to think home ice matters. Clarkson 3-1
Arlan: Sometimes, the score alone is so profound that nothing more need be said. This is not one of those times. Clarkson 2-1

Dartmouth at Colgate
Candace: Dartmouth has looked very vulnerable of late, and Colgate is playing better, but I’m sticking with the Big Green. Dartmouth 2-1
Arlan: Colgate defeated the Big Green three weeks ago, but prior to that, it hadn’t done so in five years. Dartmouth 3-2

Harvard at Cornell
Candace: Are the Crimson due for a letdown after the emotional win over Boston College in the Beanpot? This probably goes to OT. Harvard 3-2
Arlan: Does the Beanpot bring complacency or a zest for more hardware? Harvard 4-3

Quinnipiac at St. Lawrence
Candace: If this was two weeks ago, I’d probably pick differently. Quinnipiac 2-1
Arlan: My upset special — or maybe it’s not that special. St. Lawrence 2-1

Friday-Saturday, Feb. 13-14

Penn State at Mercyhurst
Candace: Penn State hasn’t been swept in conference this season, but there is no percentage in picking against the Lakers on home ice. Mercyhurst 2-1, 4-1
Arlan: I’ll admit it; over the years, Mercyhurst has conditioned me to the extent that I’m willing to buy into a “Turned a Corner” theory based on a sweep of a last-place team. Mercyhurst 3-1, 3-2

RIT at Robert Morris
Candace: Arlan seems to have a better handle on Robert Morris games than me. Robert Morris 3-2, RIT 2-1
Arlan: I’m fairly confident that this will be a split. As for the order, that’s based mainly on lunar tables. Robert Morris 2-1, RIT 1-0

Lindenwood at Syracuse
Candace: I should have picked the Orange last week. Syracuse 2-1, 2-1
Arlan: Syracuse is a biblical name that means, “That draws violently.” So we’re going to have a violent tie? Or two? Wait, it’s a boy’s name. Yeah, I’m stalling. Syracuse 3-2, 2-1

Maine at Boston College
Candace: I think the Black Bears are going to bear the brunt of an Eagles team angry at its first loss. Boston College 6-1, 8-1
Arlan: BC is anxious to get back on the ice. Boston College 4-0, 7-1

New Hampshire at Vermont
Candace: Will Vermont finally start to do as well in conference as it has out of conference? Vermont 2-1, 3-1
Arlan: The Wildcats won the first meeting handily, back when they couldn’t defeat anyone else, one of two wins in a stretch of 13 losses. Vermont 2-1, 4-3

Wisconsin at Ohio State
Candace: The Badgers are solidly the second-best team in the WCHA. I don’t think they will let the Buckeyes surprise them. Wisconsin 3-1, 4-1
Arlan: The Buckeyes are still looking for their first goal versus the Badgers this season; they should get at least one on Senior Day. Wisconsin 3-0, 2-1

North Dakota at St. Cloud State
Candace: North Dakota moves into third place in the WCHA after this weekend. North Dakota 4-1, 4-0
Arlan: UND has about 1,000 more reasons to be motivated for this series than do the Huskies. North Dakota 5-0, 3-2

Minnesota-Duluth at Minnesota
Candace: The Bulldogs got a tie the last time these two played, but I think the Gophers will rebound from the North Dakota loss. Minnesota 3-1, 3-2
Arlan: This rivalry will continue once Shannon Miller is gone from UMD, but I doubt it will ever be quite the same. Minnesota 2-1, 4-2

Saturday, Feb. 14

Quinnipiac at Clarkson
Candace: I’m going with Arlan’s first instinct. Quinnipiac 2-1
Arlan: My first instinct is to pick Quinnipiac. Think long, think wrong. Clarkson 1-0

Dartmouth at Cornell
Candace: The Big Red get a cortical win. Cornell 4-1
Arlan: It shouldn’t be as close as the first meeting. Cornell 5-2

Princeton at St. Lawrence
Candace: The Saints get back in the win column. St. Lawrence 2-1
Arlan: What I like about the ECAC is I don’t have to worry about trying to pick splits. St. Lawrence 3-2

Saturday-Sunday, Feb. 14-15

Boston University vs. Providence (home-and-home)
Candace: Which Terriers team shows up? Boston University 3-2, 4-1
Arlan: Assuming that the Terriers realize that they really, really need these games. Boston University 4-2, 6-2

Northeastern at Connecticut
Candace: Even though Northeastern hasn’t beaten the top teams, the Huskies have looked good against them, so I’m picking Northeastern. Northeastern 2-1, 4-2
Arlan: A vote for Senior Day. Northeastern 4-2, Connecticut 2-1

Monday, Feb. 16

Minnesota State at St. Cloud
Candace: Home ice equals a win. St. Cloud State 2-1
Arlan: The Huskies have yet to win in 2015, so they’re due. St. Cloud State 2-1

  • Everyone hates the Gophers

    Stop the madness! There is only one person who is even in this race…Miele.Schmell….or anyone else for that matter….are all in second place!! Frattin is a complete hockey player…not JUST a goal scorer. He is a larger version of Oshie and with a better shot. Even Barry Melrose (who is God in hockey) says Frattin is the best player in college hockey. All you jokers can stop posting now, it’s Frattin and then a bunch of runner-ups…..lol. Man, just think of it…Hobey and a national championship in the same year…whoa baby……lmao…:)

  • Get real

    if it was determined by the most points Gustav Nyquist from Maine would have won it last year. Character comes into play and getting arrested certainly does not improve the odds.

  • Littlered007

    I think the hobey over the last 10 years has become a joke!!! It should never be judged on goals….. Reason being,”its a hell of alot harder to scrore a goal in the WCHA”. If you don’t think this your a tard!!!! Frattin has a great story in his young life. And will no doubt be a pretty good NHL player. No matter if he wins or not you have the give the guy alot of credit for finding out what is important in his life.He worked hard to get back what he messed up. He was a kid that was drunk and threw a couch in the street at 3 in the morning and got caught. Most of us in life have done much worse and not got caught!!!! As far as Miele, I think he will win the hobey.. I do not agree with him winning! He is a taleted player with one weekeness..If he gets rocked, he get off his game. With this said, Miele will win the hobey then play for a NHL farm team and be done with hockey in 5 years.. Frattin will be in a starting NHL lineup for 10 to 15 years… So who is really winning here.. LMAO!!!!!