Plattsburgh @ RIT
The matchup of the weekend and maybe the matchup of the year between two titans of the ECAC West. Even though the Tigers have been rolling along this season, I like the fact that Plattsburgh has faced some stiffer competition as of late and I think that propels the Cardinals to a 3-2 victory the first night to stun a crowd of over 1500 at the Ritter. However, RIT bounces back on Saturday with a 4-1 win over the Cardinals to salvage a split.
Wis. Stevens Point @ Wis. Eau Claire
It seems like every week the NCHA has a marquee matchup. This week the Pointers and Blugolds will take center stage with a two-game set at Eau Claire. After starting 9-1, the Pointers have hit a bit of a rough patch over their last five games with just a 1-3-1 record over that span. Eau Claire on the other hand, was on a three-game winning streak until a 2-2 tie with St. Thomas. I think Stevens Point gets things corrected this weekend takes at least three points, maybe even all four. Point 4-1 and 5-2.
Superior @ St. Norbert
Here’s another big matchup in the NCHA with St. Norbert making headlines last week by putting the first blemish on Wis. River Falls’ perfect record by battling the Falcons to a 1-1 tie. The Green Knights are in just their first year as a program and Rob Morgan has the team headed in the right direction as they have stayed right aroud .500 all season in the always competitive NCHA. I think SNC manages a split this weekend with the Yellowjackets taking the second night’s game after losing the first. Superior 5-2, SNC 2-1 (OT)