Hockey East Picks (11/30 – 12/1)

Posted by: Mike McMahon

Last Week: 6-7-3
Season Total: 37-21-8 (.638)

Single Games

Northeastern over Merrimack: The Huskies are rolling and Merrimack is on the opposite side of that ledger right now. Northeastern looks like they haven’t skipped a beat and they might have the best goalie in Hockey East. Huskies take this one at home.

UMass over UConn: The Minutemen charge ahead and get another win over a team they’re simply better than. UMass fans will get insecure on Twitter when I say that the Minutemen will regress at some point (it’s inevitable, sorry. I mean seriously … I said UMass is top-two in the league and top-12 nationally and people seemed to get very upset. Calm down), but this weekend they move to 12-1.

Weekend Series

Vermont and Maine split: Maine is better, on paper, than Vermont but the Catamounts will find a way to get a win at least once at home. While I like the talent Maine has on the roster, the Black Bears have yet to put it all together this season.

Providence sweeps New Hampshire: The Friars have the Wildcats outmatched. The Friars winning at home is almost a guarantee and I really like their hockey sense, meaning they’ll use that bigger ice sheet at the Whittemore Center to their advantage. I’ve said it once, I’ll say it again, I think Providence is the best team in the league.

Boston College and Boston University split: It always seems to work out that way, doesn’t it? Both teams would like to be higher in the standings right now and both teams will get a win this weekend, probably at home. If one team is going to sweep, I think BU has the better chance to do so, but my official pick is a split. This could also be a high-scoring weekend for these clubs.

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