Picks and News from @afiskness. It was nice to see the Bulldogs bounce back last Sunday after a very lopsided loss on Friday night to the Gophers. One thing that concerns me is the amount of penalties the Bulldogs continue to take. In the Sunday game the Bulldogs gave the Gophers plenty of special team opportunities to get back into the game, but the Bulldogs were good enough on the penalty kill to get the win. If the strong defense and goal tending remains constant and the Bulldogs can find a little for goal scoring this team will play into late March.
This Weeks games:
There are no NCHC games this week but there are some teams in action.
Shillelagh Tournament:Western Michigan vs. Northeastern: I like the Broncos in this first game, the Huskies win/loss record is padded with wins against Huntsville and Holy Cross. As for the second game I will go with a loss to Notre Dame who as the host wins their own tournament.
Miami @ Bemidji State: This will be a good test for the Beavers who will be facing a Redhawks team that is as cold as the ice they skate on. This will probably be a couple of grinder games, but I think the Redhawks offense will shine and sweep this series.
St. Lawrence @ North Dakota: The Saints travel to Grand Forks with 1 win in their last 4 games meanwhile North Dakota is going through their early season let down having just won 2 games in their last 8 played. The Saints have beat some good teams this year and will likely find one win this weekend. Split.
New Hampshire @ Colorado College: The Tigers are not very good and the Wildcats have been all over the board this season. This series looks like it should be s Wildcat sweep, but I think the excuses will be made (elevation, two time zones, body clock, etc.) and the Tigers will get a split.