Last weekend was the first sweep of the season and the first at Saint Cloud since 1999. Follow that up now with the UMTC Gophers and their #1 ranking in the country and you have a tall task.
The home-and-home series will mark the first meeting in Duluth since October of 2011 even though the teams have played the last two seasons.
First up UMD will be on the road unlike their previous home-and-home series this season against Minnesota State Mankato.
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Picks by @afiskness: The Bulldogs were impressive last weekend in the sweep at St. Cloud. The goal tending and defense are playing really strong while the team continues to put up goals. Team discipline still concerns me though as the Bulldogs continue to take bad penalties and too many penalties.
This weeks picks
St Cloud State @ Western Michigan: The Huskies are licking their wounds after being swept at home last weekend but they are now on the road against the Broncos who have played better in recent weeks. Split.
Miami @ North Dakota: This is a great matchup in Grand Forks. Injuries have hit North Dakota so a home sweep is out of the question, but they are stocked with enough talent to split with the Redhawks.
Colorado College @ Denver: This is the first game for the Gold Pan. The Tigers are out matched on the road, Pioneers win.
Minnesota Duluth vs. Minnesota Twin Cites: The ranked opponents continues for the Bulldogs. UMD will need much better goal tending than the first time these two teams met, which they have been getting recently. This series has split written all over it.