Friday, March 25, 2011

Writers Make Their Picks

College Hockey HighHorse writers make their picks for the NCAA Regionals. Here is how we see it:

NCAA Tournament Bracket

East Regional

AC: Minnesota – Duluth over Yale

AF: Minnesota – Duluth over Yale ( I will be a homer also)

Northeast Regional

AC: Merrimack over Miami

AF: Miami over Merrimack

Midwest Regional

AC: Denver over North Dakota

AF: North Dakota over Denver

West Regional

AC: Boston College over Nebraska – Omaha

AF: Michigan over BC

AC: I’ll take heat over being a homer and going for upsets. College hockey, I have observed, is a very unpredictable sport, especially when you are talking about single game elimination games. Again, this is what I think will happen, and sadly enough as I have proved all winter, I will likely be wrong….or maybe it will turn around!

AF: Before the brackets were released I was thinking Miami winning it all and I liked Merrimack too. When I first printed the bracket out I started write down the winners without looking at who they would play next and it was all top seeds. I don't think it will be all 1 or 2 seeds in the final four. I think there will be some big upsets. You have UNH playing at home, Western Michigan getting good goal tending down the end of the season and UNO with extra time off to play better.

Having said that, I am having a real hard time this year with the picks. I never seem to do good with NCAA men's hockey picks anyways. I feel pressure to take the popular picks after listening to how good UND and BC are playing. I think a #1 could go down, maybe Yale or UND, by looking past their current opponent.


  1. Fiskness won the battle of writer's picks.

  2. Yes, Fiskness is the best prognosticator fo us two...