The Christmas holiday is now over and the holiday hockey tournaments are set to begin. There are also a few non-conference match up with WCHA teams involved as well. It is hard to predict how the tournaments will go and different teams could result in different outcomes. Here are my picks for the weekend.
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute at St. Cloud State: SCSU sweeps at home.
UNO at Quinnipiac: UNO splits with the Bobcats.
Boston University at Denver: The teams play to a tie in the single game series.
Florida Holiday Classic
Maine vs. UMD and UMD vs. either Ferris State or Cornell: UMD beats Maine and then falls to Cornell who wins the Florida Holiday Classic.
UConn Hockey Classic
Brown vs. Minnesota State University Mankato and MSUM vs. UConn or American International: MSUM win both games and wins the tournament. The second win will be over UConn.
Great Lakes Invitational
Michigan vs. Michigan Tech and MTU vs. either Michigan State or Western Michigan: Tech is beat by Michigan and beats MSU for 3rd place. The Broncos take the title of the GLI.
Air Force vs. UMTC and UMTC vs. BC: The Gophers beat the Falcons and fall short to the Eagles of BC who takes the tournament.