December 30, 2008

NCAA Round Up

The NCAA Round Up will return to full strength next week after the hiatus during the holidays. There are a few holiday tourneys of note that should grab your interest. Happy New Year. Happy New Year. Ironically the Bruins and the Penguins play tonight. Prediction: Bruins 4 Penguins 2.

Denver Cup January 2 & 3 2009

Holy Cross 5-11-1 versus Denver 13-5-1 7:37 MT
RPI 3-13-1 versus Boston University 11-4-1 4:37 MT

Prediction: Denver and Boston University should meet in the championship game of the Denver Cup and I am going with the Denver Pioneers as the camps. Denver wins 5-3 in the championship game.

The Dodge Holiday Classic. January 2 & 3 2009

WMU 3-11-4 versus Northeastern 11-3-2 4:07 CT
Brown 1-8-2 versus Minnesota 8-3-5 7:07 CT

Prediction: Minnesota and Northeastern should play for the championship game of the Dodge Holiday Classic and Northeastern wins 3-2 in overtime.

Sheraton/TD Banknorth Catamout Cup January 2 & 3 2009

SLU 7-8-1 versus FSU 9-8-3 4:00
Colgate 5-7-4 versus Vermont 9-4-2

Prediction: FSU and Vermont play for the championship of the Catamount Cup with Vermont winning the game 4-1.

Shillelagh Tournament January 2 & 3 2009

UMD 8-4-6 versus UML 8-8
Union 8-7-1 versus Notre Dame 14-3-2

Prediction: This tourney was originally scheduled to be the Lightning College Hockey Classic but the tourney was moved to Hoffman Estates, Illinois. UMD and Notre Dame play for the championship of the Shillelagh Tournament with the Fighting Irish taking the game in a overtime. Let’s say a shootout and the game is won by the Irish 3-2. Sorry no sister kissing for the Bull Dogs this time.

Goon’s Top Ten

1.) Notre Dame
2.) Denver
3.) Boston University
4.) Miami
5.) Minnesota
6.) Northeastern
7.) Boston College
8.) Vermont
9.) Michigan
10.) Wisconsin

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Goon said...

I guess I was pretty close on my prediction on the Pens and Bruins. :)

Going Five Hole said...

sadly, you were about right :(