Ken Schott’s ECAC Hockey Faceoff Selections 2021-22: Week 8

RPI’s Justin Addamo against Union’s Josh Kosack during an oct. 2 game at Messa Rink.
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RPI’s Justin Addamo against Union’s Josh Kosack during an oct. 2 game at Messa Rink.

I’m not usually good at predicting the outcome of games. For example, in Week 10 of the NFL season, I went 4-9-1. If I ever gambled, I would be bankrupt.

So I hope you will indulge me in doing a little bragging.

I had one of the best weeks I’ve ever had since starting the ECAC Hockey Faceoff Selections. Heading into Wednesday night’s Vermont-Yale game, I posted a 10-0-1 record. I rarely pick games to end in ties, but I had a feeling that last Saturday’s RPI-LIU game would end in a tie. Not only did it end in a tie, but I picked the correct score, 2-2. Amazing!

Four other players also went unbeaten, while nine others only had one loss.

The race for first place continues to be tight. Ryan Fay has a two-point lead over Brian Unger and Kevin Sokolski, and three over me.

Here is a look the standings, with Week 7 records in parentheses:

Ryan Fay 54-19-12 120 points (8-1-2)

Brian Unger 53-20-12 118 points (8-1-2)

Kevin Sokolski 53-20-10 118 points (9-0-2)

Me 53-21-11 117 points (10-0-1)

GB-BE-ME 51-22-12 114 points (8-1-2)

Achilles 3-7-5 50-23-12 112 points (9-0-2)

Jim Kalohn 49-24-12 110 points (7-2-2)

Matthew Ruffini 49-24-12 110 points (8-1-2)

David Trestick 49-24-12 110 points (9-0-2)

Dan Dickinson 48-25-12 108 points (8-1-2)

Rich Large 47-26-12 106 points (8-1-2)

Andy Weise 47-26-12 106 points (8-1-2)

RedLiner36 48-28-9 105 points (9-1-1)

Towell68 46-27-12 104 points (7-2-2)

Rowena Watson 46-27-12 104 points (8-1-2)

Dutch Crazy 44-29-12 100 points (7-2-2)

Christopher Chadwick 45-28-12 102 points (8-1-2)

Togany 44-29-12 100 points (7-2-2)

Richard Derrick 42-31-12 96 points (5-4-2)

Harvey Kagan 40-34-11 91 points (9-0-2)

Union Bob 37-15-7 81 points (7-2-2)

Time for my Week 8 selections. There are 16 games to pick between Friday and Sunday. Tuesday’s Harvard-Boston College game has been postponed because of COVID-19 protocols within the BC program. Your picks must be in by 4 p.m. Friday. Email your picks to [email protected].

Here are my picks:

FRIDAY

No. 18 Northeastern at RPI Northeastern 3, RPI 2

Dartmouth at No. 14 Providence — Providence 5, Dartmouth 2

Brown at Holy Cross — Brown 2, Holy Cross 1

New Hampshire at No. 16 Harvard — Harvard 4, UNH 1

RIT at Princeton Princeton 4, RIT 3

No. 7 Western Michigan at St. Lawrence — Western Michigan 6, St. Lawrence 3

Clarkson at Wisconsin Clarkson 5, Wisconsin 4

SATURDAY

Union at Merrimack Union 3, Merrimack 3

Colgate at UConn — UConn 4, Colgate 2

Clarkson at Wisconsin — Wisconsin 3, Clarkson 2

Western Michigan at St. Lawrence — Western Michigan 5, St. Lawrence 1

Providence at Brown — Providence 4, Brown 1

RIT at Princeton Princeton 2, RIT 1

Boston U. vs. No. 10 Cornell at MSG Cornell 5, BU 2

SUNDAY

RPI at Northeastern Northeastern 4, RPI 1

Vermont at Dartmouth Vermont 3, Dartmouth 2

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