Always an exciting way to get DIII women's hockey watching started, this year's East/West features 4 of the top 6 teams in the D3hockey.com pre-season poll (https://d3hockey.com/rankings/women/2015-16/preseason).
East/West play is true tournament so we have Plattsburgh and Norwich in the opener and Adrian and Elmira in the nightcap. Tough to pick against the Cardinals in any game and you have to go back to the crazy 8-7OT win in '12 for the last Cadet victory over Plattsburgh (there have been 2 recent ties), but I think it is time for Cadets to advance to the final on Sunday. Elmira graduated 63% of last season's scoring, but returns an outstanding goalie tandem. Adrian comes east with the #6 ranking pre-season, an all conference goalie and nothing to lose. Upset number 2 sees Adrian and Norwich for the title on Sunday.
Anyone else planning to be at Kreitzberg?
All the best to players, coaches and fans for another spectacular season!!!