Here are my predictions for BCT that starts tomorrow...I have made predictions for the winners of each round and will for the entire tournament daily
1st Round on 1/12/12
9. Ramsey (6-4-1) vs 8. Ridgewood (7-4-0)
Ramsey is a big time defensive team that has only given up 17 goals in 11 games played this season. Ridgewood on the other hand is a explosive offensive team averaging 5.7 goals per game! Both teams come into this game with losing records in the New Year.
John Covello Pick: Ridgewood
Player to Watch: Peter McGinley (Ridgewood)
Projected Score: Ram 2 vs Rwood 4
5. Northern Highlands (9-3-0) vs 12. Indian Hills (7-4-1)
I see Indians Hills as an inconsistent team that has beaten the teams they should have and lost to the teams they should have. Highlands is a pretty solid team overall. They have 5 shutouts on the season, and all of their loses have come to teams ranked higher than them in this tournament.
John Covello Pick: Northern Highlands
Player to Watch: Ryan Ertmann (Northern Highlands)
Projected Score: IH 1 vs NH 2
11. Mahwah (5-4-1) vs 6. Paramus (8-2-1)
Paramus is coming into this game HOT! They have not lost in their past 6 games, and this includes a Bridgewater Tournament championship. Even though Mahwah is a low scoring team they have a very low goals against average. Their Goals For compared to their Goals Against ratio is 19 to 21.
John Covello Pick: Paramus
Player to Watch: JJ Piccinich (Paramus)
Projected Score: Mah 2 vs Para 6
7. Glen Rock (7-4-1) vs 10. Pascack Valley (7-2-0)
Pascack Valley is probably the most explosive offensive team in the BCT, they have scored at least 4 goals in every game this season. Since some incoming transfers have been apart of the team they are (3-0-0) and have scored a total of 23 goals in those 3 games. Glen Rock on the other hand has played up and down this season. They have a great top line that generates a lot of scoring.
John Covello Pick: Pascack Valley
Player to Watch: Brian Sisti (Pascack Valley)
Projected Score: GR 3 vs PV 6
I will post the predictions for round 2 tomorrow. Best of luck to all teams in the BCT