Girls' skaters going strong
The Hudson Raiders girls' hockey team opened its Big Rivers conference season with two home victories, 4-1 over Eau Claire/Altoona last Tuesday and 6-3 Saturday over Menomonie, to remain unbeaten on the season.
The Raiders, now 3-0 overall and 2-0 in Big Rivers Conference play, hosted Chippewa Falls Tuesday, Dec. 8 and will host Academy of Holy Angels of Richfield, Minn., Thursday, Dec. 10 at 5 p.m. before beginning an 11-game road stand with a 1 p.m. game at Hayward Saturday, Dec. 12 and a 7 p.m. game at New Richmond on Tuesday, Dec. 15.
The Raiders will also play three games at the Schwan's Cup in Blaine, Minn., Dec. 28-30.
Last Tuesday, Bonnie Meyer had two goals and an assist in Hudson's 4-1 victory over the ECA Stars.
Erin Anderson scored at 1:16 of the first period, assisted by Meyer, to give the Raiders a 1-0 lead. ECA's Cassie Rosemore tied the game at 5:52 of the second before Meyer scored two unassisted goals, one at 10:06 and the other on a power play at 14:39 of the second, to give Hudson a 3-1 lead heading into the third period.
Emily Stankevitz closed out the scoring with an empty net goal at 16:40 of the third period, assisted by Ashley Queener, to make the final 4-1. Raider goalie Alise Riedel stopped 34 of the 35 shots she faced.
Saturday against Menomonie, five different Raiders scored goals in a 6-3 Hudson victory.
Menomonie opened the scoring on a power play goal by Shauna Bollinger about four minutes into the game. Meyer tied the game on unassisted goal at 6:34 of the first period.
Hudson scored the next three goals, beginning with Anderson, assisted by Julia Johnson, at 5:50 of the second. Alex Willi scored a minute later on an assist by Stankevitz, and Meyer notched her second unassisted goal of the game at 7:42 of the second.
Bollinger brought the Indians to within two goals at the 10:18 mark, as Hudson took a 4-2 lead into the final period.
Abby Singerhouse tallied a score on a power play goal at 4:17 of the third, assisted by Stankevitz, to make it a 5-2 game, but Taylor Rudiger pulled the Indians to within two about 90 seconds later on a short-handed breakaway goal.
Halfway through the third period, Hailie Bennewitz scored Hudson's final goal, on a power play, with assists going to Singerhouse and Amy Hutchison.
Goaltender Danni Krinke made 23 saves for Hudson in the win.