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Hudson’s Wyatt Dove tumbles over Chippewa Falls’ goalie Sean Dubiel after Dove screened Dubiel, allowing Adam Lipps’ shot to slip through for a goal in the first period of the Raiders’ 4-2 victory over the Cardinals last Thursday at Gornick Arena. (Hudson Star-Observer photo by Bob Burrows)

Raider boys' hockey team eyes stretch run, gains No. 1 playoff seed

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The fifth-ranked Raider boys hockey team sandwiched a 4-2 victory over Chippewa Falls around a pair of one-goal losses to two of the state’s top teams last week before finding out it would be the No. 1 seed in the ten-team sectional bracket when the WIAA playoffs start Feb. 18.


The Raiders received a first round bye by virtue of their top seed and will host either No. 8 Baldwin-Woodville or No. 9 Spooner in a regional final game Thursday, Feb. 20, at 5 p.m. at Gornick Arena.

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Bob Burrows
Bob Burrows has been sports editor at the River Falls Journal since 1996 and at the Hudson Star-Observer since 2009. Prior to joining the Journal, Burrows served as sports editor with Ledger Publications in Balsam Lake, Wis. A native of Bayonne, N.J. and a U.S. Navy veteran, Burrows attended Marquette University before completing his studies at UW-River Falls in 1992.
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