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Hudson hockey coach Brooks Lockwood, left, and senior players Daniel Tripicchio, Josh Mattis, Emerson Korum and August Nuutinen, participated in the Wisconsin Senior Class Tournament in Waupun March 22-24. Submitted photo

Raiders shine at hockey Senior Tourney

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Raiders shine at hockey Senior Tourney
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Four Raider seniors vied for a spot on Team Wisconsin by playing for the Section 1 team at the Wisconsin Senior Class Tournament March 22-24 in Waupun.

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Forwards Emerson Korum and August Nuutinen, defenseman Daniel Tripicchio, and goaltender Josh Mattis all played in the tournament under Raider coach Brooks Lockwood.

The tournament showcases the top senior talent in the state of Wisconsin and is the first step towards picking players to play for Team Wisconsin in the Minnesota CCM National Invitational Tournament April 26-28 in Plymouth, Minn.

The Section 1 team finished third at the 8-team tourney with a record of 2-1.

Nuutinen had two assists in the tourney opener, a 7-3, victory over Section 5, and a goal and an assist in a 6-4 loss to Section 7 in the second round while Mattis finished with 38 saves in the loss.

In the final game of the tournament against Section 6, Tripicchio scored to tie the score, 2-2, and Korum had two assists, including one on the game-winning goal by River Falls' Casey Jerry, in a 4-2 victory. Mattis made 13 saves while splitting time with Jordan Langness of Somerset.

Lockwood will serve as an assistant coach for Team Wisconsin at the National Invitational Tournament April 26-28. Other teams at the tournament will include Minnesota, North Dakota, Michigan, Massachusetts, and Minnesota U-18.

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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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