Boys Hockey: Skaters’ big second period outlasts opponent’s big thirdThe Raider boys hockey team used goals by four players, with three of them coming in the second period, to edge Menomonie 5-4 on Thursday, Dec. 4.
The Raider boys hockey team used goals by four players, with three of them coming in the second period, to edge Menomonie 5-4 on Thursday, Dec. 4.
“We were fortunate to get out of there with a win,” said Coach Mike Stoskopf. “Menomonie played really well. We had our backs against the wall but we gutted it out at the end.”
Cody Johnson had two goals, including one at 2:33 of the third, and an assist. Josh Perron found net shorthanded with time winding down in the first period, and also assisted on the next two goals. They were one minute into the second period by Johnson, again shorthanded, and at 12:18 by Ryan Hanes on the power play. Caleb Kostich and Mitch Patrick tallied the first assists on those goals.
Taylar Zarfos scored at 13:20 of the second period on a pass from Evan Huseboe, who would have two assists on the night.
“Garrett Patrick played well in goal and our special teams produced three goals, two short-handed and one power-play goal,” Stoskopf said, noting that Patrick turned away 25 of 29 shots.
Menomonie was on the board first. It scored once in each of the first and second periods, and also found net twice late in the third. Hudson took three penalties in the first period before both teams settled in.
Hudson was scheduled to travel to New Richmond on Tuesday, Dec. 9, and plays host to River Falls at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11 and to Hayward at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13.
(Post-press note: The Raiders defeated New Richmond by a score of 9-0 in the Tuesday game. See next week's Star-Observer for more details.)