Boys Hockey: Raiders around double digits in shutoutsThe Raider boys hockey team wanted to make a statement, after a game against Menomonie last week that almost got away. They came out with guns blazing and jumped to a 4-0 lead over rival New Richmond.
The Raider boys hockey team wanted to make a statement, after a game against Menomonie last week that almost got away.
They came out with guns blazing and jumped to a 4-0 lead over rival New Richmond before trouncing them 9-0 in their own arena.
New Richmond only got the puck into their offensive end about twice in the entire first period. Late in the third, the Tigers – trailing 8-0 – prompted a fight that resulted in two roughing calls against both teams, with a cross-checking whistle against Hudson, to boot.
The Raiders outshot New Richmond 42-9, and did the same in a game on Saturday against Hayward 39-10. Hudson won that game by double-digits 10-0. In a third game for the week, they tied River Falls at three.
“I thought we played well last week. Against New Richmond and Hayward we created a lot of offense,” said Coach Mike Stoskopf. “Taylar Zarfos was in a zone, as he scored five goals against New Richmond, including four in a row.”
Four other Raiders scored against New Richmond, and seven tallied goals against Hayward – including two each by Cody Johnson, Mitch Patrick and Ryan Dau. In all, 15 Raiders scored points.
“River Falls was a great game. They are a good team and we feel like we can compete with them,” Stoskopf said. “Cody (Johnson) and Zarf are leading the way offensively, but a lot of guys are also contributing offensively and defensively. It was encouraging. And Garrett (Patrick) played very well in the net.”