Boy skaters jump on Cardinals early, barely lose to SuperiorThe Raider boys hockey team scored ten seconds in, then was up 4-0 before 12 minutes had expired, on their way to beating Chippewa Falls 6-0 last Tuesday.
The Raider boys hockey team scored ten seconds in, then was up 4-0 before 12 minutes had expired, on their way to beating Chippewa Falls 6-0 last Tuesday.
They also lost to Superior 3-1 on Saturday, in a game that was closer than the score.
The Raiders early goals against Chippewa came from Ryan Dau, Taylar Zarfos, Josh Perron and Cody Johnson – who leads the squad with 21 points. Johnson also assisted on the first two goals, along with one pass for a point by Zarfos, and Dau made the key pass to Johnson at 11:28 to enable his score.
More than 18 minutes then passed before the next Hudson tally, by Evan Huseboe from Adam Dardine.
“Against Chippewa we played well in the first period and had some nice passing plays,” said Coach Mike Stoskopf.
Johnson scored the last goal at 2:47 of the third, with the assist to Ryan Hanes. The Raiders had 25 shots, more than half the number of Chippewa. In an odd occurrence, there was only one penalty, that a two-minute minor on Hudson.
“Superior was a hard-fought game against a good team. We had some great chances when it was tied up and when we were down by one,” Stoskopf said. “Both goalies played great.”
Patrick turned away 23 of 25 shots, and Superior goalie Matt Miller saved 21 of 22, as despite the score, the offensive production was about even.
Hudson’s score came at 3:24 of the third period, by Caleb Kostick on a pass from Spencer Korum. Superior took a lead in the first period and added their second power play goal a couple of minutes after Kostick’s score, then tallied an empty netter as insurance. Both teams had two penalties.
After the print edition went to press this week, the Raiders suffered an overtime 3-2 loss to Eau Claire Memorial on Tuesday, Jan. 13.
They will face Menomonie at home on Saturday, Jan. 17 at 7:00 p.m., then travel to River Falls on Thursday, Jan. 22 for a 7:00 p.m game at Wildcat Centre.