Skaters ice in the Beavers, but EC makes them see StarsThe scores were almost identical, but the results as different as ice and water. The Raider girls hockey team snowed under Beaver Dam-Randolph 5-1 at home on Friday, after starting the New Year with a loss to the EC Stars 5-2.
The scores were almost identical, but the results as different as ice and water.
The Raider girls hockey team snowed under Beaver Dam-Randolph 5-1 at home on Friday, after starting the New Year with a loss to the EC Stars 5-2.
Beaver Dam-Randolph opened the game with a flurry of shots, including a goal at 4:33 of the first period by Katie Ehlenfeldt. Hudson’s Erin Anderson tied the game three minutes later, assisted by Alex Willi. Hudson outshot the Beavers 13-7 in the first period, but the score remained tied.
In the second period, the Raiders continued to barrage the goalie, scoring twice. Defenseman Kaylyn Danielson connected from the blue line 5:15 into the second period, assisted by Anderson. Four minutes later, Emily Stankevitz intercepted a pass at the red line and skated untouched to the goalie, scoring an unassisted goal. The Raiders took that 3-1 lead into the third period.
Hudson scored two more goals in that period to secure the win. Jessica Tipp-Harden scored with eight minutes remaining, assisted by Kate MacQueen, who hails from Australia and is one of Hudson’s foreign exchange students. Four minutes later, Willi scored during a battle in front of the Golden Beaver net on an assist by Bonnie Meyer. Hudson outshot the Beavers 45-22.
Hudson goalie Alise Riedel stopped 21 of 22 shots.
Hudson opened the New Year by losing 5-2 to the Eau Claire-Altoona Stars last Tuesday. The Stars are a cooperative team of skaters from Eau Claire Memorial, Eau Claire North and Altoona high schools.
After 10 scoreless minutes, ECA built a 3-0 lead during the rest of the period on two goals by Emily Lester and one by Macki Fadness.
Tipp-Harden notched the first Hudson goal at 3:01 of the second period on a pass from Hailie Bennewitz. Bonnie Meyer pulled the Raiders to within one at 5:25 of the second, with Alex Willi providing the assist. The Raiders battled back and forth with the Stars, but fell behind 4-2 with 32 seconds left in the second on a goal by Lester. Stars defender Fadness scored near the end of the game to seal the victory.
Hudson goalie Dani Krinke made 17 saves on 22 shots.
The Raiders play host to Menomonie on Thursday, Jan. 15, then travel to Marshfield on Saturday, Jan. 17 , and face Chippewa Falls at home next Tuesday, Jan. 20. The home games are at 7 p.m.
The team’s record is 1-3 in the Big Rivers Conference and 4-8 overall.