Goals come in batches of three and four in winsThe Raider boys hockey team last week had lopsided shutouts over Somerset, 11-0, and Henry Sibley from the Twin Cities, 6-0. Then throw in last Tuesday’s 9-4 drubbing of Rice Lake for good measure.
The Raider boys hockey team last week had lopsided shutouts over Somerset, 11-0, and Henry Sibley from the Twin Cities, 6-0.
Then throw in last Tuesday’s 9-4 drubbing of Rice Lake for good measure.
Against Somerset, Hudson didn’t score until the last few minutes of the first period, then posted five goals in the second, including four in the span of just over three minutes.
Later in the week, Hudson opened a 2-0 lead over Sibley after one period, then appeared to coast along until later in the second, when it came back with a vengeance and got three goals in the span of less than two minutes. There were seven penalties in that period.
The Raiders had success with some long slap shots that the opposing goalie wasn’t able to handle with his glove. The same happened on a shot from the side, when he was only able to nick the puck and it cruised into the net in the extreme upper right corner.
Goalie Garrett Patrick only needed to make four saves in that second period. His save amounts were 13 against Sibley and four against Somerset – that’s for the game, not just a period. The Raiders fired 61 shots vs. Somerset and 46 against Sibley.
“It was encouraging to see us get offensive production from all four lines and the defensemen,” said Coach Mike Stoskopf. “This team continues to work on doing the simple things right and the result lately has been good decisions that lead to (offensive) opportunities.”
Nine different Raiders scored in the two shutouts, and Ryan Hanes and Adam Dardine got on the scoreboard late in the game vs. Sibley. Leading scorers were Cody Johnson and Taylar Zarfos with three each.
The Raiders traveled to play against Eau Claire North on Tuesday, Feb. 3, and lost that game in overtime, 2-3.
On Saturday, Feb. 7 they will host Chippewa Falls, then return to Eau Claire to face Memorial on Tuesday, Feb. 10. On Thursday, Feb. 12, New Richmond comes to Hudson. Game times are 7:00 p.m. for all those contests.