Same score, different season as puck playoffs are hereThe Raider girls hockey team ended their regular season and started a WIAA playoff run in the same dramatic fashion, with a pair of overtime wins.
The Raider girls hockey team ended their regular season and started a WIAA playoff run in the same dramatic fashion, with a pair of overtime wins.
They beat a New Richmond co-op team, then Superior by the same score, 4-3.
In a game played at Amery, the Raiders opened the scoring 5:28 into the first period, with junior Emily Stankevitz on a power play, assisted by Jessica Harden. The Tigers’ Caitlynn Singerhouse tied the contest with two minutes left in the first, assisted by Carley Schmidt.
Hudson junior Hailie Bennewitz scored the only goal of the second period, on another power play, with assists going to Harden and junior Amy Rose Hutchison.
Hudson opened a 3-1 lead two minutes into the third when Harden, a senior co-captain, scored unassisted.
The Tigers pulled to within one at 4:53 of the third, when Shelby Melby scored a power play goal, assisted by Dani Edin. With 41 seconds left, Melby tied the game on an unassisted goal and sent it to overtime.
With 3:14 left in the overtime, Stankevitz tallied the winner, on a pass from junior Abby Singerhouse.
Junior Dani Krinke stopped 18 New Richmond shots, and the Raiders ended their regular season with a 9-11 record.
Hudson survived a scare in their first-round playoff game against Superior. The No. 6 seed Spartans made the most of the long trip to Hudson and almost pulled off the upset on Friday.
The Raiders opened the scoring with 3:53 in the first period on an unassisted goal by Bennewitz. Superior’s Cassie Berg scored the next two goals to give the Spartans a 2-1 lead with four minutes left in the first.
Hudson tied the game with 13 seconds left in the period on a shot by sophomore Bonnie Meyer, assisted by Harden. Singerhouse then scored at 10:20 of the second, assisted by junior Ashley Queener. The lead held until 2:57 of the third, when Superior tied the game.
The teams went 6:43 into overtime, before Bennewitz scored the winning goal for the Raiders, assisted by Meyer and sophomore Angela Tipp.
Spartan goalie Megan Mullens stopped 37 shots, keeping them in the game throughout the night. Alise Riedel made 23 saves for Hudson.
On Tuesday, the Raiders were scheduled to travel to No. 2 seed Hayward for the sectional semi-final. The winner will play in the sectional final Friday in Hudson, against the team who comes out on top between the St. Croix Valley Fusion (the River Falls co-op) and the Blizzard (the Webster co-op).