Girls’ hockey drops two games on roadThe Raider girls’ hockey team dropped a pair of games on the road last week, losing to Tartan (Minn.), 5-2 last Monday before coming out on the short end of a 5-4 decision Thursday at Grantsburg.
The Raider girls’ hockey team dropped a pair of games on the road last week, losing to Tartan (Minn.), 5-2 last Monday before coming out on the short end of a 5-4 decision Thursday at Grantsburg.
The Raiders ventured across the St. Croix River last Monday to Oakdale, Minn., to battle the Tartan Titans. Hudson played its opponents even through much of the second period until the Titans pulled away for the 5-2 victory.
Tartan’s Jordan Jackson scored an unassisted goal just under two minutes into the game for the first period’s only goal. The Titans outshot the Raiders 16-6.
Ellie Tabaka put Tartan up 2-0 two minutes into the second period. Hudson answered at 10:03 of the second period when Sydney Squires took the puck up ice and scored an unassisted goal. Ninety seconds later, the Raiders tied the score 2-2 when Alex Belisle took a pass from Alex Willi and pushed it through the goalie’s pads.
The Titans’ Kayla Longfellow scored 22 seconds later and Jackson connected on a short-handed goal just before the end of the second period to send Tartan into the locker room with a 4-2 lead after two periods.
Jackson notched her third goal of the game halfway through the final period to finish the scoring for Tartan.
Hudson goaltender Nali Mullan stopped 24 shots during the contest.
Last Thursday saw the Raiders traveling due north to Grantsburg to battle the WSFLG Blizzard Co-op team. After a slow start, the Raiders rallied to tie the score but the Blizzard scored a late goal and won the game 5-4.
The Blizzard jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first seven minutes of the game on two unassisted goals by Wendy Roberts and one unassisted goal by Kassie Lien.
With six minutes left in the first period, Raider freshman Kitt Drewiske notched her first varsity goal, with Anna Johnson and Willi picking up assists.
Lien put the Blizzard up 4-1 near the end of the first period as the Blizzard outshot Hudson 13-4 in the first frame.
The second period belonged to the Raiders, as they outshot the Blizzard 12-7. Julia Douglas scored at 11:46 of the second period from the top of the crease off a pass from Squires. Willi slapped a shot from the slot past the Blizzard goalie with just over two minutes left in the period, taking the pass from Drewiske. Thirty seconds later, Squires drove the puck from end-to-end to tie the score, 4-4.
The teams battled back and forth in the third period until the Blizzard’s Samantha O’Brien scored the game winner with four minutes left.
Mullan had 19 saves for Hudson and Hope Tucker made 21 stops for the Blizzard.
The Raiders take a 2-3 record into the Schwan Cup tournament’s opening game on Wednesday, Dec. 28 against Holy Angels. Schwan Cup action continues Thursday and Friday, Dec. 29-30.