Boys skate to fifth straight
The Raider boys hockey team remained undefeated and handed Eau Claire North its first loss of the season in the process, beating the Huskies 4-1 in its only game last week, Thursday, Dec. 7, at Gornick Arena.
Hudson improved to 5-0 overall, 2-0 in the Big Rivers Conference while Eau Claire North lost for the first time after starting the season with three wins and a tie.
Jordan Halverson put the Raiders on the board 3 minutes, 19 seconds into the first period with assists from Hunter Danielson and Aaron Squires.
The Huskies tied things up with a shorthanded goal ten minutes in but the Raiders struck twice in the final 5:30 of the period to take a 3-1 lead. Peyton Hanson scored what turned out to be the game winner with assists from Ben Lundeen and Cole Danielson before Bennett Schrank scored 2:30 later with Dylan Carr assisting.
After a scoreless, penalty-free second period, Cole Danielson made the final 4-1 with a goal 5:47 into the third off an assist from Lundeen.
Raider goalie Alex Cohen finished with 19 saves as the Raiders outshot the Huskies, 35-20. Seventeen of Hudson's shots came in the third period.
The Raiders have a full week off before returning to action Thursday night, Dec. 14, at home against Menomonie. They will visit Rice Lake Tuesday, Dec. 19.