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Boys skate to fifth straight

Hudson freshman Hunter Danielson watches his shot deflect high and wide over the shoulder of Eau Claire North goalie Tyler Schreiter in the third period of the Raider boys hockey team's 4-1 win over the Huskies Thursday, Dec. 7, at Gornick Arena. Bob Burrows / RiverTown Multimedia

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.

Bob Burrows
Bob Burrows has been sports editor at the River Falls Journal since 1996 and at the Hudson Star-Observer since 2009. Prior to joining the Journal, Burrows served as sports editor with Ledger Publications in Balsam Lake, Wis. A native of Bayonne, N.J. and a U.S. Navy veteran, Burrows attended Marquette University before completing his studies at UW-River Falls in 1992.
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