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Raider boys skate past Menomonie

The Raider boys’ hockey team played just one game last week but made it a good one by beating Menomonie, 3-1, in its Big Rivers Conference opener Thursday in Menomonie.

The Raiders, now 2-0-1 overall, jump back into action with three games this week beginning this past Tuesday, Dec. 17, at Rice Lake. They host third-ranked Eau Claire Memorial Thursday, Dec. 19, at 7 p.m. before visiting New Richmond for a nonconference game Saturday, Dec. 21, at 3 p.m.

Head coach Brooks Lockwood said he was pleased with the Raiders’ effort in their win last Thursday over Menomonie. Senior Charlie Singerhouse scored a pair of first period goals and assisted on a third period goal by junior Adam Lipps while junior goaltender JJ Daulton finished with 16 saves.

The Mustangs were coming off a 6-0 victory over a tough Eau Claire Regis/McDonell team but Lockwood said the Raiders were able to control the pace of play and outshot Menomonie, 35-17.

“We had a good pace throughout the game and we played as a disciplined group with good energy,” he said. “We managed to limit their shot total while keeping ours where we wanted it.”

Singerhouse scored at 5:47 and 13:12 of the first period, both unassisted, before Dove extended Hudson’s lead to 3-0 with a goal at the 11:42 mark of the third, assisted by Singerhouse and Wyatt Dove. Menomonie scored with less than four minutes remaining to make the final 3-1.

“Overall I was happy with our effort,” Lockwood said. “We would still like to see more pucks go in the other team’s net, but if we keep playing this way it will eventually come.”

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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