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Five Raiders make All-Big Rivers Conference hockey team

Hudson junior A.J. Romanoski (2) fires a wrist shot on net in the first period of the Raiders’ 7-3 loss to Superior in a WIAA sectional semifinal game Tuesday night, Feb. 25, at Gornick Arena. (Hudson Star-Observer photo by Bob Burrows)

Five members of the Raider boys hockey team have been named to 2013-14 All-Big Rivers Conference teams by the conference coaches.

Senior forward Charlie Singerhouse and senior defenseman Jack Cernohous were named to the All-BRC First Team and junior forward Wyatt Dove was named to the Second Team while junior defenseman A.J. Romanoski and junior goaltender J.J. Daulton received Honorable Mention.

Singerhouse and Cernohous were joined by Eau Claire North goaltender Bryce Kamenick, Eau Claire Memorial defenseman Chuck Bennis, Rice Lake forward Jordan Fader and forward Jacob Bresser, the BRC Player of the Year, on the six-player first team.

“I was very impressed with how consistent they were throughout the season and the rest of the conference took notice,” Raider coach Brooks Lockwood said about the Hudson pair.

Singerhouse led the Raiders in goals (15) and total points (30) while averaging a team-high 1.43 points per game. His three shorthanded goals and three game-winning goals were also tops on the team.

Cernohous had five goals and 13 assists this season from his blue line position. Seven of his 13 assists came on the power play, best on the team, while he also scored two power play goals.

Dove finished the season as the Raiders’ second-leading scorer with 10 goals and 15 assists for 25 points to earn a spot on the All-BRC Second Team.

“His all-around play had an impact there,” Lockwood said about Dove’s selection.

Daulton appeared in 14 games and posted a record of 6-1-1 with two shutouts, a 0.93 goals against average and a .955 save percentage.

“J.J. was rewarded for the goaltending he had in conference play, especially in a big game against the conference champs,” Lockwood said, highlighting a 44-save effort by the junior in a 2-1 loss to Eau Claire Memorial Feb. 4.

Romanoski earned honorable mention after being named to the All-BRC Second Team as a junior in 2012-13. The defenseman finished with six goals and 14 assists for 20 points this season.

“A.J., I feel, is one of the top all-around players in the conference,” Lockwood said. “I thought he may have deserved a little higher recognition here but it was a good year for defensemen in the Big Rivers.”

Eau Claire Memorial’s Mike Schwengler and Rice Lake’s Ryan Parker shared the BRC’s Coach of the Year Award. The Old Abes won the conference title with a record of 11-1-0 while Hudson and Rice Lake tied for second at 9-2-0.

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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