Hudson hockey advances at state
Aaron Grounds, Dan Lienemann, George Nuutinen and Cole Danielson each scored a goal and Anthony Howard recorded his fourth straight postseason shutout as the Raider boy's hockey team blanked Eau Claire Memorial, 4-0, in a WIAA State Hockey quarterfinal game Thursday, night, March 2, at Alliant Energy Center in Madison.
Grounds gave Hudson a 1-0 lead 9:25 into the first period, assisted by Grady Gornick, before Lienemann knocked home the rebound of Grounds' shot for a power play goal at 11:43. Chase Blackmun also got an assist.
Nuutinen's goal came off a scramble in front of the net in the final minute of the second period with Isaiah Bewell assisting, before Danielson tallied a shorthanded goal with assists from Blackmun and Ben Lundeen at the 9:39 mark of the third.
Howard stopped all 11 shots he faced as the Raiders outshot the Old Abes, 31-11.
Hudson will play Wausau West in the state semifinals Friday, March 3, at approximatley 7:15 p.m. Waukesha North and Sun Prairie will meet in the first semifinal at 5 p.m.
The state championship game will be played Saturday, March 4, at 2:15 p.m.