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Girls hockey starts 2-0

The Raider girls hockey team opened the season with a win at home and a win on the road against opponents on both sides of the St. Croix River last week.

Hudson defeated Hastings, 5-2, Thursday, Nov. 30, at Gornick Arena before shutting out Black River Falls, 2-0, Saturday, Dec. 2, on the road.

The Raiders will play their next two games at home, Saturday, Dec. 9, at 3 p.m. at Drewiske Arena against Superior before opening Big Rivers Conference play against the Eau Claire-Altoona Stars Thursday, Nov. 14, at 6 p.m. at Gornick Arena.

Last Thursday against Hastings, Dani Robson had a goal and two assists and Anna Wilgren had one goal and one assist in a season-opening 5-2 victory.

Sydney Hendricks opened the scoring with an unassisted goal midway through the first period to stake Hudson to a 1-0 lead but Hastings tied the score four minutes later. Julia Wareham put Hudson up 2-1, assisted by Robson, with 1:26 remaining in the first.

Hastings struck first in the second period to tie the score, 2-2, before Wilgren gave Hudson the lead for good with a power play goal at the 16:27 mark, assisted by Robson and Molly Schuett.

Robson scored on a power play 2:14 into the third period with Nikki Olund assisting before Gretta Mohrland added an empty-netter with 1:49 left off an assist from Wilgren.

Raider goalie Cassie Schultz made eight saves as Hudson outshot Hastings, 21-10.

Saturday at Black River Falls, Wilgren scored one goal and assisted on a goal by Hendricks in a 2-0 Hudson win.

Olund also earned an assist on Hendricks' goal 1:21 into the game. After a scoreless second period Wilgren scored at the 5:20 mark of the third, assisted by Bailee Dierks, to make the final 2-0.

Schultz recorded 16 saves to record her first shutout of the season as Hudson outshot Black River Falls, 42-16.

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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