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WIAA hockey: Top-seeded Raider boys advance; girls upset

Raider captain Wyatt Dove celebrates the first of his two goals in Hudson’s 7-1 victory over Spooner Saturday at Gornick Arena. (Hudson Star-Observer photo by Bob Burrows)

The top-seeded Hudson boys’ hockey team defeated the Northwest Icemen (Spooner), 7-1, while the Raider girls saw their season come to an end with a 5-2 loss to Chippewa Falls/Menomonie in a pair of WIAA regional hockey games Saturday, Feb. 22, at Gornick Arena in Hudson.

The Raider boys advance to host fourth-seeded Superior, 3-2 winners over Chippewa Falls Saturday, in a sectional semifinal Tuesday, Feb. 25, at 7 p.m. at Gornick Arena.

Wyatt Dove had two goals and an assist, Adam Lipps scored twice and Iver Baribeau picked up three assists as the Raiders rolled over the ninth-seeded Icemen.

Jack Cernohous tallied a goal and an assist in the victory and Charlie Singerhouse and Cam Duncan had one goal each while Tanner Hanson, Trey LaBarge and Bradley Jacobson earned two assists apiece.

Hudson goaltender Mac Alboreo finished with 17 saves as the Raiders outshot the Icemen, 38-18.

In the girls’ regional final earlier in the day, No. 8 seed Chippewa Falls/Menomonie scored four power play goals and added an empty-netter late to knock off top-seeded Hudson, 5-2.

The Raiders trailed 2-0 after two periods of play before Sydney Squires scored 32 seconds into the third to cut the Cardinal lead in half. Katie Meierotto’s goal with 6 minutes, 26 seconds remaining pulled Hudson to within a goal again, 3-2, but a late Raider penalty led to the Cardinals’ fourth power play goal with 1:49 left, and Chippewa Falls/Menomonie added an empty-netter with 23 seconds remaining to make the final 5-2.

Chippewa Falls/Menomonie moves on to face No. 5 seed Superior in the sectional semifinals Tuesday, Feb. 25, while the Raiders end the season with a record of 15-7-2.

See the Feb. 27 print edition of the Hudson Star-Observer for more on both games.

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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