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WIAA State Hockey: Raiders roll in opener

Hudson senior Aaron Squires (15) beats St. Mary's Springs goalie Colin Ahern for his second goal of the game in the Raider's 7-1 victory over the Ledgers in a WIAA State Tournament quarterfinal game Thursday, March 1, at Alliant Energy Center in Madison. Bob Burrows / RiverTown Multimedia

Aaron Squires and Cole Danielson scored two goals each as Hudson used a three goal second period to beat St. Mary's Springs, 7-1, in a WIAA Boys Hockey State Tournament quarterfinal game Thursday, March 1, at Alliant Energy Center in Madison.

Danielson scored his first goal 10 minutes into the game and Bennett Schrank banged home a rebound three minutes later to give Hudson a 2-0 first period lead.

The Raiders broke the game open in the second period, starting with senior Joe Martin scoring his first goal of the season at the 2:42 mark. Squires scored on a wrister from the right circle less than a minute later and netted his second goal midway through the period before St. Mary's Springs scored its only goal of the game to make it 5-1 after two.

Carter Maack put home the rebound of a shot by Danielson midway through the third period and Danielson scored on a breakaway with under four minutes remaining to make the final 7-1.

Raider goalie AJ Cohen made nine saves as Hudson outshot St. Mary's Springs, 38-10.

The Raiders will face Verona in a state semifinal game Friday, March 2. Verona defeated Green Bay Notre Dame, 4-1, in their quarterfinal matchup.

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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