One shot on goal.
That’s all Hudson allowed in its 6-0 victory over University School of Milwaukee in their WIAA Division 1 state semifinal Friday morning at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison.
USM’s only shot came in the first period, but the Wildcats were still probably feeling pretty good about themselves considering they were tied 0-0 with the Raiders at the end of the first despite being outshot 16-1.
But that feeling went away quickly in the second period.
Hudson scored three times in the second period and three more in the third while outshooting the Wildcats 49-1 for the game. The final 5 minutes, 8 seconds was played with running time as the defending champion Raiders advanced to the state title game for the fourth time in six years.
Hudson will face Madison Edgewood for the Division 1 state title Saturday at approximately 2:30 p.m. Edgewood defeated Green Bay Notre Dame in Friday’s second semifinal.
Carter Mears broke the scoreless tie with USM with a shot from the point 2:45 into the second period, with an assist from Mathew Mauer, before a Mears’ power play goal made it a 2-0 game at the 10:45 mark. Alex Pottratz scored less than two minutes later, assisted by Harry Ross and Brecken Meyer, to extend Hudson’s lead to 3-0 after two.
The Raiders continued to dominate in the third period. Max Giblin scored 2:44 into the period with an assist from Mauer and Ross found the back of the net three minutes later with Carson Strapon assisting before Meyer’s power play goal with 5:08 remaining, off an assist from Ross, sent it to running time.
The Raiders played a penalty-free game while going 2-for-5 on the power play.
Hudson and Madison Edgewood both take records of 22-3-0 into Saturday’s state title game.