Hudson was leading the Central Wisconsin Storm, 4-0, with about six minutes remaining last Saturday in Wausau when the Raiders were called for a tripping penalty.
"I asked the girls, 'do you hear that?'" head coach Greg Gamache said about the silence in the Storm's home rink. "And they said, 'what?' And I said 'exactly, we killed their spirit.'"
By that time Anna Wilgren had scored three goals, Sydney Hendricks had one, and Cassie Schultz had stopped everything the Storm had thrown at her. In the end, the Raiders left town with a 4-0 victory in a battle of the top two girls' teams in the state.
The victory was the 12th straight for Hudson and moved them ahead of Central Wisconsin and into the No. 1 spot in the state rankings. It also kept the Raiders unbeaten against Wisconsin opponents while handing the Storm their first loss against a Wisconsin team.