Hudson and Superior seem to be names that are two teams which have made numerous trips to Madison. This year, the #7 seed Superior was attempting to wear the "Cinderella" title in Madison, but #1 Hudson stood in the way.
The first period started out the way fans expected with a high pace, hard hitting and some finesse hockey game. The Raiders were able to score the only goal in the first period at 9:33, when Alex Pottratz and Harrison Ross assisted on Carson Strapon's goal. After this goal the teams took turns killing penalties, but Hudson clung to a one goal lead.
Hudson took advantage of a power play opportunity in the second period, as Carter Mears scored with Max Giblin and Brody Dietz assisting on the goal at 9:39. The Raiders scored another power play goal at 12:22. This time Giblin assisted on Brody Dietz's goal. Twice later in the period, Hudson thought they had increased their lead only to have the officials waive off the goals. Hudson led 3-0 at the end of two.
Max Giblin picked up his third point of the game, but this time it was a goal with an assist from Brody Dietz at 2:13 of the third. Superior broke into the scoring column with a power play goal by Drew Nelson with Braydon Hurtig and Trevor Durfee being credited with assists at 12:38. Sixty-five seconds later the deficit was reduced to 2, when George Hansen scored with an assist from Robert Powell. The Raiders final goal came at 14:59. Mathew Mauer lobbed a puck towards an empty net, Carter Mears followed the puck hoping to let it go in. Mears realized the puck was going to go wide left and tipped the puck into the net. Mears ended up with the goal, while Mauer and Zach Kochendorfer were credited with the assists.
The Raiders will be traveling to Madison after a 5-2 victory.