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Oops, they did it again

By MJ Hammett, WiPH Staff, 03/03/18, 5:30PM CST


Back to back championships for Hudson

Two teams divided by about 60 miles of I-94 got together in Madison for a chance to claim another title for their school.

Hudson came in as the conference champion of the Big Rivers, while Eau Claire Memorial came in second in that conference .

So WHO would come out with a State Championship and have the bragging rights that trumped all?

The team that's been number 1 all year.

The Hudson Raiders.

Hudson led after one period, 2-1. Their first goal was scored when Cole Danielson picked up the puck behind the Memorial net, skated out and snapped off a shot that blew past goalie Trevor Hudecek for the 1-0 lead

The Abes did respond shortly after that. A few minutes later Max Savaloja was behind the Hudson defense in the offensive zone. When the puck came he got off a shot that AJ Cohen saved, but left a rebound that Savaloja put past him for the tie game.

Hudson's second goal was amazing effort by Peyton Hanson. He got off a shot that was stopped and bounced over the net. As he was lying on the ice after skidding into boards he took a swipe at the puck and it came out to Ben Lundeen, who tapped it in the net for a 2-1 lead thru one period.

Hudson came out in the second period and 1:01 into the period had a 3-1 lead on another Cole Danielson goal. The goal was deflected in by him on a shot  by Jack Flattum.

Hudson added another goal by Aaron Squires. The goal went under review and showed to be a good goal.

WiPH Game Summaries

With just 20 seconds left in the second period Hudson seemingly put the game away on a rebound goal by Joe Martin.

Cole Danielson added another goal early in the third. Flattum added another one off a shot off the rush from the mid circle right side.

7-1 lead. Running time.

Hudson is the first team since 2006 USM Wildcats to win a championship game in running time.

Hudson also is the first team to win back-to-back titles since the 1993-94-95 Superior Spartans who won three straight.

Hudson ends the season with a 26-1-1 season. Eau Claire Memorial ends another terrific season with a 25-3-2 record.