If Superior High School boys hockey coach Jason Kalin wanted to know how this year’s Spartans were going to match up against the top teams in Wisconsin, he got some pretty good new during the opening week of the season.
After losing to No. 6 Wausau West (4-3) and beating No. 8 Eau Claire Memorial (6-2) during the ECM Red Flint Tournament a week ago, the Spartans knocked off the top-ranked Hudson Raiders 3-1 Saturday, Dec. 1, at Wessman Arena.
While the over ECM snapped an eight-game winless skid against the Old Abes, the Spartans put an end to a seven-game skid (0-6-1) against the Raiders.
The last Spartans win over the Raiders was 2-1 in the 2015 sectional final at Hudson. That win came after losing twice to the Raiders during the regular season.
-Slideshow photo by Jed Carlson-