Hudson defensman Carter Maack's shootout goal against St. Michael-Albertville goaltender Blake Marhula was the difference in winning the tournament after finishing overtime tied 3-3. Photo by Mark Hvidsten, SportsEngine
St. Michael-Albertville's Adam Flammang (11) celebrated his second-period goal, one of two in the game. Photo by Mark Hvidsten, SportsEngine
After three periods of hockey, the Schwan's Cup Silver Division championship contest between Hudson and St. Michael-Albertville was tied 3-3. After eight minutes of overtime, the score did not budge.
And then it took four rounds of a shootout — including seven straight misses — to finally determine a tournament winner.
Carter Maack's goal in the fourth round of the shootout gave Hudson the tourney hardware over St. Michael-Albertville at Ridder Arena on the campus of the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis Tuesday night.
Raiders goalie AJ Cohen came up with four consecutive shootout saves to preserve the win.
"As the guy would come down [the ice], I tried to be aggressive but still wait for him to make the first move," said Cohen, who finished with 31 saves in regulation. "After making the first save, it gives you confidence — and it makes the shooters on the other team nervous."
The Raiders' first three shootout attempts also failed to click, putting the pressure on Maack to end the contest.
"I knew I had to do something to make it happen," he said. "In a shootout, I usually go down the left side, fake a shot, then go backhand to forehand — and put it in the net."
After finishing overtime tied 3-3, Hudson's Carter Maack scored in the fourth round of a shootout to give the Raiders the tourney crown over St. Michael-Albertville in the Schwan's Cup Silver Division championship at Ridder Arena in Minneapolis Tuesday night.
Hudson, the two-time defending state champion in Wisconsin, moved to 6-3-1 on the season and won its second straight tournament crown after claiming the Bronze division title at last year’s Schwan’s Cup.
Sam Ross, Cole Danielson and Payton Hanson scored for the Raiders in regulation.
Adam Flammang scored a pair of goals for St. Michael-Albertville (7-3-1, 4-1-0). Teammate Nick LaMere contributed with a third-period tally.
AJ Cohen finished with 31 saves in regulation for Hudson; he also stopped all four shots he faced in the shootout. Blake Marhula finished with 29 saves in regulation for St. Michael-Albertville.
Adam Flammang (11) put a shot on Hudson goaltender AJ Cohen. Cohen finished the game with 31 saves. Photo by Mark Hvidsten, SportsEngine
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