Hudson senior Evan Zik had the kind of game most defensemen only dream about last Tuesday at Rice Lake.
Zik scored four goals as the Raider boys' hockey team rallied from a two-goal deficit to score five goals in the third period on its way to a 6-4 victory over the Warriors.
The Raiders didn't fare as well Saturday night in Eau Claire, dropping a 3-0 decision to Eau Claire North despite outshooting the Huskies 34-17.
Hudson, now 4-7-0 in the Big Rivers Conference, 6-12-0 overall, played a nonconference game at New Richmond Tuesday night (Feb. 9) and will return to BRC play Thursday, Feb. 11 at Chippewa Falls (2-7-1, 8-10-1).
Hudson drew seventh seed in the WIAA regional bracket and will host No. 10 Spooner on Tuesday, Feb. 16, at 7 p.m. in a regional semifinal game. The winner will face No. 2 New Richmond Thursday, Feb. 18, in New Richmond.
Last Tuesday at Rice Lake, Zik had four goals and Adam Dardine dished out four assists in the Raiders' come-from-behind 6-4 victory over the Warriors.
"Evan Zik was amazing," Hudson coach Mike Stoskopf said. "For a defenseman to score four goals is very rare. I believe it is the first time I have seen it at the high school level His first goal was shorthanded and it was pure effort."
Spencer Korum added a goal and an assist in the win and Andrew Rodewald had a goal while Phil McSorley had two assists and Michael Hommes had one.
Hudson was behind most of the night, trailing 1-0 after the first period, 2-1 after two and 3-1 early in the third before erupting for five goals.
Raider goalie Matt Strachota finished with 17 saves as Hudson outshot Rice Lake 35-21.
Saturday in Eau Claire, Husky goalie Sam Nelson stopped all 34 Raider shots he faced as North blanked Hudson 3-0.
Eau Claire North scored a pair of shorthanded goals to take a 2-0 lead at the end of one and added a power play goal in the final minute of the game.
Strachota stopped 15 of the 17 shots he faced while Luke Kishel made two saves and allowed a goal in relief.