Hudson Explorers Ice Hockey
1. Calabro 19
2. B. Dickens 15
3. Giaimo 14
3. Warfield 14
1. Warfield 19
1. Cole 19
3. B. Dickens 17
4. Calabro & Kotseos 15
1. Calabro 34
2. Warfield 33
3. B. Dickens 32
4. Cole 28
Feb 23, 2015 - EXPLORER'S SEASON ENDS
Hudson Hockey's season came to an unfortunate end in the 2nd round of the OHSAA District tournament to end the season record at 16-16-2. The Explorers fell to long time rival Kent Roosevekt by a score of 3-2 in dramatic fashion in the game's second overtime period. Kent Roosevelt started the game hot scoring two goals in the first six minutes of the game. After that, it was all Hudson during regulation as the Explorers came back to tie the game and was carrying the tempo of the game. Unfortunately, Kent outlasted the Explorers in overtime and lost with 7 seconds left in the frame. Despite the loss, Hudson played with a great tempo and carried the pace of the game. Seniors Blake Dickens and Chris Warfield each scored powerplay goals to bring the Explorers back in the game. Junior goalie Austin Ganley made many key saves throughout the the game and finished with 24 saves.
This unfortunately brings the Hudson Hockey careers to an end for our senior's Connor Kasarda, Chris Warfield, Jack Verser, Blake Dickens, John Calabro, Hunter Reed, Matt Murphy, Bret Lindemann, and Jack Loth. Thank you seniors for your efforts and what you have given to the Hudson Hockey program! See everyone next season!
Feb 18, 2015 - GCHSHL HONORS
The Greater Cleveland High School Hockey League recently released their All-Red Division and All-Red North team honors. Congratulations to all the Hudson players on their achievements and recognition as some of the top players in the league!
All Red League:
Matt Murphy, 1st team, Defense
Matt Murphy, 2nd team, Defense
Chandler Kotsoes, 2nd team, Forward
John Calabro, 3rd team, Forward
Harry Harr, 3rd team, Defense
Feb 12, 2015 - EXPLORERS ADVANCE IN BARON CUP TOURNAMENT
Hudson extended it's win streak to three games last night with a 3-0 win over rival Mentor in the opening round of the Baron Cup playoffs. The fourth seeded Explorers were able to make many crucial plays down the stretch against the fifth seeded Cardinals and connect for two power play goals. Seniors Chris Warfield and Blake Dickens continued to lead the injury ridden Explorers as Warfield scored two powerplay goals to give him ten points his last three games and Dickens tallied three assists to give him nine points his last three games. Freshman Colin Dickens also has been a huge factor the last three games stepping into a big role on the offense. His efforts were rewarded as he was able to bang home a rebound mid-way through the third period for his first career high school goal. Junior Austin Ganley was solid all night in net tallying 29 saves and his second shutout of the season. Senior John Calabro and Junior Harry Harr also tallied one assist on the night.
The Explorers look to make program history on Saturday as they are working to advance to their first ever GCHSHL Red Division Baron Cup final. Hudson will play a tough Rocky River team at 5:30pm. Hudson is 2-2 against the Pirates this season and look to win the overall series this Saturday! Everyone get outs to Brooklyn ice arena this Saturday at 5:00pm to support the Explorers!
Feb 9, 2015 - HUDSON FIGHTS OFF INJURIES
Hudson recently wrapped up the last week of the regular season, finishing the week 2-1. Hudson has been hit with the injury and flu bug as of late in which many different/young players have had to step up to new roles. The Explorers began the weekend with a rough 7-0 loss to rival Rocky River. However, the team would bounce back on Saturday as they beat Strongsville by a score of 5-3 on senior night. Although the victory was big, it was a great night to celebrate the hockey careers of our departing seniors Connor Kasarda, Chris Warfield, Jack Verser, Blake Dickens, John Calabro, Hunter Reed, Matt Murphy, Bret Lindemann, and Jack Loth. In front of a big crowd, seniors Blake Dickens (2 goals, 2 assists) and Chris Warfield (2 goals, 1 assist) provided the offensive punch the team needed. Hudson would carry the momentum from Saturday into the team's final regular season game of the year at Westlake. Senior John Calabro got back into the scoring column and put in 3 hard working goals to give him a team-leading 19 goals on the season. Warfield continued his strong play and had a career night registering 1 goal and 4 assists. Junior goalie Austin Ganley also had a great game making 33 saves in the net and also stopping a huge penalty shot late in the third period.
The Explorers (15-14-2) finished fourth in the Red North division and have qualified for the Baron Cup playoffs. The team will begin the tournament against long time rival Mentor on Wednesday night at 8:30pm. All Baron Cup games will be played at the Brooklyn Ice Arena. Get out to Brooklyn to support the Explorers as they look to take the program's first ever Red Division Baron Cup title!
Jan 26, 2015 - HUDSON EARNS TWO MORE WINS
Hudson continued its 2015 success by beating Orange in a non-league game by a score of 3-0, and also beat league opponent Solon by a score of 4-3. In Saturday's match up with Orange, Hudson outshot the Lion 55 to 12 but ran into a strong opposing goaltender who made many point blank saves to keep Orange in the game. Sophomore goalie Stroud Corr picked up his second win of the season and his first career shutout with the win.
The Explorers ended the weekend in a nail bitter with the Solon Comets. Hudson ran into one of the premiere players in the state, Zach Mandry who provided Solon with plenty of offense. However, Hudson's team offense prevailed as four different players tallied goals on the night. The game was tight all night long before Senior Blake Dickens buried the game winner with just over five minutes to play. Hudson was able to kill off two penalties at the end of the game through good team defense to preserve the win. Junior Austin Ganley was phenomenal in net registering 30 saves, including a couple game saving breakaway stops.
Hudson returns to action Thursday against Kent Roosevelt in a huge league game, then will host Brecksville on Friday. Come out and support the Explorers!
-Senior John Calabro pushed his point streak to 9 games as he leads the team with 28 points overall.
-Hudson continued its success in the New Year, and is now 6-1-2 in 2015.
Jan 20, 2015 - EXPLORERS TAKE 3RD PLACE AT STRONGSVILLE TOURNAMENT
Hudson recently wrapped up the Ehrnfelt Memorial Tournament hosted by Strongsville High School and took 3rd place overall in the six team tournament and finished 2-1-1 overall. Hudson's lone loss came in the opening round to Gahanna Lincoln by a score of 3-2. The boys would bounce back quickly as they beat the Eastside Stars the next day by a score of 6-2 behind the stellar play of Junior goalie Stroud Corr, who picked up his first win of the season. The highlights of the tournament however, would come against Columbus St. Francis DeSales. Hudson wrapped up the round robin portion of the tournament dramatically with a 3-3 tie vs St. Francis as Senior Chris Warfield scored with .9 seconds left. The dramatic finish set up the most entertaining game of the tournament in the 3rd place game. In a high scoring and back and forth game, Hudson and St. Francis were tied 6-6 through three periods of regulation and two overtime periods. The game then went to a shootout where Junior Austin Ganley made two huge saves and Senior Blake Dickens and Warfield scored on their shootout attempts to bring home the 7-6 win.
In a weekend of ups and downs, Hudson had many bright moments throughout the weekend.
Hudson looks to continue its winning ways this weekend in a non-league game vs Orange on Saturday and away at Solon in a huge division game!
Jan 13, 2015 - TEAM EFFORT LEADS HUDSON PAST SHAKER HEIGHTS
Hudson went into this past weekend looking to face two rival division opponents in Rocky River and Shaker Heights. However, due to weather the Explorer's game with Rocky River will be postponed until February 5th at 4:50pm at Kent State. Hudson was able to rally on Sunday to a 2-0 win over rival Shaker Heights, despite not playing for two days. Shaker Heights was coming off a big 8-0 win over Mentor from the previous day and looked to keep that going against the Explorers. Hudson had different plans as they came together to make many crucial plays throughout the game to get the win. Special teams played a big role in the game as Hudson was able to kill off 11 minutes worth of penalties and also score a 5 on 3 powerplay goal in the third. Senior's John Calabro (2 goals) and Matt Murphy (2 assists), lead the way by connecting for the game's only two goals in the third period. Junior Austin Ganley also collected his first shutout of the year with 25 saves.
Hudson returns to action this weekend in Strongsville for the annual Walter F. Erhnfelt tournament. Hudson will face three new opponents from out of town in what should be a fun filled weekend of hockey!
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