Staff report

The good news is the Hudson ice hockey team's five-game losing streak is over.

Unfortunately, that was the only good news for first-year Explorers head coach Bobby Lyle.

Hudson improved to 14-11-2 after posting a 7-5 victory over Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy Jan. 29 at Kent State University Ice Arena.

The Explorers started off smoothly enough as they stormed out of the gates to take a 4-1 lead.

Let's just say it got much harder for Hudson the rest of the way.

The Royals rallied and tied the game heading into the final period.

"We got out to a lead in the first period even though we were a little lackadaisical," Lyle said. "And then we got a little too comfortable in the second period."

The Explorers got it together again in the final 15 minutes, but CVCA certainly didn't make it easy.

"CVCA played like we need to play," Lyle said. "They got to every loose puck and took advantage of every opportunity they had."

Bo Lori scored two of his three goals in the first period for Hudson. He also had an assist.

Connor Ganley and Matt Murphy also had a goal and an assist for the Explorers. Chris Warfield and Anthony Giaimo each scored once.

John Calabro had three assists and Cole Mackay had two assists. Mikey Gaffney and Brent Zubal each had one assist.

Hudson goaltender Austin Ganley made 23 saves.

"You can never complain about a win, but we can't take nights off. We need to have more of a sense of urgency."

The Explorers were scheduled to conclude the regular season with two Red North East Division games.

They are set to host Mentor Feb. 2 and Parma Heights Holy Name Feb. 3 at Kent State University Ice Arena. Results were not available at press time.


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