Cardinals two wins away from state hockey crown

Feb. 25—HUDSON — The Chippewa Falls boys hockey team is on a mission. And that mission is about accomplished.

The Cardinals are just two wins away from being crowned Division 1 state champions. They easily handled Stevens Point, shutting them out, 4-0, in their sectional final game at the Hudson Sports and Civic Arena Saturday afternoon.

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