June 18, 2012

Hudson Goes Red

Woody Hudson (6' 3", 215), a 1992-born forward from Rochester, NY, has committed to Cornell for 2013. He's a tough, physical player who brings a lot of energy to the rink and spent last season with the Indiana Ice (USHL), where he had a line of 62-11-8-19-121 in his rookie campaign and was a teammate of incoming freshman Christian Hilbrich.  He had originally committed to RIT last August but had a change of heart during the winter.

Prior to joining the Ice, Woody spent two years at Milton Academy where he helped the Mustangs to the New England Prep Championship his senior year, finishing third in team scoring with 16 goals and 18 assists. During the final, a 2-1 win over Kent, USHR provided some on-going commentary which included these two gems:

After one... A couple big hits involving the heavyweights... Woody Hudson leveled Mike McKee [6'5", 230].
After two... Kent really carried the play offensively... Milton's Hudson is doing his best to neutralize Kent's edge in physical play by just pummeling guys.
That being said, Woody's more than capable of contributing offensively and putting the puck in the net.

Before prep school Woody attended McQuaid, one of the Rochester area hockey powers. In his final year with McQuaid he was selected to the annual Scotty Bowman Showcase (featuring the top high school players from Rochester and Buffalo).

Woody will spend another year in the USHL and then become the third Indiana Ice alum on the 2013 roster, joining Brian Ferlin and Christian Hilbrich.

Welcome to the Big Red, Woody.

Thanks to Phil Fibiger for his super twitter sleuthing on this commitment.

Photo: USHL