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Boys hockey: Irish rout Shakopee, fall to South

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Boys hockey: Irish rout Shakopee, fall to South
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The Rosemount boys hockey team slipped to 0-3 in the South Suburban Conference after being doubled up 6-3 at Lakeville South Saturday at Dakota Ice Arena.


The Irish overcame a two-goal deficit to tie the game on Anthony Winters' goal late in the second period, but the Cougars responded with a goal just over a minute later and reeled off three straight over the first five minutes of the third to take a 6-2 lead.

Ted Schultz got Rosemount on the board 12:13 into the second and Zach Bichler tacked on goal No. 3 with four seconds left. Tom Linder and Luke Meade provided assists.

Torin Anderson got the start in goal and saved 20 of 25 shots before giving way to Tom Fraune for the final 14 minutes, 51 seconds. Fraune stopped five of six shots.

The Irish ended a two-game losing streak with a 9-1 rout of Shakopee last Thursday at Shakopee Ice Arena. The nine goals were the most a Rosemount team has scored since a 10-0 win over Bloomington Kennedy in December of 2007.

Lukas Gillett paced the visitors with a hat trick. He scored twice on the power play in the second period and then added another on a pass from Bryan Herman in the third.

Six other Rosemount players scored single goals: Justin Crowell, Bichler,Linder, Garrett Eiden, Winters and Austin Anderson. Ryan Foley had three assists and Herman, Winters and Meade each added two.

Anderson played all 51 minutes in goal and stopped 20 of 21 Shakopee shots.

The Irish traveled to Prior Lake Tuesday and are back at home tonight for a non-conference game against Woodbury.

Matt Steichen
Matt Steichen has been the sports editor at the Farmington Independent and Rosemount Town Pages since 2007. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communications from Briar Cliff University in Sioux City, Iowa. He has previously been a sports writer at the Sioux City Journal and Le Mars Daily Sentinel and the sports editor at the Austin Daily Herald.
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