Boys hockey: Injuries adding to insult for IrishRosemount boys struggling and continue to deal with losing games and players
By: Brian Hall, Rosemount Town Pages
It is hard to imagine this season being any tougher for the Rosemount boys hockey team.
The winless Irish have struggled mightily at times this season. Other times they have played teams close, only to lose a host of one-goal games.
What is lost in just looking at the record is the behind-the-scenes struggles. Already inexperienced, Rosemount has also had to deal with injuries this season.
“All year,” Irish coach Scott Macho said his team has dealt with injuries. “There’s only been one game where we had everyone in the lineup.”
At this time, Rosemount is missing four players, and now there are three more losses.
Last week, the Irish lost to Eagan, 2-0, and Brainerd, 3-0. Tuesday was an 8-1 loss to undefeated and No. 1 Bloomington Jefferson.
“We’ve had one goal in the last few games, we’re really struggling and we’ve added injuries on top of it,” Macho said. “It seems when we get everybody back, then another injury comes and takes us out again. It makes it tough.”
After two scoreless games, the Irish did find the back of the net against a Jefferson team that had allowed just 15 goals all season.
Brady Loew scored in the second, with assists to Mike Cossalter and Grant Weierke.