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Boys hockey: Slide continues

Another uneven performance left Rosemount on the short end of a 5-0 South Suburban Conference loss to Eastview Thursday night at Rosemount Community Center.

The Irish, still playing without several regulars due to various injuries, fell behind by a goal five minutes into the game and never recovered as they lost their fifth straight game.

"I just thought we came out flat that game. That's basically it," Rosemount coach Scott Macho said. "Once we got some momentum going, then a silly penalty would take it away from us.... We're not getting three full periods of effort put together, that's what it boils down to. The good thing is they're realizing it and hopefully we can start making some adjustments."

Adjustments are especially needed on the offensive end as the Irish have scored just three goals in five games -- all losses -- since beating Chaska 6-2 on Dec. 6.

"In practice, all we've been working on is scoring drills," Macho said. "We're trying to encourage the kids to get to the net as much as they can. Hopefully the pucks start going in for us."

Goaltender Tom Fraune stopped 26 shots for the Irish, who are back in action this week at the Duluth Heritage Classic. They opened the eight-team tournament with game against Andover Tuesday afternoon. Results will appear in next week's edition of the Rosemount Town Pages.