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Boys hockey: Rosemount takes its lumps in loss to Burnsville

Rosemount got on the board first in last Tuesday’s South Suburban Conference opener at Burnsville.

From there, it was all Blaze.

The home team netted 10 unanswered goals and rolled to a 10-1 rout of the Irish at Burnsville Ice Center.

A combination of the Irish’s inexperience and some costly penalties were to blame for the score getting so out of hand, according to second-year head coach Brad Stepan.

“We’re a young team. When you’ve got up to seven sophomores in the line you’re going to take your lumps at the beginning of the year. We were missing three of our top guys, so once we get them back we should be a better team,” he said. “We took a five-minute major penalty and at this level that’s going to kill you. They scored three goals during that time and the game was over.”

Burnsville tied the game 5:07 into the first period and the score remained 1-1 for the next 14 minutes. The five-minute major came early in the second and the Blaze ended up scoring five goals in the period to take a 6-1 lead into the third.

Rosemount goaltender Tom Fraune faced the onslaught of shots and finished with 37 saves.

Ryan Foley scored the lone Rosemount goal unassisted at the 3:50 mark of the first period. It was his second goal in as many games.

The Irish finished with 19 shots on goal.

Rosemount (0-2) traveled to Eden Prairie on Tuesday and host Lakville North for a South Suburban Conference game tonight at 7 o’clock.