HURON - The Aberdeen Cougars boys' hockey team started the season with three losses and no goals.
The Cougars lost 8-0 to College Louis Riel and 9-0 to Thunder Bay on Friday at Huron in the Rooster Cup. They followed that up with a 3-0 loss to Duluth early Saturday morning as the Rooster Cup play continued.
We're having trouble playing three solid periods of hockey, said Cougar boys' coach Steve Salwei, who is in his first season with the boys' program after many years with the girls' team. We're not staying focused and not paying attention to the play. We're working on the team coming together and playing like a team.
Both Trevor Batty and Eric Milbrandt have seen time in the goal for the Cougars.
We can start a play but you have to follow through and finish the play whether you dig the puck out of the corner or look for a clear passing lane rather than waiting for a second or two. It's the little details. We'll get it. We're working on those things and it'll come, said Salwei.
The Cougars wrap up play in the Rooster Cup against Deloraine today at 11 a.m. at the Odde Ice Center in the first home action of the season.
It's always better to be home than away, said Salwei. Hopefully, that will help out.