CADILLAC — Still with only eight skaters, and only one goalie, the Lakeshore Badgers co-op ice hockey team was up against it playing Cadillac on the road Monday night.

The numbers game proved more than the Badgers could overcome against a Vikings team looking to break a two-game winning streak.

Despite the 6-0 loss, which sent them spiraling to a 2-11 record, the Badgers had some good signs. Number one, they kept everyone on the ice with only one penalty for the game.

“We’ve struggled at times with penalties, and been on the penalty kill far too often than we want to be,” Lakeshore coach Bill Shriver said.

“But, the kids really kept their composure tonight. They could easily have allowed frustration to seep into their play, and cause them to take unnecessary penalties. It was good to see them play hard, but clean.”

Lakeshore will see the Vikings again Friday night, but this time they’ll have more skaters as three return before the contest and Shriver is hoping that will make a difference.