It was tough week of losses for the Viking boys hockey team last week.
The team first hosted and fell 10-2 to the Cambridge-Isanti Bluejackets. Brandon Kratzke scored a goal off an assist by Colten Danks, and Mitchell Patten scored with an assist by Tim Courtright.
Last Thursday the Vikings traveled to Rogers and were downed 13-3 by the Royals. Scoring goals were Jared Axberg, with assists by Brandon Timm and Brandon Waldo; Ryan Zentner, with the aid of Axberg; and Patten, with assists by Timm and Kratzke.
The team then traveled to the State Fairgrounds Coliseum last Saturday to face the St. Paul Como Park Cougars and lost 6-2.
Danks got one into the net assisted by Kratzke, and Kaleb Larson scored with assists by Alex Miller and Waldo.
The North Branch boys hockey team has a 1-4 overall record. The Vikings will host the Pine City/Rush City Dragons at Chisago Lakes Arena in Lindstrom at 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, before traveling to Richfield Ice Arena to face the Spartans at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18.