The Muskegon Lumberjacks won their fifth straight game, defeating the defending Clark Cup champion Sioux Falls Stampede 4-2 on Friday at the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center.
Muskegon will look to complete a sweep against the Stampede on Saturday on the road. Faceoff is slated for 8:05 p.m.
The Lumberjacks opened the scoring 17:41 into the first period on a goal from Tanner Edwards to give Muskegon a 1-0 lead.
Sioux Falls quickly responded at the 19:02 mark of the first period to tie the game 1-1 on a Brenden Olson tally.
The Stampede scored the lone goal of the second period to take a 2-1 lead heading into the third period after an Isaac Henkemeyer-Howe goal.
The Lumberjacks finished the game strong, scoring three third period goals. Christophe Fillion (8:29), AJ Hodges (9:35) and Edwards (19:19) each found the back of the net for Muskegon.
Muskegon’s goaltender Noah Giesbrecht stopped 27-of-29 shots. The Lumberjacks outshot Sioux Falls by a 33-29 margin.