Three of those goals were scored on Muskegon starting goalie Jan Skorpik, who was lifted in favor of backup Nate Reid just 4:30 into the game.
Team USA’s Logan Cooley scored the first goal of the second period, making the score 5-0. Muskegon’s Cristophe Tellier put the Jacks on the board with a goal, before USA’s Justin Janicke scored to give his team a 6-1 lead at the second break.
Owen Mehlenbacher and Tanner Kelly scored for the Lumberjacks in the third period, while Luke Hughes did the same for Team USA.
The loss broke a three-game winning streak for the Lumberjacks, who are now 13-7-1 on the season. They remain in second place in the USHL’s Eastern Conference with 27 points, three ahead of third-place Green Bay and three behind first-place Chicago.
The Jacks will host the Team USA Under-17 squad on Friday and Saturday night at Mercy Health Arena.