The Muskegon Lumberjacks capped off a very successful weekend on Saturday with a 6-2 victory over Green Bay on the road, thanks to a big second period.
The game was tied 2-2 after one period, but Muskegon exploded for four unanswered goals in the second to secure the victory and the weekend sweep. The Lumberjacks also beat Green Bay in overtime on Friday.
Muskegon is now 24-12-3 on the season, good for 51 points in the USHL’s Eastern Conference standings. The two wins left the Jacks in a tie with Green Bay for second place at 51 points apiece. Chicago is first with 62 points.
The teams traded goals in the first period. Green Bay’s John Mittelstadt led off the scoring with a goal just 2:56 into the game. Muskegon’s Jacob Guevin answered with a tally at the 5:38 mark.
Green Bay pulled ahead 2-1 just 20 seconds later with a goal from Ryan Greene, then Tanner Kelly scored the equalizer for the Lumberjacks at the 18:50 mark.
The score was 2-2 after one period, then it was all Lumberjacks.
Muskegon sniper Danil Guschin scored just 34 seconds into the second period to put the Jacks on top for good. Also scoring for Muskegon in the period were Quinn Hutson (10:04), Dylan Wendt (17:08) and Cristian Tellier (17:18).
The third period was scoreless. Muskegon had a 37-32 shot advantage in the game.
Lumberjacks goalie Jan Skorpik stopped 30 of 32 shots to collect the victory.