Lumberjacks clinch a winning season record by beating Madison 4-1

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The Muskegon Lumberjacks may not be going to the playoffs, but they’ve clinched another winning season.LSJ Logo incert

The Lumberjacks scored the final four goals of the game on Saturday to earn a 4-1 victory over the host Madison Capitols at Alliant Energy Center.

Muskegon is now 27-24-7 on the season, good for 61 points and sixth place in the USHL’s Eastern Conference, with two games remaining.

The victory assured the Jacks of a winning record for the fourth season in a row.

The Lumberjacks will close their season next weekend in Chicago on Friday and Des Moines on Saturday.

The Capitols opened the scoring in Saturday’s game with a goal by Alexandre Payusov 4:14 into the first period.

Muskegon responded with second period goals from Derek Daschke and Rem Pitlick at 7:05 and 16:36, respectively.

The Lumberjacks took a 3-1 lead on an unassisted goal from Jacob Coleman 7:18 into the third period.

Muskegon’s Tyler Irvine added an empty net goal with 1:18 left in the game.

Lumberjacks goaltender Devin Cooley picked up the win, stopping 30 of 31 shots.

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