Lumberjacks waste good goaltending, drop second straight game to Sioux City

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Muskegon Lumberjacks goaltender Keith Petruzzelli’s 41-save performance kept his team in the game during Saturday night’s rematch against the Sioux City Musketeers.LSJ Logo incert

But the Lumberjacks failed to put the puck in the net and fell 2-0 to the hostjacks-transparent Musketeers at the Tyson Event Center in Sioux City, Iowa.

The victory completed a two-night sweep for the Musketeers over the Lumberjacks. Sioux City has now won nine games in a row.

Muskegon fell to 11-7 on the season and from second to third place in the USHL’s Eastern Conference.

The Lumberjacks, who were shut out for the first time this season, will look to salvage a win out west on Sunday against the Omaha Lancers. Faceoff will be at 6:05 p.m. EST.

The Musketeers opened the scoring on a power play goal from Jacob Wilson at the 10:28 mark of the first period.

Eeli Tolvanen scored an empty-net goal for Sioux City with 50 seconds remaining in the game to put the game on ice.

Sioux City outshot the Lumberjacks by a 43-22 margin. Musketeers’ goaltender Matiss Kivlenieks stopped all 22 Muskegon shots to pick up the shutout victory.

 

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