Local Sports Journal
The Muskegon Lumberjacks had a one-goal lead in the latter stages of the second period, but could not hold on in their USHL Fall Classic opener.
In the end, Waterloo skated off with a 4-2 victory over the Jacks in a game played in Sioux City, Iowa.
Tyler Heinonen scored the game’s first goal at 7:21 of the opening period. Michael Brodzinski and Adam Gilmour assisted.
After Waterloo tied it, Muskegon’s Niklas Folin scored an unassisted goal to give the Jacks a 2-1 lead.
From that point, Waterloo scored the game’s final three goals, including an empty netter in the game’s final minute.
Muskegon goaltender Tyler Parks stopped 21 of the 24 shots he faced.
Muskegon outshot Waterloo 29-25.
The Lumberjacks face Sioux Falls at 5 p.m. Friday in their second game of the three-game slate.