Local Sports Journal

Dramatic victories are becoming a habit for the Muskegon Lumberjacks.

Last weekend they came from three goals behind in the third period to beat Des Moines, then stole a 3-2 overtime shootout victory against powerful Waterloo the next night.

The Jacks did it again Friday, rallying from a two-goal deficit in the third period to steal a 4-3 victory from the Tri-City Storm in Kearney, Neb.

Matej Paulovic scored what would prove to be the winning goal midway through the third period to complete the comeback.

The teams were tied 1-1 after the first period, following goals by Muskegon’s Christian Wolanin and Tri-City’s Daniel Fritz.

Tri-City took a two-goal lead in the second period on goals by Daniel Lobasky and Conner Valesano.

But Muskegon roared back in the third with goals by Christopher Dodero, Adam Larkin and Paulovic.

Goalie Eric Schierhorn stopped  29 Tri-City shots to get the win. Muskegon outshot Tri-City 42-32.

The  Lumberjacks improved to 23-22-4 on the season.