Are the Muskegon Lumberjacks heating up at just the right time?
On Friday the Jacks tied their game in Green Bay with one second left, then won in overtime.
On Saturday they kept the momentum going.
Ryan Siroky’s game winning power play goal halfway through the third period propelled the Lumberjacks to a 3-1 victory over Green Bay to complete the two-game sweep.
The Lumberjacks are now 31-18-4, good for 66 points and third place in the USHL’s Eastern Conference. The victory moved them closer to clinching a playoff spot, with the magic number lowering to six points.
Robbie DeMontis opened the scoring for the Jacks at 17:58 of the first period. Max Humitz picked up the assist on the goal.
Green Bay’s Derek Barach tied the game at 1-1 at 10:10 of the second period.
Ryan Siroky gave the Jacks a 2-1 lead with a power play goal at 10:59 of the third period. Humitz and Trevor Hamilton assisted on the goal.
Christian Wolanin added an empty net goal with 19 seconds left to give the Jacks a 3-1 lead.
Muskegon goalie Eric Schierhorn picked up the victory, stopping 24 of 25 Green Bay shots.
The Jacks will return home next weekend to play Friday and Saturday games against the Des Moines Buccaneers. Faceoff is 7:15 p.m. for both games.