After a win last Saturday, the Muskegon Lumberjacks were hoping their slump was behind them.
But they suffered their fifth defeat in their past six games Friday with a 3-2 loss to host Sioux City in the first game of a six-game road trip.
Muskegon is now 27-17-4 on the season, good for 58 points and fourth place in the USHL’s Eastern Conference. They still have a nine point edge in the race for the final playoff spot.
Sioux City’s Sebastian Repo opened the scoring at 11:31 of the first period.
Muskegon’s Ryan Siroky tied the game at 1-1 at 17:33 of the first period. Matheson Iacopelli was credited with the lone assist on the goal.
The score was 1-1 after the first period.
The Musketeer’s Joe Snively gave Sioux City a 2-1 lead with a goal at 15:13 of the second period.
Muskegon’s Christian Wolanin tied the game at 2-2 with a power play goal with two minutes left in the second period. Griffen Molino and Matej Paulovic picked up the assists on the goal.
The third period ended in a scoreless tie.
Siuox City’s Robert Carpenter scored the game winning goal in overtime at the 1:49 mark.
The Jacks outshot the Musketeers 46-43.
Musketeer’s goalie Collin Olson stopped 44-of-46 Lumberjacks shots to get the win. Eric Schierhorn stopped 40 of 43 shots for the Lumberjacks.