The Muskegon Lumberjacks were 30 seconds away from getting out of Sioux Falls with a victory on Saturday night.LSJ Logo incert

But their recent bad luck against the Stampede continued, with the hosts scoring in the final minute of regulation to tie the score, then adding an overtime goal in overtime to beat the Jacks 2-1.

Sioux Falls, which swept the Clark Cup finals against Muskegon last season, also beat the Lumberjacks on Friday.

Muskegon, now 10-9-2 on the season, got a point in the standings for the overtime loss.

The first period was scoreless.

Four minutes into the second period, the Lumberjacks second-leading scorer, Collin Adams, netted his eighth goal of the season, giving Muskegon a 1-0 lead. Dante Palecco notched the assist on the goal.

The Stampede pulled their goalie late in the third period, and scored with thirty seconds to go in the game, to force overtime.

The overtime frame featured fast-paced, back-and-forth hockey, with chances on both ends. With less than one minute to go before a shootout, Sioux Fall’s Josh Passolt wristed one into the back of the net, and handed the Lumberjacks the overtime loss.