The Muskegon Lumberjacks have been winning a lot of games lately, but the Sioux City Musketeers have been on an absolute tear.LSJ Logo incert

The Jacks were unable to slow down the Musketeers on Friday night, fallingjacks-transparent behind early and dropping a 4-1 decision at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa.

Sioux City, the first-place team in the USHL’s Western Conference, won its eighth straight game and is now 9-1 in its last 10 games.

The Lumberjacks, second in the Eastern Conference, had their three-game winning streak snapped. They are now 11-6 overall and four points behind first-place Chicago in the conference race.

The two teams will have a rematch in Sioux City on Saturday at 8:05 p.m. EST.

The Musketeers jumped on the Lumberjacks early with three first-period goals, from Marcel Godout (2:32) and Kristian Pospisil, who scored at the both 5:32 and 18:02.

Muskegon pulled goalie Adam Brizgala after the second goal, in favor of Keith Petruzzelli, who finished the game for the Jacks.

Andrei Svechnikov scored the Lumberjacks’ lone goal on a power play at 3:48 of the second period, with assists from Bo Hanson and Copper Zech.

Phillip Knies finished the scoring for Sioux City with an open-net goal at 19:41 of the third period.

Svechnikov was given a double major and ejected from the game in the third period for checking from behind.