The Muskegon Lumberjacks have been pretty unstoppable on the road so far this season, winning five games away from the L.C. Walker Arena.LSJ Logo incert

But their road magic ran out on Friday night against the Dubuque Fighting Saints.jacks-transparent

The Jacks allowed a pair of second period goals, including a shorthanded tally, and fell 2-1 to the Fighting Saints at the Mystique Ice Arena in Dubuque, Iowa.

The two teams will square off again Saturday night at 8:25 p.m. EST.

Muskegon, which is now 5-2 on the road this season, dropped to 8-5 overall. The Lumberjacks have 16 points and are in third place in the USHL’s Eastern Conference.

The first period ended in a scoreless tie, with Dubuque outshooting the Jacks 7-4.

The Fighting Saints got on the board first with a goal from Colin Theisen at the 2:57 mark of the second period.

The Lumberjacks responded about five minutes later with an unassisted goal from Colin Adams to tie the game 1-1.

Dubuque regained its lead at 2-1 with a shorthanded strike from Theisen at the 16:16 mark of the second stanza. The third period was scoreless.

The Fighting Saints outshot Muskegon by a 23-21 margin.

Dubuque’s goaltender Jaxon Castor stopped 20 shots for the victory, while Lumberjacks netminder Adam Brizgala made 22 saves.