Lumberjacks road struggles continue with a 4-1 loss to Omaha

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The Muskegon Lumberjacks have not been playing their best hockey on the road of late.

LSJ Logo incertMuskegon, which won four of its first six road games, came into Saturday night’s game losing four of its last five games away from the L.C. Walker Arena.

The Lumberjacks continue their struggles on the road, losing to the Omaha Lancers 4-1 at Ralston Arena.

Muskegon is now 13-10 on the season, good for 26 points and third place in the USHL’s Eastern Conference.Muskegon Lumberjacks

The Lumberjacks will look overturn their road woes on Thursday morning against the Youngstown Phantoms. Puck drop will be 10:00 a.m. EST.

Omaha opened the scoring on a goal from Brian Matthews at the 15:06 mark of the first period to give the Lancers a 1-0 lead.

The Lancers increased their lead to 2-0 with a goal by Erlends Klavins 6:19 into the second period.

Mitch Perrault added a goal another Lancer goal 2:28 later to give Omaha a 3-0 advantage.

The Lumberjacks responded at the 17:33 mark of the second period on an unassisted goal from Matt Steeves to cut Muskegon’s deficit to 3-1 heading into the third period.

The Lancers closed out the scoring with an empty net goal by Austin Alger at the 18:01 mark of the third period.

Omaha goaltender Tommy Nappier stopped 17 of 18 Lumberjack shots, while Muskegon’s Adam Brizgala stopped 17 of 20 shots.

 

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