Lumberjacks continue strong start with a 5-2 victory over Chicago Steel

LocalSportsJournal.com

A sign of a good team is balanced scoring and that is what the Muskegon Lumberjacks have shown early on this season.

The Lumberjacks were led in their last contest by a two-goal performance by Mikael Hakkarainen.

Tonight Muskegon was paced by Brock Bremer and Jack Williams, who each scored twice in a 5-2 win over the Chicago Steel on Saturday at Fox Valley Ice Arena in Illinois.

The Lumberjacks are off to a strong 10-1 start, good for 20 points and first place in the USHL’s Eastern Conference.

Muskegon will host the Youngstown Phantoms next Friday and Saturday night at the L.C. Walker Arena. Both games are slated to start at 7:15 p.m.

The Lumberjacks opened the scoring at the 15:30 mark of the first period on a goal from Bremer to give Muskegon a 1-0 lead.

The Steel tied the game 1-1 on Robert Mastrosimone goal at the 6:55 mark of the second period.

Bremer scored his second goal of the contest at the 4:18 mark of the third period to give the Lumberjacks a 2-1 advantage.

Muskegon increased its lead to 3-1 at the 8:45 mark of the third period on a goal from Nolan Sullivan.

The Steel cut their deficit to 3-2 with a power play goal from Matteo Pietroniro 10:31 into the third stanza.

The Lumberjacks regained their two-goal advantage with a tally from Williams at the 16:02 mark of the third period.

Muskegon then closed out the scoring with an empty net goal from Williams with 18 seconds remaining.

The Lumberjacks had a slight 22-21 advantage in shots on goal.

Muskegon’s goaltender Brandon Bussi picked up the win in net, stopping 19 of 21 Chicago shots.

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