The Muskegon Lumberjacks’ wild road trip in Madison continued to raise eyebrows on Saturday in their 6-4 loss.
On Friday, the Jacks gave up four goals in the final 10 minutes of a 6-3 loss to the second-place Capitols.
Saturday was even more bizarre as Muskegon gave up five first-period goals. Thankfully, Muskegon tallied three goals of its own to stay in the game.
Once again, penalties hurt Muskegon as they found the box in the first two minutes of the contest and instantly trailed 1-0. Ben Dexheimer scored just nine seconds into the power play for Madison.
After giving up two goals in the first three minutes of play, Quin Hutson answered for the Lumberjacks with a goal. The first of his two goals in the game.
Jack Williams scored his first goal of the season, but after Madison had already put four goals on the board.
With 36 seconds left in the first, Joey Larson scored his fifth goal of the season to keep Muskegon in contention, 5-3.
The Jacks couldn’t find the net in the second period as they were on the penalty kill three different times. Thankfully, Muskegon came out unblemished in the period and didn’t give up any goals to Madison.
Hutson gave Muskegon hope in the third period, when he made the score 5-4 early on with a power play goal. But a Madison goal eight minutes later, sealed the win for the hosts.
With the loss, Muskegon is now alone in last place of the USHL’s Eastern Conference with a 1-5-1-1 record.
The Lumberjacks return to the ice on Friday and Saturday, back in Muskegon, when they host Dubuque.