MUSKEGON – The Muskegon Lumberjacks battled back from a 2-0 deficit on Friday night and defeated the Cedar Rapids Roughriders 3-2 in overtime.

The game was played before a crowd of 1,208 at Trinity Health Arena.

Defenseman Nathan McBrayer scored his first goal of the season just 30 seconds into overtime to help the Lumberjacks even their record at 2-2 in the United States Hockey League. Jake Richard assisted on McBrayer’s game winner.

It didn’t look so good for the Jacks in the opening period as the visitors raced out to a 2-0 lead after 20 minutes.

Muskegon’s Ethan Whitcomb scored his second goal of the season in the second period and tied it with his third of the season in the third period to even the score at 2-all.

Whitcomb’s goal in the middle period was assisted by Tyler Hotson and Matthew Morden. That power-play goal came at 6:21 of the second period.

Whitcomb tied the game at 9:10 of the final period with assists from Justin Solovey and Hotson.

That set up the overtime heroics for McBrayer and made a winner of goaltender Conor Callaghan. He stopped 22-of-24 shots.

Muskegon outshot Cedar Rapids 31-24.

The two teams square off again Saturday night at 7 p.m. at Trinity Health Arena.