When a team needs to get out of the basement of the league standings, players need to step up so the team can start to make an assent.
Michael Callow stepped up for the Muskegon Lumberjacks in an all-needed, 4-2 win over Green Bay on Saturday.
Muskegon overcame a 2-1 deficit late in the second period to get back into the win column.
The Lumberjacks took a 1-0 lead in the first period on an unassisted Callow goal.
A pair of Green Bay goals in the second period by Artyom Levshunov and Jimmy Clark, put Muskegon on its back with a 2-1 hole. A late-game deficit is tough for a struggling team to overcome, especially for a team which hasn’t won back-to-back games sine January 13.
Thankfully for Muskegon, Callow stepped up with his second goal of the game off a Matthew Morden assist. The tally tied the score at 2-2.
Cody Croal opened the third period with a goal off a Nathan McBrayer assist. William Hughes closed the door for Muskegon with a goal for a 4-2 lead with just under six minutes to play.
Muskegon held on to win and improved to 19-21-2 overall. The Lumberjacks pulled out the win despite being outshot 33-19.
Lumberjack goalie Conor Callaghan posted the victory with 31 saves in goal.
The win keeps Muskegon in seventh place overall in the Eastern Conference race.
Muskegon next plays on Friday, February 24 when it hosts Team USA.
Check out photos from the action shot by Sondra Workman.