MUSKEGON — Nothing good happens after midnight, just like giving up goals at the end of any period in hockey.
The Muskegon Lumberjacks found that out the hard way on Friday in their 3-2 loss to visiting Green Bay at Trinity Health Arena.
Getting the first goal of the game, Muskegon’s George Fagaras tallied his second goal of the season with six minutes left in the opening 20 minutes.
Green Bay responded with a Carter Rose goal with just over a minute left in the period.
Muskegon took a 2-1 lead in the second period with Gavin McCarthy’s fifth goal of the season.
Once again the Gamblers came through, this time with seven seconds left in the period. Raimonds Vitolins tallied the goal to tie up the score between the two teams, 2-2.
In the third period, Muskegon played Green Bay even all the way until there were 23 seconds left on the clock. Jakub Altrichter tallied the game winner for the Gamblers.
The loss put to close what will be remembered as a recurring nightmare for the Lumberjacks.
Muskegon struggled to find shots on net throughout the game as the Lumberjacks were outshot 36-17.
Lumberjack goalie Raythan Robbins took the defeat, stopping 33 of 36 shots.
Nicholas Rexine extended his point streak to three games as he posted his 13th assist of the season for Muskegon. Matvei Gridin added his 10th helper of the season.
Muskegon will look to wake up from its nightmare on Saturday when they host the Gamblers for another contest. Puck drop is slated for 7:05 p.m.
Check out photos from the night shot by Sondra Workman.