The Muskegon Lumberjacks are back in the win column.
After suffering a four-game losing streak, the Lumberjacks topped Dubuque with a 4-3 win in overtime at Trinity Health Arena on Saturday night.
The victory for Muskegon did not come easy as it held a 3-1 lead through the middle of the second period and regained its lead with a Sacha Boisvert goal in OT.
Jacob Terpstra put the Lumberjacks on the board nearly eight minutes into the first period off assists from Nicholas Rexine and Teddy Spitznagel.
Michael Callow followed up less than a minute later, putting Muskegon up 2-0. Joe Connor and Cody Croal posted helpers on the play.
Dubuque drew its first blood as the clock nearly ran out on the first period. Gavin Cornforth found the back of the net with 30 seconds left to play in the first.
Muskegon’s Cody Croal gave his squad a 3-1 lead in the second period with goal No. 13 this season on a Nathan McBrayer assist.
The Lumberjacks nearly squandered the game after letting in a Jame Reeder goal midway through the second period and a Jake Sondreal goal with just under three minutes left in regulation.
Boisvert slammed the door shut on Dubuque 30 second into overtime. Rexine put up his second assist of the night and Easton Young also assisted.
Muskegon was outshot by Dubuque, 41-25 as goalie Raythan Robbins posted the win with 38 saves.
The Lumberjacks killed all five of Dubuque’s power plays, but went 0-2 on their own man-advantage opportunities.
Muskegon is now 21-24-3 overall with 45 points and in seventh place of the Eastern Conference. The team is currently 10 points behind sixth place Cedar Rapids which holds the final playoff spot.
With 14 games left to play, the Lumberjacks will have to close out the remainder of the regular season with nearly flawless hockey to make the Clark Cup Playoffs.
Muskegon resumes action on Friday, March 17 at Trinity Health Arena.
Check out photos from the win shot by Sondra Workman.