The Cedar Rapids RoughRiders knocked off the Muskegon Lumberjacks 8-0 in the final match up of the season between the two teams. Muskegon falls to (20-21-5), and sit in 7th place in the Eastern Conference with 45 points.
The RoughRiders jumped out to a 4-0 lead after one period of play. Matt Felipe, Justin Cole, Callahan Burke, and Hugh McGing all scored to give Cedar Rapids a four-goal lead. The Lumberjacks were awarded a power play late in the first period, but could not capitalize and went into the first intermission trailing the Cedar Rapids by four goals.
The Lumberjacks added offensive pressure in the second period, outshooting the RoughRiders 10-7, however were unable to breakthrough, and went into the second intermission trailing 4-0.
Cedar Rapids added four more goals in the third period to knock off the Lumberjacks 8-0. The loss ends the Lumberjacks second longest win streak of the season at three games.
The Muskegon Lumberjacks (20-21-5) will look to rebound when they travel to Wisconsin to take on the Green Bay Gamblers (26-13-6) for a weekend series at the Resch Center. The next Lumberjacks home game will be Friday, March 11th, when the Sioux City Musketeers (19-27-1) travel to Muskegon for a weekend series.
The Muskegon Lumberjacks are proud members of the United States Hockey League, the nation’s only Tier I junior hockey league and the leading producer of NCAA players and National Hockey League draft picks in the United States. The Lumberjacks’ organization prides itself on developing not just premier hockey talent, but also exceptional young men outside the arena of sports. For more information, visitwww.muskegonlumberjacks.com.
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