Lumberjacks Recover, Beat Black Hawks In Shootout
The Muskegon Lumberjacks overcame a two-goal deficit to claim a 3-2 shootout win at Young Arena on Friday, February 13, 2015 against the Waterloo Black Hawks.
With 1:47 remaining in regulation, Mark Petaccio fired a long shot through traffic and into the net off the pipe for his second goal of the game, erasing a lead the Hawks had held since the opening period. After a scoreless overtime, Juraj Mily recorded the only goal during a three-round shootout, slipping his opportunity past the left skate of Cale Morris.
John Wiitala had scored from a near-impossible angle to put the Hawks ahead 6:44 into the game. Working below the goal line, the veteran forward flipped a puck off the back of goaltender Eric Schierhorn’s right shoulder, from whence it bounced over the goal line. Waterloo cashed in shorthanded nearly eight minutes later; after a shot block, Max Coatta and Henrik Rommel startled the Lumberjacks with a quick breakout, with Coatta setting up Rommel for a redirection into an open side.
Petaccio was able to halve the Hawks lead at 14:40 of the second. On right wing and navigating toward the slot, he wristed a shot under the crossbar.
NEXT UP: The Hawks wrap up the weekend with a Prairie Farms Cowbell Cup matchup against the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders on the road Saturday. Waterloo takes the ice at Young Arena again next Friday against the Sioux City Musketeers.
For Friday's box score, please click here.