Musketeers defeat Lincoln again and extend winning streak to eight games | Musketeers

LINCOLN, Neb.– Eight wins and counting.

Ben Steeves of the Musketeers takes a shot as Tucker Ness of the Black Hawks rushes to defend him during Sioux City Musketeers vs Waterloo Black Hawks hockey action in Sioux City, Iowa on Friday, March 25, 2022.

Jesse Brothers Sioux Town Diary

The Sioux City Musketeers extended their winning streak to eight games on Saturday night, with a 5-1 win over Lincoln, the Muskies’ second victory in two nights against the Stars.

Ben Steeves started the scoring with a power-play goal for Sioux City at 15:09 of the first period, with an assist from defenseman Damien Carfagna.

Steeves scored again 23 seconds into the second period on another power play as the Muskies roared past the Stars, 2-0.

In the third period, Dylan James scored his fifth goal in two games, this one unassisted. James scored four goals in Sioux City’s 7-4 win over Lincoln on Friday as his mother watched from the stands.

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His Saturday goal came at 4:03 of the third and gave Sioux City a 3-0 lead.

Tabor Heaslip made it 4-0 at 16:36 in the third with an unassisted goal, but Lincoln’s offense finally responded 23 seconds later.

At 4:59 p.m., Doug Grimes scored for the Stars, with assists from Antonio Fernandez and Yu Sato, to make it a 4-1 game.

Garrett Brown scored the last goal of the night for Sioux City at 19:59 in the third, to secure a 5-1 win for the Musketeers.

Sioux City took 23 total shots in the game and went 2 for 5 on the power play, while Lincoln took 27 total shots and went 0 for 6 on the PPOs.

Muskies goaltender Alex Tracy made 26 saves in 27 chances.

The Musketeers are now 35-14 this season, good for second place in the USHL Western Conference. Sioux City returns home Sunday, for a 3:05 p.m. game against Sioux Falls.

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