SIOUX CITY, IA—The Musketeers were back in action against the Chicago Steel on Saturday back home at the Tyson Events Center. The Musketeers would jump out to another early lead in this one, but they could not hold on losing by a final score of 5-3.
The Musketeers first goal came on the powerplay thanks to the perpetually hot stick of Marcus Kallionkieli. Kallionkieli took a pass from Parker Ford and ripped a shot past Reilly Herbst to give the Musketeers a 1-0 lead at the 8:33 mark. Bobby Brink had the second assist on the play. The Musketeers would strike again at the 15:48 mark thanks Viljami Nieminen. Nieminen posted up in front of the net and slammed home a rebound to give the Musketeers a 2-0 lead. Albin Nilsson and Kevin Lombardi had the assists on the play. Sioux City would keep Chicago off the board in the 1st, sending them to the locker room with a 2-0 advantage.
Chicago would come out fast in the 2nd period and were rewarded with a goal from Travis Treloar at the 2:08 mark to cut the Musketeer lead in half. Sioux City would regain that two-goal lead at the 13:54 mark thanks to the Motorcycle line, minus the injured Aaron Grounds. Albin Nilsson took a shot that bounced off the pad of Herbst and Kevin Lombardi quickly cleaned up the rebound to give the Musketeers a 3-1 lead. Chicago would fight right back with a goal of their own from Gunnarwolfe Fontaine under a minute later to cut the Sioux City lead back to one.
Chicago came out fast again in the 3rd period and never looked back. Neil Shea tied the game 25 seconds into the 3rd period. Chicago would take the lead at the 10:01on the powerplay and the Musketeers could not find an answer. The Steel added an empty net goal at the 18:57 mark to seal the 5-3 victory.
The Musketeers will return to action next Thursday in Lincoln. Puck drop set for 7:05 pm