Two hat tricks help Jacks storm Tri-City

Tri-City Storm goalie Eric Dop surrenders six goals against Muskegon, March 17, 2017 (NTV News)

Hat tricks recorded by Muskegon Lumberjacks forwards Austin Albrecht and Mikael Hakkarainen propelling the 'Jacks to a 9-1 victory over the Tri-City Storm, Friday at the Viaero Center.

Nicholas Nardella scored with seven minutes left in the third, assisted by Garrett Hall, to avoid the shutout. Nardella has two goals and seven points in his first USHL season.

Muskegon scored five goals in the second frame. Eric Dop made 12 saves and allowed five goals before being replaced by Harrison Feeney. After Feeney gave up four goals in his Storm debut, Dop came back into the game and made the final four saves to finish with 16 stops. Lumberjacks goalie Keith Petruzzelli denied 18 shots in the win.

Tri-City’s Joey Cipollone played his first USHL game.

The Storm’s power play was 0-for-6. Muskegon scored two power-play goals on three chances.

These two go back at it Saturday, 7:05 p.m. CT

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