SIOUX CITY | The Sioux City Musketeers are one of the hottest team in the USHL heading into the new year.
The Musketeers won their fifth straight game Sunday night with a 2-1 overtime victory over Omaha at the Tyson Events Center in front of 3,061 fans on New Year's Eve. Sioux City improves to 10-11-2 on the season to sit sixth in the Western Conference. Only Muskegon has a longer current winning streak having won six straight.
Omaha struck first as former Musketeer Mathieu De St. Phalle found the back of the net off assists from Noah Cates and Nick Perbix.
After a scoreless second period, it was Sioux City's Brady Ferner with his second goal of the season 7:14 into the third period that knotted the game up at 1-1. Parker Ford had the assist on the tally.
Ford would secure the win for the Musketeers as he beat Omaha's Zach Driscoll 1:35 into overtime to make the Musketeers winners in their final game of 2017. The victory moved Sioux City past the Lancers in the standings.
Goaltender Matt Jurusik picked up another win as he had to face just 12 shots the entire game while stopping 11. Sioux City kept Driscoll busy all night long sending 49 shots his way, including an eye-popping 31 in the second period alone.
The Musketeers are back in action Friday at Tri-City while Omaha (11-12-0) hosts Madison.