SIOUX CITY - The Sioux City Musketeers scored three unanswered goals in the third period Saturday night and tripped the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders, 3-1, before 4,014 fans at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City.
The Musketeers lead the Western Conference of the USHL with a 16-6-1 record for 33 points. The RoughRiders lead the Eastern Conference with a 20-4 mark for 40 points.
Casey Jerry gave the RoughRiders a 1-0 lead early in the second period with an assist from Hugh McGing, but that was all the scoring for the visitors.
Robert Carpenter tied the game for Sioux City with a power-play goal in the third period. Max Kalter gave the Musketeers a 2-1 lead. The third goal came with 29 seconds left into an empty net.
RoughRiders 0 1 0 - 1
Sioux City 0 0 3 - 3
RR - Casey Jerry (Hugh McGing)
SC - Robert Carpenter (power play) (Joel Janatuinen, Adam Johnson)
SC - Max Kalter (Alexandre Payusov)
SC - Avni Berisha (empty net) (unassisted)