MUSKEGON, MI (July 27th) – The Muskegon Lumberjacks are excited to announce the release of their 2016-2017 Regular Season and Preseason schedule. The Lumberjacks are poised for another run at the Clark Cup Championship following a plethora of offseason moves, including the new hire of Head Coach John LaFontaine.
The 2016-2017 Regular season will kick off a couple hours down the road from Muskegon, when the Lumberjacks travel to Plymouth, Michigan, to square up against the United States National Team Developmental U17 Program at 7:05 pm on Friday September 23rd. The Lumberjacks will travel to Illinois to complete the first weekend of the season against the Bloomington Thunder.
The home opener is set for Saturday, October 1st, at 7:15 pm, when the Lumberjacks host the United States National Team Developmental U17 Program, before heading back on the road to take on the reigning Anderson Cup Champions, the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders, for a weekend series. A couple of notable matchups during the first half of the season includes the Sioux Falls Stampede (10/28-10/29) traveling to Muskegon on the for the first time since the 2015 Clark Cup Finals. Another notable game is the Hockey For Health game scheduled on November 3rd, against the Youngstown Phantoms at 10:30 am.
The Muskegon Lumberjacks will player 26 regular season games before the holiday break during mid-December, with 10 of their games set in Muskegon at L.C. Walker Arena.
Following the holiday break, the Lumberjacks will spend a lot of time in Muskegon, playing 20 of their final 34 games at L.C. Walker Arena. It will be an exciting playoff push for Muskegon, as the Lumberjacks will battle the Bloomington Thunder four times in the final 11 games, and an important weekend series in Nebraska with the reigning Clark Cup Champions Tri-City Storm.
The Muskegon Lumberjacks also released their six game preseason schedule that will feature one matchup at L.C. Walker Arena. On Friday, September 10th, at 7:15 pm, the Lumberjacks will host the Team USA U17 Program for their only home preseason game this year.
To view the Muskegon Lumberjacks Complete Schedule, please click here.
Season Ticket and Flex Ticket Packages are available now. Individual and Group Ticket Sales will be available on Friday, August 5th. To reserve your tickets, please call (231) 724-5225, or visit the L.C. Walker Box Office from 10am to 6 pm Monday through Friday.
The Muskegon Lumberjacks are proud members of the United States Hockey League, the nations only Tier I junior hockey league and the leading producer of NCAA players and National Hockey League draft picks in the United States. The Lumberjacks’organization prides itself on developing not just premier hockey talent, but also exceptional young men outside the arena of sports. For more information, visit www.muskegonlumberjacks.com.