Local Sports Journal

Former Muskegon Lumberjack Pat Rabbitt has been named the varsity hockey coach at Mona Shores High School.

Rabbitt takes over for Charlie Link, who assumed the head coaching duties at Grand Valley State University.

The announcement of the hiring of Rabbitt was made on the Mona Shores Varsity Hockey Facebook page.

His son, Nate, is a goaltender in the Shores hockey program.

Rabbitt, who played one full season and part of a secondĀ  with the professional Lumberjacks, has coaching experience at a number of levels.

Rabbitt, 50, is a native of Merritt, British Columbia.

He was originally an 8th round draft pick of the St. Louis Blues in the 1980 NHL Entry Draft.

He played professionally in the old International Hockey League with the Milwaukee Admirals. He also played in the Central Hockey League withy the Wichita Wind and Montana Magic.

Rabbitt came to Muskegon in 1984. He played 65 games that season and 17 the following year. He scored 10 goals and added 20 assists for 30 points in 83 games with the Lumberjacks.