Local Sports Journal

There have been plenty of on- and off-ice workouts for the Muskegon Lumberjacks the last couple of weeks.

Now it’s time to hit the ice and see what they can do in real game conditions.

The Lumberjacks begin their exhibition season Friday and Saturday in Indianapolis with a pair of games. On Friday, the Jacks take on the host Ice and on Saturday night, the Jacks will tangle with the Chicago Steel. Both games begin at 7:05 p.m.

Next week, the Jacks travel to Sioux City, Iowa for the 2012 USHL Fall Classic. From Sept. 20-22, the Jacks will be in Iowa taking on Waterloo, Sioux Falls and Lincoln.

That’s all in preparation for the home opener on Sept. 29 against the U.S. National Development Team. That game, scheduled for 7:15 p.m., will be played at L.C. Walker Arena.

Season and individual tickets can be purchased by visiting www.muskegonlumberjacks.com, or calling 724-5225.