Muskegon Lumberjack draft pick joining Team USA on short-term basis

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Connor Hurley, a Muskegon Lumberjacks’ draft pick, has joined the U.S. National Team Development Program, according to
Hurley was the third choice overall in the 2012 USHL Entry Draft. Hurley, a forward, is currently on the Lumberjacks’ affiliate list and is scheduled to play for his high school team in Edina, Minn. later this fall. Muskegon had the second and third picks in last spring’s draft. Adam Gilmour was chosen second overall, followed by Hurley.
Hurley, a high school junior, scored 26 goals and had 32 assists in 30 games last season for the Hornets.
According to the website, Hurley will be an injury replacement as Team USA plays a series of games against some college teams.
He is expected to rejoin his high school team in time for the prep season.
“I feel honored to be selected, and I am very excited about this opportunity and getting this experience,” said Hurley, in an interview with the website. “I am sure going up against college players will be a big jump. The players are faster and stronger but this will be a good test for me, and I am looking forward to the challenge.”
Hurley joined the Ann Arbor-based team today.

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