Local Sports Journal

The Muskegon Lumberjacks announced today that affiliate player Connor Hurley has committed to playing college hockey for Notre Dame beginning with the 2014-15 season.

Hurley was the third pick overall in the 2012 USHL Entry draft. Currently, he is playing his junior season of high school hockey for Edina High School in Minnesota.

He has appeared in two games this season for the Jacks and registered three assists back in October.

“Academics are very important to my family and I, and Notre Dame does not fall short in that category,” said Hurley.  “The coaching staff made me feel right at home and were very professional.  The new hockey facilities were a nice addition, including the new top of the line ice rink.”

In six prep games this seaso, Hurley has eight goals and seven assists for 15 points.