Local Sports Journal

The Muskegon Lumberjacks have added forward Conor Lemirande to their active roster.

Lemirande, a native of Janesville, Wisc., was acquired via loan from the Janesville Jets from the North American Hockey League. He is expected to make his Lumberjack debut tonight in Dubuque against the Fighting Saints.

Lemirande, who serves as the Jets’ team captain, has six goals and five assists for 11 points in 29 games. He has a plus-4 rating.

“We appreciate the efforts of head coach Joe Dibble and the rest of the Janesville Jets organization for allowing Conor (Lemirande) to come to our organization along with their commitment to helping their players reach the maximum potential,” said Lumberjacks owner, general manager and CEO Josh Mervis.  “This is an exciting time for Conor  to show off his talents in front of a USHL audience.  This is a great example of how collaborative commitment to the athlete is supposed to be between leagues.”

Prior to playing for Janesville, Lemirande spent two seasons with the Madison Capitols organization.

Muskegon will be on the road for the next five games beginning at 8:35 tonight against the Dubuque Fighting Saints.  The Lumberjacks will travel to Green Bay to take on the Gamblers on Saturday night and on Monday night. Game times are 8:05 and 7:05 p.m., respectively.