By Ron Rop
Local Sports Journal

Max Shuart has played his last hockey game for the Muskegon Lumberjacks.

Shuart, who played in each of the first 35 games for the USHL club, has not been in the lineup the last four games.

“Muskegon and I pretty much came to the decision that it was best if we parted ways for the remainder of the season and I finish my junior career somewhere else,” Shuart said. “They are finding me a trade this week.”

Max Shuart

As per club policy, the Lumberjacks do not comment on player moves.

Shuart, who is committed to the University of Michigan, had eight goals and seven assists for 15 points. He had 15 penalty minutes and was minus-9.

Shuart, 18, played his last game for the Jacks on Jan. 11.

The native of Northville played parts of three seasons with the Lumberjacks.

In 2010-11, he scored one goal in 10 games. Last season, he played in 56 of the 60 games and had nine goals and 12 assists for 21 points.

In all, he appeared in 101 games for the Lumberjacks and had 18 goals and 19 assists for 37 points.