Local Sports Journal

Two players with Muskegon Lumberjack ties are listed on the NHL Central Scouting’s final rankings for North American skaters.

Connor Hurley goes into this summer’s NHL Entry Draft as the 45th best North American skating prospect. He was chosen with the third overall pick by the Lumberjacks in last spring’s USHL draft.

Former Muskegon Lumberjack Ryan Lomberg, now a member of the hockey team at the University of Maine, is ranked No. 177 on that same list.

Hurley, a commit to Notre Dame, played in 10 Lumberjacks’ game this season and finished with eight points (one goal and seven assists). Prior to coming to Muskegon, he played his junior season at Edina High School in Minnesota. In 31 games, he had 52 points on 20 goals and 32 assists.

Lomberg recently completed his freshman season for the Bears. He had seven goals and seven assists for 14 points I 32 games. He spent one season in Muskegon, and in 52 games with the Lumberjacks, scored 22 goals and finished with 40 points.

The 2013 NHL Entry Draft will be June 30 at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J.