By Dave Hart
Local Sports Journal
The Muskegon Lumberjacks added a forward to the active roster. Luke Sandler from Chicago was added after the Lumberjacks lost the services of forward Cameron Darcy, who left to play for the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.
Sandler spent the 2012-13 season in the British Columbia Hockey League with the Cowichan Valley Capitals and Trail Smoke Eaters. He started with the Capitals. He played just four games and collected 3 points on 1 goal and 2 assists. Sandler finished the season strong with the Eaters with 43 points on 22 goals and 21 assists in 50 games.
The transition to the United States Hockey League will not be a problem for Sandler as he is returning to the league for his second time after a year away from the league. Sandler spent three seasons in the USHL for Des Moines, Tri-City, and Fargo. During those three seasons he picked up 15 points on 6 goals and 9 assists in 75 games.
The Lumberjacks will open the regular season Sept. 21 at Green Bay. The home opener will be Sept. 28.
The Muskegon Lumberjacks are competing in “Detroit Free Press best logo in Michigan” contest. The Lumberjacks logo
advanced to the secnd round of the contest after receiving more votes than the Albion College logo. In the second round, the Jacks logo with be facing off with the Detroit Pistons logo for a shot at the sweet 16 of best Michigan Logos. The voting will end on Friday morning at 10 a.m. Each person can vote as many times as they like at freep.com.