Local Sports Journal

The Muskegon Lumberjacks have announced their roster that will travel to New Jersey this weekend for the inaugural USHL Atlantic Challenge.

The action takes place Friday-Sunday at the Richard J. Codey Arena in West Orange, New Jersey.

A total of 22 players will be traveling to the East Coast for the three-game event.

Here is the roster (including name and hometown):

Jordan Uhelski – Flint, Michigan
Eric Schierhorn – Anchorage, Alaska

Tommy Panico – Wall, New Jersey
Chaz Switzer – Muskegon, Michigan
Connor Frantti – Spring Grove, Illinois
Adam Larkin – Clarkston, Michigan
Sean Lang – Apple Valley, Minnesota
Carson Gatt – Farmington Hills, Michigan
Jake McCarthy – Dedham, Massachusetts
Janik Moeser – Mannheim, Germany

Matheson Iacopelli – Brownstown, Michigan
Cooper Marody – Brighton, Michigan
Trevor Morbeck – Jackson, Wisconsin
C.J. Smith – Edina, Minnesota
Connor Hurley – Eagan, Minnesota
Frederik Tiffels – Cologne, Germany
Cullen Hurley – Eagan, Minnesota
Robbie DeMontis – Kleinburg, Ontario
Matt Mendelson – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Haralds Egle – Liepaje, Latvia
Luke Sandler – Chicago, Illinois
Brian Bachnak – Brownstown, Michigan

Due to undisclosed injuries, Tristan Rostagno (defenseman from Pewaukee, Wisconsin) and Mason Jobst (forward from Speedway, Indiana) will not be making the trip this weekend.

Muskegon begins preseason play in the USHL Atlantic Challenge in New Jersey set for this Friday-Sunday against the Waterloo Black Hawks (Friday at 5:00 pm), Sioux City Musketeers (Saturday at 3:30 pm), and Sioux Falls Stampede (Sunday at 11:00 am).  The following weekend, the Lumberjacks will participate in the USHL Fall Classic East in Indianapolis, Indiana to conclude their preseason against the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders (Saturday, September 14 at 4:45 pm) and host Indiana Ice (Sunday, September 15 at 5:45 pm).