Local Sports Journal

The Muskegon Lumberjacks have traded forward Connor Hurley to the Green Bay Gamblers.

Along with Hurley, the Lumberjacks gave up a Phase One fourth-round draft pick. In exchange, the Jacks receive defenseman Christian Wolanin, affiliate defenseman Joseph Cecconi, a Phase One first-round draft pick and a Phase One third-round draft pick.

Hurley, a native of Eagen, Minn., is a second-round draft pick of the NHL’s Buffalo Sabres. He is in his first full season with Muskegon. He had one goal and eight assists for nine points in 21 games.

Hurley is committed to play collegiately at Notre Dame following his junior career.

Wolanin, a native of Rochester, is in his second USHL season. He has 14 points in 81 games. He was a second-round draft pick of the Gamblers in the 2012 USHL Entry Draft.

Cecconi is in his second season with the Buffalo Junior Sabres Minor Midget program. In two seasons, he has 50 points (15 goals, 35 assists) in 98 games.