Local Sports Journal

NHL Central Scouting posted its final rankings report and two Muskegon Lumberjacks made the top list.

Forward Matt Iacopelli and goaltender Eric Schierhorn were named among the best of North American prospects.

The Western Michigan University commit and Michigan native, Iacopelli, was tops among the USHL in scoring with 41 goals. He also finished with 22 assists to total 63 points which was a tie for the seventh most points in the league. The 41 season goals  is among the third top performance during the USHL Tier 1 Era (2002-present).

Schierhorn was No. 7 in the league in total wins with 20 and was eighth in total minutes played. The goalie from Anchorage, AK posted his first career shutout against the Fargo Force on October 4. He is ranked as the 30th best netminder prospect and fifth best in the USHL.

Affiliate player, Dylan Malmquist of Einda High School, MN, was also on the scouting list and is considered the 21st highest-rated high school player.

The NHL Entry Draft will take place June 27-28 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.