MUSKEGON, Mich. — The Muskegon Lumberjacks had their 2021-22 season come to an end after the Madison Capitols eliminated the Lumberjacks out of the playoffs by a final score of 8-to-4 in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Final on Thursday, May 12, 2022, from Mercy Health Arena, taking the best-of-five series 3-2. The Jacks started out hot in the first after a power play goal from Joey Larson, but six unanswered goals from Madison propelled the Caps to their first-ever berth in the Clark Cup Final. Other Lumberjack tallies include goals from Jake Braccini, Ben Strinden and Owen Mehlenbacher. With the loss, Muskegon’s season will come to a close as Madison advances to the Clark Cup Final and a meeting with the Sioux City Musketeers from the Western Conference.
Thank You, Fans!
With the 2021-22 Muskegon Lumberjacks season coming to an end, the Lumberjacks want to say ‘thank you’ to the best fans in the USHL! We appreciate your support for each and every game and we look forward to the 2022-23 season! Thank you, Muskegon Lumberjacks Fans!
That’s All, Folks!
Another full season is in the books for the Muskegon Lumberjacks, in which they qualified for the postseason for the eighth time in franchise history since the 2010-11 inaugural season and advanced to the Eastern Conference Final for the third consecutive playoff season. The Jacks had a rocky start to begin the year, going 2-7-1-2 in the first 12 games, but rebounded exponentially in the middle of the season by posting a 20-3-1-0 record in their next 24 contests and climbed out of last place all the way to first. Included in their ascent to the top was tying the franchise record with an eight-game winning streak, smashing the franchise record for the longest home-game winning streak with 10 consecutive victories, and setting the record for the longest point streak at 13 contests. Head Coach Mike Hamilton earned his 100th career win behind the Jacks bench on Nov. 19, 2021, while three players notched their 100th career points, those being Quinn Hutson, Jack Williams, and Jacob Guevin.