Muskegon Lumberjacks (1984–92)

The Muskegon Lumberjacks were an International Hockey League (IHL) team based in Muskegon, Michigan.

Muskegon Lumberjacks
LeagueInternational Hockey League
Home arenaL. C. Walker Arena
Franchise history
1960–1965Muskegon Zephyrs
1965–1984Muskegon Mohawks
1984–1992Muskegon Lumberjacks
1992–2001Cleveland Lumberjacks


Founded: 1984–85 season
Arena: L.C. Walker Arena (capacity 5,100)
Uniform colors: black, white, and yellow
Logo design: crossed hockey sticks behind the word "Lumberjacks" and a portrait of a stereotypical lumberjack.
Division titles won: 6 (1984–85, 1985–86, 1986–87, 1988–89, 1989–90, 1991–92)
Regular season titles won: 3 (1987–88, 1988–89, 1989–90)
League championships won: 2 (1985–86, 1988–89)
Local Media: Muskegon Chronicle


The Muskegon Mohawks franchise were purchased by Larry Gordon following the 1983–84 season for $1 and renamed the Lumberjacks following a name-the-team contest. The Lumberjacks name came from the high level of importance that the lumber industry had in Muskegon's history. The team moved to Cleveland, Ohio, in 1992 and was renamed the Cleveland Lumberjacks.

Market previously served by:
Muskegon Mohawks of the IHL (1965–84)
Franchise replaced by:
Muskegon Fury of the CoHL/UHL/IHL (1992–2008)
Muskegon Lumberjacks of the IHL (2008–10)
Muskegon Lumberjacks of the United States Hockey League (2010–present)

Season-by-Season record

Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, OTL = Overtime losses/Shootout losses, Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against, PIM = Penalties in minutes

SeasonGPWLTOTLPtsGFGAPIMRegular Season FinishPlayoffs
1991–928241280139530629317822nd, EastLost in Finals
1990–91833840058130535221154th, EastLost in round 1
1989–908255210611638930421851st, EastLost in Finals
1988–898257180712143330826061st, EastWon Turner Cup
1987–8882581401012641526928171st, EastLost in round 1
1986–87824730509936628626481st, EastLost in Finals
1985–868250270510537629022441st, EastWon Turner Cup
1984–858250293010337429117082nd, LeagueLost in Finals

Team records

Note: Goaltending stats are incomplete during this period.

Goals: 62 Scott Gruhl (1984–85)
Assists: 82 Jock Callander (1986–87)
Points: 137 Dave Michayluk (1987–88)
Penalty Minutes: 450 Pat Mayer (1987–88)
Career Goals: 335 Dave Michayluk
Career Assists: 436 Jock Callander
Career Points: 769 Dave Michayluk
Career Penalty Minutes: 1452 Mitch Wilson
Career Games: 564 Dave Michayluk
This article is issued from Wikipedia. The text is licensed under Creative Commons - Attribution - Sharealike. Additional terms may apply for the media files.