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Muskegon Alumni Roster Announced for Red Wings Alumni Game

11/29/2013, 11:00am EST
By Bryan Fongers

17 players to suit up for the Muskegon alumni team on January 11th at the L.C. Walker Arena

MUSKEGON, Michigan (November 29th) – In preparation for the 2014 Red Wings Alumni Game taking place just over a month from now on January 11th at 7:15 pm at the L.C. Walker Arena, the Muskegon alumni roster has been finalized as 17 players will lace up the skates for the Lumberjacks team that will take on notable alumni from the Detroit Red Wings.

Below is the complete Muskegon alumni roster:


#34 – John Vanbiesbrouck (Current Muskegon Lumberjacks General Manager)

#35 – Sylvain Daigle (Muskegon Fury 2000-05)


#3 – Mark Vilneff (Muskegon Fury 1994-2002)

#7 – Darrel Newman (Muskegon Fury 1992-95)

#19 – Charlie Link (Muskegon Mohawks 1979-81)

#22 – Tyler Palmer (Muskegon Fury 2003-06)

#27 – Dave Van Drunen (Muskegon Fury 2004-08)

#29 – Rob Melanson (Muskegon Lumberjacks 1991-92; Muskegon Fury 1992-94, 1995-2001)


#8 – Billy Collins (Muskegon Fury 2003-08; Muskegon Lumberjacks 2008-10)

#16 – Erle Switzer (Muskegon Mohawks 1978-84; Muskegon Lumberjacks 1984-85; Muskegon Fury 1993-94)

#23 – Tim Hrynewich (Muskegon Lumberjacks 1984-86)

#28 – Pat Rabbitt (Muskegon Lumberjacks 1984-86)

#32 – Robin Bouchard (Muskegon Fury 1996-2006, 2007-08; Muskegon Lumberjacks 2008-10)

#33 – Kory Karlander (Muskegon Fury 2003-04)

#37 – Dave Noel-Bernier (Muskegon Fury 2003-04, 2006-07)

#44 – Brant Blackned (Muskegon Fury 2001-05)

#47 – Nigel Hawryliw (Muskegon Fury 2004-06)

Tickets for the game are on sale for the low price of $10 for adults and $6 for children ages 3-12, and additionally, there are also a limited number of V.I.P. tickets available for $25 which will include entry into a special postgame event in which the details will be announced at a later date.  In past years, the V.I.P. event did sell out quickly, and fans are advised to get those tickets as soon as possible.  Tickets can also be purchased by visiting

A roster for the Detroit Red Wings alumni team will be announced at a later date, and doors for the event will open beginning at 6:15 pm.

The Lumberjacks will host the Gamblers this weekend for a pair of games tonight and tomorrow at 7:15 pm, respectively.

Tonight’s game will feature Made in Michigan Night where companies that are locally owned and operated in the State of Michigan are encouraged to come on out and enjoy some great hockey action for the group rate of $8 for adults and $5 for kids ages 3-12.  There will also be a networking session in the Party Deck during the game for companies to mix and mingle with one another.

Tomorrow’s game will feature Military Night sponsored by Sport Clips where veterans and active military will receive a special $8 ticket at the door with valid military credentials.  In addition, $3 out of every ticket sold to a veteran or active military member will be donated to the “Help a Hero” Foundation.  Lastly, any veteran or active military personnel can stop by the Sport Clips on Harvey Street in Muskegon at any time before Saturday’s game and receive a free pair of tickets to the game with valid military credentials.

Additionally, our Subway Saturday promotion returns, where if the Lumberjacks beat the Gamblers next Saturday, fans can redeem their ticket stubs at any participating West Michigan Subway location for a buy one six-inch sub, get another six-inch sub of equal or lesser value for free.

Individual game tickets are on sale for the low price of $10 for adults and $6 for children ages 3-12 if they are purchased before the day of the game.  Tickets can be purchased at the Lumberjacks’ Box Office or by calling (231) 724-5225.

The exclusive radio home for the Muskegon Lumberjacks all season long is 92.5 FM WLAW “The Outlaw” as Bryan Fongers delivers the call beginning ten minutes prior to puck drop.

The proud home of all Muskegon Lumberjacks home games is the L.C. Walker Arena in downtown Muskegon located just minutes from the beautiful Lake Michigan Shoreline.  Muskegon Lumberjacks hockey, “Experience the Buzz!”

The Muskegon Lumberjacks are proud members of the United States Hockey League, the nation’s only Tier I junior hockey league and the leading producer of NCAA players and National Hockey League draft picks in the United States.  The Lumberjacks’ organization prides itself on developing not just premier hockey talent, but also exceptional young men outside the arena of sports.  For more information, visit

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