To say the L.C. Walker Arena is Neil Hawryliw's baby might be a gross understatement.
The former Lumberjack and Mohawk forward has been around the Jacks' friendly confines since 1987. When Jacks Owner Larry Gordon sought someone from the hockey club to run the building, Hawryliw answered the call. In 1994, he took over as the Arena Director.
Hawryliw and his staff not only make sure the L.C. Walker Arena is properly suited for the electric atmosphere of United States Hockey League action, but also concerts, the circus and other events.
A Saskatchewan, Canada, native, Hawryliw takes great pride not only in the arena, but Muskegon's downtown in general.
Hawryliw's playing career also included stints with the Indianapolis Checkers, the Fort Worth Texans and the Kalamazoo Wings. He also cracked into the National Hockey League annals by logging a game with the New York Islanders during the 1981-82 season.
He also played junior hockey and loves the relentless pace of the game. Neil currently resides in Muskegon.