MUSKEGON, MI- The United States Hockey League (USHL) and its participating Member Clubs announced Tuesday the 2020-21 regular season schedule.
This season will consist of 54 games for each team in a regionally-based schedule. Preseason matchups for the upcoming season will be released at a later date.
The Jacks’ 24-week regular season is scheduled to begin Friday, November 6, with Muskegon hitting the road to open their schedule. The Lumberjacks will play their first five games away from Mercy Health Arena, kicking things off with a matchup against Dubuque.
“Today is an important day for our league as we release the 2020-21 schedule and further our preparations for a November 5 start to the regular season,” said USHL President and Commissioner Tom Garrity.
“The regional schedule model was created with the idea of reducing team travel wherever possible while maximizing regional rivalries,” said Garrity. “It is built with flexibility to allow for the rescheduling of games as needed.”
Muskegon’s first home games will be against Youngstown on November 27 and 28. While the Jacks must hit the road for their first five, the heart of their schedule features a stretch where the Jacks play 16 of 21 at home between December 18 and February 19.
Member Clubs are working with health and government officials regarding spectator policies for the 2020-21 season. Each team will develop its own plan for spectators based on local and state guidelines.