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TRADE - Muskegon sends Sinclair to Fargo in exchange for Braccini

By Ryan Vallon, 10/06/21, 12:00PM EDT

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MUSKEGON, Mich. — The Muskegon Lumberjacks announced today that the club has dealt forward Thomas Sinclair to the Fargo Force in exchange for forward Jake Braccini.

Sinclair, the 6-foot-3, 199-pound forward appeared in 37 games with the Lumberjacks during the 2020-21 regular season, totaling four goals and 14 assists for 18 points. This season, Sinclair has managed to put up one goal and one assist in two games played with Muskegon. The Toronto, Ontario native is committed to playing for the University of Vermont.

“We want to thank Thomas for all the hard work and everything he has done with us,” said President of Hockey Operations Steve Lowe. “We didn’t anticipate moving him, but given our roster situation, we had to make a really tough decision.”

Braccini, the 5-foot-11, 192-pound forward appeared in 54 games with Fargo during the 2020-21 regular season, totaling 12 goals and 15 assists for 27 points while registering 14 penalty minutes. This season, Braccini has one goal in two games played with the Force. The Hanover, Minn. native is currently undecided on an NCAA college.

“We couldn’t be more excited to bring Jake to Muskegon,” said Lowe. “He’s had a lot of success in the past and is a proven 20-to-30 goal scorer, and we look forward to him contributing with our forward group.”

Opening Weekend - Flannel Fest

We’re kicking off our season with a bang on Oct. 15-16! Come down to night one of Flannel Fest and rock out with the AC/DC cover band “Let There Be Rock.” Plus, the first 100 adults to open an account with Family Financial Credit Union during Flannel Fest will become the proud owners of an exclusive white Lumberjacks jersey. You do NOT want to miss out on the biggest party of the Fall!

Flannel Fest rolls into Saturday! Night two will feature several exciting events for the whole family including hayrides, pumpkin carving/painting, axe throwing, and much more! Later, during the game's first intermission, watch your favorite teachers dash for cash to benefit local classrooms as the Lumberjacks take on the Chicago Steel! Single-game tickets are now on sale. For more information, call the Muskegon Lumberjacks Business office at (231)-799-7000 or email afranczek@muskegonlumberjacks.com.

Upcoming Games

Saturday, Oct. 9 | 7:05 pm ET | at Team USA U18

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Saturday, Oct. 16 | 7:10 pm ET | vs. Chicago | Flannel Fest | BUY TICKETS

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About the Muskegon Lumberjacks

The Muskegon Lumberjacks are proud and dedicated members of the United States Hockey League (USHL), the nation’s only Tier I junior hockey league and leading producer of NCAA players and National Hockey League draft picks in the United States. The club’s goal is to create an environment where student-athletes develop into successful young men both on and off the ice, which includes playing the game the right way while keeping up with their studies in the classroom and staying actively involved in the West Michigan community. The organization is committed to providing quality, affordable, and top-notch family entertainment while providing positive role models for the youth for the local community.

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