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RECAP — Zadorozhnyy shuts out Team USA U17 5-0, Lumberjacks win 4 in a row

By Ryan Vallon, 11/24/21, 5:45PM EST


PLYMOUTH, Mich. — The Muskegon Lumberjacks continue their winning ways and extend their winning streak to four games after blanking Team USA U17 by a final score of 5-to-0 from USA Hockey Arena on Wednesday, Nov. 24. Goaltender Platon Zadorozhnny scooped up his first career shutout while forward Benny Barnes scored his first career goal in a Lumberjacks uniform. Elsewhere, Quinn Hutson notched a pair of goals with Joey Larson earning his team-leading 11th goal of the season.

1st Period

The red-hot Lumberjacks continued to score first in games, with the first goal coming from Quinn Hutson at 5:19 of the first period. Hutson’s eighth goal of the season was unassisted to give Muskegon the 1-to-0 lead.

Muskegon doubled their lead with Emil Jarventie’s third lamplighter of his USHL career at 11:03 of the opening frame. Jarventie’s goal was assisted by Phil Tresca and Noah Ellis to double up Team USA by a score of 2-to-0.

After the first period of action, the Lumberjacks carried a 2-to-0 lead into the first intermission.

2nd Period

The Jacks would go up by a trio after Joey Larson potted his team-leading 11th goal of the season at 6:44 of the middle period. Larson’s goal was assisted by Tyler Dunbar and Noah Ellis to give Muskegon a 3-to-0 lead.

After 40 minutes, the Lumberjacks controlled a 3-to-0 lead into the intermission.

3rd Period

Just 102 seconds into the final period, Quinn Hutson netted a shorthanded goal to extend the Muskegon lead to 4-to-0. Hutson’s second goal of the game was unassisted.

Forward Benny Barnes lit the lamp for the first time in his USHL career, scoring the fifth goal of the game to make it a 5-to-0 lead for the Lumberjacks. That goal was also unassisted at 15:07 of the third period.

In the end, the Lumberjacks extended their winning streak to four consecutive games, with goaltender Platon Zadorozhnyy picking up his first career shutout along the way.

On Deck

After the Thanksgiving holiday, the Muskegon Lumberjacks will return home to open up a two-game weekend series against the Madison Capitols on Friday and Saturday, November 26 and 27, respectively. Puck drop is slated for 7:10 pm EST both nights from Mercy Health Arena in downtown Muskegon.

Upcoming Theme Nights - Flaunt Your Flannel & Saturday Night Fever

On Friday, Nov. 26, rock your favorite flannel and show your Lumberjack Pride because it’s time to FLANNEL OUT at  Mercy Health Arena for Flaunt Your Flannel! The following night on Saturday, Nov. 27, it’s time to throw on your bell bottoms and jumpsuits! Mercy Health Arena is transforming into the disco as we get our boogie on to some groovy throwbacks! It’s Saturday Night Fever baby! For more information, call the Muskegon Lumberjacks Business office at (231)-799-7000 or email

Upcoming Home Games

Fri.  Nov. 26 | 7:10 pm EST | vs. Madison | Flaunt Your Flannel | BUY TICKETS

Sat. Nov. 27 | 7:10 pm EST | vs. Madison | Saturday Night Fever | BUY TICKETS

Fri.  Dec. 3 | 7:10 pm EST | vs. Cedar Rapids | Teddy Bear Toss | BUY TICKETS

Sat. Dec. 4 | 7:10 pm EST | vs. Cedar Rapids | Margaritaville | BUY TICKETS

Sun. Dec. 5 | 4:00 pm EST | vs. Cedar Rapids | Princess & Hero Night | BUY TICKETS

Fri. Dec. 10 | 7:10 pm EST | vs. Team USA U17 | Ugly Sweater Night | 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 and the local community.