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PRESS RELEASE — Jack Williams named USHL Forward of the Week

By Ryan Vallon, 01/11/22, 12:45PM EST

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MUSKEGON, Mich. —  Muskegon Lumberjacks captain Jack Williams has been named USHL Forward of the Week for week 15 of the 2021-22 USHL regular season.

This was the first weekly award for Williams, who earned seven points over the past weekend. The Northeastern University commit started the weekend with his second career four-point game (1-3-4) in a 10-6 win over the Madison Capitols. Williams assisted on the first two Lumberjacks goals of the game before scoring a goal of his own on the powerplay in the final minute of the opening frame to open a 3-1 Muskegon lead. The Biddeford, Maine native picked up his final point of the game with a powerplay assist just 21 seconds into the second period. 

The following night, Williams and the Lumberjacks picked up another road victory, this time a 7-1 win spurred on by a three-assist (0-3-3) night from Williams. The fourth-year forward assisted on the second goal of the game for Muskegon, the eventual game-winning tally before picking up another assist less than two minutes later on a shorthanded tally. The final point for Williams on the weekend came in the third period with another powerplay assist. This season, Williams has 29 points (5-24-29) through 29 games, which is tied for 19th in league scoring and tied for third in team scoring. His 24 assists is tied for ninth in the league while standing alone as second in Muskegon helpers. Williams has already set a new career-high with his 24 assists this season and is nine points away from his best scoring season, 38 points in 52 games last season.

Williams becomes the fifth Lumberjack to earn a weekly accolade by the USHL this season, adding his name to the list of Platon Zadorozhnyy (goaltender - week 11), Quinn Hutston (forward - week 10), Jake Braccini (forward - week 9), and Jacob Guevin (defenseman - week 6).

Upcoming Theme Nights - 13 Loves Pets/Star Wars Night/Youth Hockey Night

On Friday, Jan. 14, it’s WZZM 13 on Your Side Loves Pets Night! Pound Buddies will be on the concourse with rescue animals available for adoption. The following night on Saturday, Jan. 15, it’s Star Wars Night! In a galaxy not far, far away...the Jacks take on the Green Bay Gamblers! Whether you’re on the light side or the dark side, you’re invited to watch the action with all your favorite Star Wars characters! Finally, it’s Youth Hockey Night on Sunday, Jan. 16! A night to honor local youth hockey organizations. For more information, call the Muskegon Lumberjacks Business office at (231)-799-7000 or email afranczek@muskegonlumberjacks.com.

Upcoming Home Games

Fri. Jan. 14 | 7:00 pm EST | vs. Team USA U17 | 13 Loves Pets | BUY TICKETS

Sat. Jan. 15 | 7:00 pm EST | vs. Green Bay Gamblers | Star Wars Night | BUY TICKETS

Sun. Jan. 16 | 4:00 pm EST | vs. Green Bay Gamblers | Youth Hockey Night | BUY TICKETS

Fri. Jan. 21 | 7:00 pm EST | vs. Youngstown Phantoms | 90’s Night | BUY TICKETS

Sat. Jan. 22 | 7:00 pm EST | vs. Youngstown Phantoms | Muskegon Area Sports Hall of Fame | BUY TICKETS

Fri. Feb. 11 | 7:00 pm EST | vs. Madison Capitols | Police/Fire Night | BUY TICKETS

Sat. Feb. 12 | 7:00 pm EST | vs. Madison Capitols | Mascot Mania | 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.