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PRESS RELEASE — Joey Larson named USHL Forward of the Week

By Ryan Vallon, 05/14/22, 12:15PM EDT

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MUSKEGON, Mich. —  Muskegon Lumberjacks forward Joey Larson has been named USHL Forward of the Week for the Eastern Conference Final of the 2022 Clark Cup Playoffs. This becomes Larson’s second weekly USHL accolade after he won USHL Forward of the Week in week 24 of the regular season.


Joey Larson wins his second USHL award this season

Larson picked up a point in every game of the Eastern Conference Final, including a trio of mutli-point games, finishing the round with nine points (4-5-9) as the Lumberjacks season came to an end at the hands of the Capitols. The Northern Michigan University opened the series with his first goal of the Clark Cup Playoffs in a 5-2 Game One win. Larson chipped in a pair of assists in a Game Two loss before picking up his third three-point game and first two-goal game (2-1-3) of the Playoffs in Game Three. The Brighton, Mich. native scored Muskegon's first goal and assisted on the second before firing home the overtime winner in the 4-3 win. Larson closed the series with an assist in Game Four before pocketing his fourth goal of the Eastern Conference Final and picking up his fifth assist in a two-point night (1-1-2) during Game Five.

Larson finished the Playoffs with 17 points (4-13-17) in nine games and currently leads all skaters in both points (17) and assists (13). Larson's 13 assists tied Trevor Lewis (Des Moines Buccaneers, 2005-06) for the third-most assists in a single Playoffs in USHL Tier I history. Larson's 17 points is tied for sixth all-time with Jack Badini (Chicago Steel, 2016-17) in a single Tier I Playoffs. In the regular season, Larson registered 66 points (32-34-66) in 62 games and finished eights among all league scorers with 32 goals.

Larson becomes the fourth Lumberjacks to win a weekly USHL award in the playoffs after Jacob Guevin (defenseman - Conference Semifinals), Noah Ellis (defenseman - First Round), and Chase Clark (goaltender - First Round). Previous Muskegon winners in the regular season include Joey Larson (forward - week 24), Quinn Hutson (forward - weeks 10 and 21), Jack Williams (forward - week 15), Jake Braccini (forward - week 9),  Nathan McBrayer (defenseman - week 19), Tyler Dunbar (defenseman - week 17), Jacob Guevin (defenseman - week 6), Cameron Korpi (goaltender - week 17), and Platon Zadorozhnny (goaltender - week 11).

Thank You, Fans!

With the 2021-22 Muskegon Lumberjacks season coming to an end, the Lumberjacks want to say ‘thank you’ to the best fans in the USHL! We appreciate your support for each and every game and we look forward to the 2022-23 season! Thank you, Muskegon Lumberjacks Fans!

NHL Central Scouting Final Rankings

On Thursday, May 2, National Hockey League (NHL) Central Scouting released their final rankings for the upcoming 2022 NHL Entry Draft. In all, three current Lumberjacks, three affiliates, and one draft pick made the list. Current Lumberjacks include defensemen Jacob Guevin (No. 173), Tyler Dunbar (No. 175), and Jeremiah Slavin (No. 219). In addition, three affiliates were named to the watch list, those being George Fegaras (No. 82), Michael Callow (No. 131), and Matthew Morden (No. 190) plus one draft pick, Jackson Krykostas (No. 203). The 2022 NHL Draft is scheduled from July 7-8, 2022, and will be hosted by the Montreal Canadiens at Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec.

2022 Camp Dates

The Muskegon Lumberjacks have announced their 2022 Camp Dates for the upcoming season. Registration is now open for the Prospect 07-08 Camp, which runs from May 27-29, 2022 at Mercy Health Arena in downtown Muskegon. Goalie camp is scheduled for June 4-5, 2022, at the Lakeshore Sports Centre. Main Camp, which includes free agents and prospects, will run June 9-11, with Final Main Camp on June 12-15, both at Mercy Health Arena. For more information, visit muskegonlumberjacks.com/camps2022.

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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.