It's a relatively light week for the Lumberjacks as 2011 comes to an end, but I still have plenty of audio for you to enjoy during this holiday week.
Let's start with Wednesday night's game against Indiana, in which Muskegon put together a rally to force overtime for the second straight game. The Ice got the win in the sudden death session, but Dakota Klecha and Mark Yanis had third period goals and Jacks goalie John Keeney was mostly stellar once again:
Part of the excitement Wednesday was a first intermission exhibition by the Grand Rapids Sled Wings, who will take on the Lumberjacks Friday at L.C. Walker Arena. The Sled Wings' head coach Steve Kozlowski discussed these impressive athletes with me:
At the second intermission I spoke with national developmental sled hockey player Tyler Anderson, who skates for the Sled Wings:
On this Tuesday's JackSixty, second-year Lumberjacks equipment manager Jason Smits discussed his favorite aspects of the underappreciated occupation, as well as how this year's group compares to last season's team:
To close the program, rookie USHL forward Tyler Murray broke down his recent effective play and how his game is developing under Kevin Patrick and the rest of the Muskegon coaching staff: