Lumberjacks clinch playoff berth in USHL

There was no pomp and circumstance, no cork-popping, no noisemakers going off at the Patrick household last night. "There was no celebration,' Muskegon Lumberjacks Head Coach Kevin Patrick said. "We're just continuing to focus on what's ahead.' Youngstown's 7-0 loss to Des Moines on Tuesday clinched a Clark Cup Playoff berth for the ‘Jacks in their inaugural season in the United States Hockey League, but what's ahead is a pursuit for the No. 5 seed in the Eastern Conference and, of course, the second season.
Apr 7, 2011


Before the ‘Jacks begin the postseason, there’s still plenty of work to be done. The ‘Jacks’ magic number to clinch the fifth seed is two, meaning any combination of ‘Jacks wins and Waterloo Black Hawks losses in regulation adding up to two would secure the fifth spot for Muskegon. If the ‘Jacks clinch the fifth spot, they’ll travel to Ann Arbor to face Team USA, against which the ‘Jacks are 3-3-1 this season.

On Friday, the Jacks host the Chicago Steel at L.C. Walker Arena, against which they’re 5-1-0 this season.


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