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For the team of the same name that played in the International Hockey League (1945–2001), please see the Muskegon Lumberjacks (1984-1992).

Muskegon Lumberjacks
Muskegon Jacks
City: Muskegon, Michigan
League: International Hockey League
Founded: 1992
Home Arena: L. C. Walker Arena
Colors: Black, Gold, White
Owner(s): Jeff and Stacey Patulski
General Manager: Tim Taylor
Head Coach: Bruce Ramsay
Media: WWKR-FM (94.1)
Affiliates: Grand Rapids Griffins, AHL (higher)
Battle Creek Revolution, AAHL (lower)
Franchise history
1992 to 2008: Muskegon Fury
2008 to 2010: Muskegon Lumberjacks
Championships
Regular Season Titles: two (1999, 2005)
Division Championships: four (1996, 1999, 2005, 2007)
Colonial Cups: four (1999, 2002, 2004, 2005)

The Muskegon Lumberjacks were an International Hockey League ice hockey team located in Muskegon, Michigan. On September 12, 2008, new owners Stacey Patulskey, Jeff Patulskey and Tim Taylor changed the teams name from the Muskegon Fury to the Lumberjacks to reflect back on what many remember as the glory days of hockey in Muskegon. Following the 2009-10 season, the Lumberjacks will cease operations in the IHL and a new franchise will be placed in Muskegon to play in the United States Hockey League.

The Muskegon Fury was established in 1992 after the original Muskegon Lumberjacks of the International Hockey League's previous incarnation relocated to Cleveland, Ohio. Hockey had been in Muskegon for 32 consecutive seasons to that point and Tony Lisman, Owner/President of the Fury, would not let that tradition end. Lisman kept his vow to keep hockey in Muskegon by establishing the Fury in the Colonial Hockey League, and has been very successful in doing so throughout the league's name changes.

The Fury lost to the Danbury Trashers in the 2005-2006 playoffs in their bid for a third consecutive Colonial Cup championship.

On August 30, 2006, Bruce Ramsay was named the Fury head coach for the 2006-2007 season, replacing Todd Nelson, who had accepted the assistant coaching position for the Chicago Wolves a few days earlier.Nelson is now serving as an assistant coach for the NHL Atlanta Thrashers, and Ramsay has been resigned for the Fury's upcoming 2008-2009 season.

Muskegon’s L.C. Walker Arena, home of the Fury, is the premiere facility in the area for sporting events, concerts, shows and many more activities.

The Lumberjacks were affiliated with the Grand Rapids Griffins of the American Hockey League. The Battle Creek Revolution of the All American Hockey League serves as the Lumberjacks farm team affiliate.

ChampionshipsEdit

Year League Trophy
2004–2005 UHL Colonial Cup
2003–2004 UHL Colonial Cup
2001–2002 UHL Colonial Cup
1998–1999 UHL Colonial Cup

NOTE: The league's name has changed over the years from the Colonial Hockey League (until 1997), United Hockey League (1997–2007), and the "new" International Hockey League (2007–2010).

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