Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Two 'Jacks named to U-17 Select Team

Two members of the Muskegon Lumberjacks have been selected for the 2010 US Under-17 Select Team that will compete at the 2010 Under-17 Five Nations Tournament August 18-22 in Huttwil, Switzerland.

The players were selected to the team after participating in the USA Hockey’s Select 16 Player Development Camp from June 25-July 1 in Rochester, N.Y.

Joseph Cox from Chelsea was drafted by the Lumberjacks in the 2010 Futures Draft in May. Cox had four goals and three assists for a total of seven points at the Select 16 Camp. He is on the Lumberjacks affiliate list for 2010-2011. Players on the affiliate list are usually not quite ready to make the active roster, but can be called up to play in up to six games before they must be added to the active roster.

Cox will be joined by Jordan Masters from Rochester, N.Y. He finished the Select 16 Camp with six goals and one assist for seven points. Masters is on the Lumberjacks active roster for 2010-2011.

Both players were in the top 10 in scoring for the Select 16 Camp.

After returning from Switzerland, Masters will arrive in Muskegon at the end of August along with the rest of the Lumberjacks. The team will train six days a week to prepare for the upcoming season.

The 2010-2011 schedule will be announced soon.

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