They are celebrating the 50th anniversary of pro hockey in Muskegon this Saturday. Only Hershey, Pa., Springfield, Mass., and Fort Wayne have lasted as long.
Muskegon has won 10 championships over that time and reached the finals 17 times. Among the things the Lumberjacks will do to celebrate this season are retiring Jock Callander's No. 15 and Dave Michayluk's No. 27, adding to Moose Lallo's No. 2, Lynn Margarit's No. 5, Joe Kastelic's No. 6, Gary Ford's No. 9, Bryan McLay's No. 12, Bob Tombari's No. 15, Scott Feasby's No. 20 and Scott Gruhl's No. 24.
This weekend the Lumberjacks will honor such Muskegon greats as Jim Bannatyne, Joe Kiss, Darrell Knibbs, Gerry Moore, Dan Sharpe, Bob Smith, Bryan McLay, Sergei Kharin