MUSKEGON, Michigan (November 30th) – The Muskegon Lumberjacks have announced that Forward Matt Mendelson will rejoin the team for the second time this season beginning tomorrow night against the USNTDP Under-17 Team at home.
In his first stint with the Lumberjacks, Mendelson appeared in two games on November 2nd and 3rd, respectively, against the Dubuque Fighting Saints at home. The Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania native will play in the team’s next eight games.
This season, Mendelson was playing for the Pittsburgh Penguins Elite team in the Tier I Elite Midget Major Hockey League where he currently is second on the team in points with 18 (7 goals and 11 assists) in 21 games played. Before playing for the Penguins, Mendelson spent the 2011-12 season with the Pittsburgh Hornets in the Tier I Elite Midget Minor Hockey League where he accumulated 42 points (14 goals and 28 assists) in 36 games.
“We would like to thank Penguins Head Coach Christopher Stern and his hardworking staff for allowing Matt (Mendelson) to come back to Muskegon to showcase his talents,” said Lumberjacks Owner, General Manager, and CEO Josh Mervis. “It is a great opportunity for Matt and we are excited to have him back with the Muskegon Lumberjacks family.”
In other Lumberjacks news, the team has reassigned Forward James Wade to the Anaheim Jr. Ducks of the North American Prospects Hockey League (NAPHL). Wade appeared in four games this season with the Lumberjacks recording no points.
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