By @MichaelCaples –
The USHL has released its 2017-18 season schedule, which means we now know when and where the Muskegon Lumberjacks and USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program will renew their in-state rivalry.
The two Michigan-based programs will meet seven times throughout the next hockey campaign.
The NTDP will travel to Muskegon for the first of the seven showdowns on Oct. 14.
After a two-month break, Muskegon will make its first appearance at USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth, taking on the NTDP on Dec. 19.
Here’s the breakdown of all the match-ups (the USHL schedule doesn’t specify whether the game will feature the NTDP Under-17 Team or Under-18 Team):
Oct. 14 – NTDP at Muskegon – 7:15 p.m.
Dec. 19 – Muskegon at NTDP – 7:05 p.m.
Dec. 29 – NTDP at Muskegon – 7:15 p.m.
Jan. 15 – Muskegon at NTDP – 2:05 p.m.
Jan. 27 – NTDP at Muskegon – 7:15 p.m.
Mar. 4 – Muskegon at NTDP – 2:05 p.m.
Apr. 13 – Muskegon at NTDP – 7:05 p.m. (last game of the USHL regular-season for both programs)