BORN: MAY 18, 1962, WAKAW, SASKATCHEWAN
Rick Ley coached the Muskegon Lumberjacks for many of the seven years from
1985 to 1992 that Dave Michayluk ruled the L.C. Walker Arena. Back in 1988,
Ley had this to say about his star player:
“(Dave Michayluk) is a very hard worker and he comes to play every game. He’s a complete player, the kind you build a franchise around.”
And that’s exactly what the Lumberjacks did. “Boris” — the nickname Michayluk was given early on because his last name resembled that of Boris Mikhailov, the all-time leading goal scorer in the history of Russian hockey — scored at least 100 points in all seven seasons in
Michayluk was part of a Jacks dynamic trio with current MASHF member Jock Callander and Scott Gruhl. Michayluk has the most points in Lumberjacks history (769), most points in a season (137) and career games played as a Lumberjack (564).
A fourth round pick of the Philadelphia Flyers in the 1981 NHL Draft, he did not resign with the Flyers, and became an unrestricted free agent. Inked by the Pittsburgh Penguins, he was called up to Pittsburgh along with teammates Jock Callander and Mike Needham for the playoffs. Skating on "the Muskegon Line", he scored a goal and had an assist, helping the injury-depleted Penguins and their star Mario Lemieux win the Stanley Cup in 1992.
Michayluk played the final five years of his career with the Cleveland Lumberjacks, retiring following the 1996-97 season ranked No. 2 in IHL history for career goals (594), No. 3 for career points (1,298) and No. 4 for career assists (704). Today, he ranks among the few in all levels of professional hockey to post nine consecutive 100 point seasons during his career
BORN: August 20, 1939, MUSKEGON, MI
For the first 38 years of the school’s
A total of 86 of his grapplers qualified for the annual Michigan High School Athletic Association tournament, with 28 of those finishing in the top four at the state finals. Seventeen of his wrestlers are members of the Shores Century Club with 100-or-more career wins. During Mosley’s reign, the Sailors had more than 30 individual state place-winners and one state champion, Ken Luipakka (167) in 1978.
Well-known locally as the owner of Mosley’s
BORN: August 17, 1946, GRAND RAPIDS, MI
A past president of the Michigan High School
Football Coaches Association, Jack Schugars solidified his place in local
history on a cold and rainy night in Hart back in 2004.
After an extremely rare 0-3 start, his Oakridge Eagles
stormed to a 43-8 win over Hart.
The victory was Schugars’ 210th as a head coach,
breaking the area record for career victories, long held by
“I never dreamed about getting this many wins way back when I started,” said Schugars, who took the reigns of the program back in 1979 after the Eagles had posted a 1-8 mark a season earlier. Over the years, he has served as a father figure to many and remains a strong role model for Oakridge athletes. On that night of accomplishment, in typical fashion, he turned the focus to the kids.
“But right now, I’m most excited for these kids. They could have quit and walked away the way this season started. But they stuck together and climbed out of the hole.”
The mentor’s focus on the positive has allowed the school, located on the eastern edge of