MUSKEGON LUMBERJACKS:  The Under-18 Team travels to the west side to kick off the NTDP's loaded weekend of action with a special Kid's Day 10:30 a.m. puck drop at Trinity Health Arena in Muskegon.

The Lumberjacks split their matchups at the USHL Fall Classic, topping Omaha by a 6-2 final on Saturday before falling to Dubuque, 8-3, on Sunday afternoon.

Matvei Gridin had the best weekend for the 'Jacks, depositing a trio of goals and adding a pair of assists for a team-high five points. Joe Connor and Cody Croal each added three points to pace the Muskegon attack.

On the blue line, Easton Young produced a pair of assists while Owen Keefe put three shots on net to lead the D.

Paxton Geisel saw action in both games in net, playing to a 3.30 GAA and .898 SV% while picking up the team's lone win.

The two sides will become familiar with one another this season as Friday's game marks the first of four in the season series, the U18s most commonly played regular season opponent. The next matchup comes to cap off the 2023 calendar year as Muskegon makes the return trip to USA Hockey Arena on December 28.

GREEN BAY GAMBLERS: The U17s begin the two-game home set with Green Bay as they make their USHL debut Friday night.

The Gamblers swept their Fall Classic competition, taking down Lincoln, 4-1, on Thursday and following that up with a 4-3 overtime victory against the Sioux City Musketeers on the following day.

Slovakian forward Libor Nemec was the lone Gambler to net multiple goals, earning a tally in each of the two games.James Duerr's three helpers led the team to pace the balanced Green Bay offense, while 14 total players put their name on the scoresheet.

The Gamblers return stud goalie Adam Gajan, who only played six games last season due to injury. He went on to be the first goalie selected at the 2023 NHL Draft to the Chicago Blackhawks with the 35th overall pick. Gajan played every minute in net at the Fall Classic, going 2-0-0 with a dynamite 1.96 goals-against and .929 save percentage.

YOUNGSTOWN PHANTOMS: The weekend quartet of games wraps up when the Under-17 Team buses out to Ohio to take on the Phantoms Saturday evening. 

Youngstown was the lone Eastern Conference squad to drop both games at the Fall Classic as they matched up against Tri-City (2-1) and Cedar Rapids (5-1) last weekend.

Defenseman Andrew Strathmann was the lone Phantom to collect multiple points with his two helpers. NTDP alum Charlie Cerrato was one of three other skaters to pick up a point for Youngstown.

Between the pipes, both Owen Bartoszkiewicz and Colin Winn picked up a start. The former turned aside 29 of 31 shots to post an impressive .935 SV%, while Winn gave up four scores on 26 shots.

The U17s will sqaure up with Youngstown a team-high six times throughout the 2023-24 campaign!