Robin Bouchard
BORN:  OCTOBER 22, 1973, JONQUIERE, PQ, CANADA

   Robin Bouchard starred for the Muskegon Fury and the Muskegon Lumberjacks, calling the Port City home for 13 of his 16 professional hockey seasons. A gifted and prolific scorer, in March of 2010, Bouchard broke the modern-day goal scoring mark for minor league hockey, upping the record to 687 red-lighters before retiring at the end of the season.
   
Known for coming through in the clutch and scoring game-winning goals, Bouchard also holds a record for the most consecutive games scoring a goal with 17 notched during the 2009-10 season.
   Between 1994 and 2010, Bouchard was part of five championship teams, including four during his time in Muskegon. A fan favorite and the emotional leader of those squads, his No. 32 jersey is retired and hanging in the rafters at Mercy Health Arena in downtown Muskegon. "Bouch," as he is know to many, was a beloved player who was instrumental in community outreach and youth during his career.

Matt Brink
BORN: AUGUST 25, 1978, MUSKEGON, MI

   Matt Brink was an all-state performer  in wrestling and football at Fruitport High School, but it's on the mat where he reached legendary status. He was a three-time Michigan High School Athletic Association state champion at 275 pounds for the Trojans, first as a freshman in 1994, then again as a junior and finally as a senior (he finished as runner-up as a sophomore). He still remains the only wrestler in MHSAA  history to be named a heavyweight champion as a ninth-grader. Brink finished his prep career with an amazing 167-2 record
   He then moved on to the University of Michigan, where he tested his skills against the best collegiate wrestlers in the country. Brink proved he belonged and then some, becoming a four-time NCAA qualifier, four-time All-Big Tem selection and two time All-American. His final college record was 106-44.  Upon graduation from Michigan, he returned to his hometown and coached wrestling at Muskegon Reeths-Puffer for 19 years, 15 as head coach. He guided the Rockets to eight conference titles, 10 district championships and city and regional championships in his final season in 2020.

Cheryl Day
BORN: MARCH 20, 1967, MUSKEGON, MI

   A star on the hardwood at Muskegon Heights High School for Tiger Coach Dorothy Gill-Jackson, Cheryl Day led the Heights to the state quarterfinals as a senior in 1984 and earned first-team all-state honors from the Associated Press. Averaging 20 points and 10.3 rebounds per game, Day took her skills to Muskegon Community College, then to University of Detroit.
   At MCC, Day upped her averages, leading the Jayhawks to a regional championship  and averaging 21.7 points and 15.5 rebounds, gathering second-team National Junior College Athletic Association All-American honors. Her efforts at MCC caught the attention of multiple schools, but not all offered programs in special education and elementary education, Day's major.
    The University of Detroit (now University of Detroit Mercy) offered a match academically and athletically, and the Titans landed a gem. A 6-foot-1 center, Day led U of D in scoring and rebounding in both her junior and senior years. She was an All-conference selection in both seasons and in her senior year was the only conference player to average in double figures in scoring (18.1) and rebounding (10.9).  She stiill holds the University's single game rebounding record with 27 boards, set against Loyola of Chicago in 1990. Over three decades later, her career average of 17.2 points and 10.2 rebounds per contest still rank third all-time in school history.
   Following graduation, she returned to the Muskegon Heights school district to teach and coach. In 2013, Day, who scored 1,004 career points during her prep playing days, became the first Heights girl basketball player to have her jersey number (30) retired by the high school.

Johnny Mitchell
BORN: APRIL 3, 1964, MUSKEGON, MI

    Johnny Mitchell did not pick up the discus until 1981, but the Muskegon High School standout's combination of physical talent and work ethic soon was producing statewide and national honors. The Michigan High School Athletic Association's (MHSAA) Class A discus state champion in discus as a junior in 1982, Michell earned all-state and honorable mention All-American that year.
   In his senior year at the MHSAA Regional meet hosted at Houseman Field in Grand Rapids, he shattered the state's discus record by more that seven feet, with a heave of  198 feet, 5 inches. Rated as one of the top three preps in the nation entering the 1983 MHSAA Track and Field Championships, Mitchell  earned his second state title. Again named All-State, he gathered first-team prep All-American honors from three different outlets, then was named the top boys discus thrower in the country by Track & Field News.
   Mitchell also excelled in shot put and in football. A true gentleman who was always willing to lend advice and help other athletes, he moved on to Western Michigan University where he was a Mid-American Conference champion and school record setter.

Class of 2021