MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University (NMU) and Marquette Junior Hockey have announced a partnership agreement that will bring numerous benefits to the local youth hockey program and its players.
Under the terms of the agreement, NMU will designate one of its hockey games each season as Youth Hockey Night, providing 20 complimentary tickets for each home game that can be distributed throughout the youth hockey organization. Additionally, Marquette Junior Hockey will be advertised in the Wildcats’ home Berry Events Center, and discounts will be provided for its players to join the Young Wildcat Club. Fundraising opportunities are also being provided, such as being group game ushers, 50-50 raffle ticket sellers and chuck-a-puck sellers.
The agreement also brings NMU hockey coaches and players into activities to enhance development of MJH players and coaches. This partnership is a win-win for both organizations as they work together to grow the sport and develop young players locally.
Marquette Junior Hockey President Ryan Higbie expressed his gratitude for this opportunity in a recent news release: “Marquette Junior Hockey appreciates the opportunities and visibility this agreement will provide for our players.” He thanked Coach (Grant) Potulny and (athletic director) Rick Comley for their enthusiasm for this partnership and looked forward to a great season.
For more information about Marquette Junior Hockey, visit www.marquettejuniorhockey.com, and to learn more about Northern Michigan University athletics, visit www.nmuwildcats.com. This information was compiled by Journal Sports Editor Steve Brownlee whose email address is sbrownlee@miningjournal