Northern Michigan University (NMU) has announced a partnership with Marquette Junior Hockey that will provide numerous benefits to the youth hockey program and its players. NMU will designate one of its hockey games each season as Youth Hockey Night and provide 20 complimentary tickets for each home game that can be distributed throughout the youth hockey organization.
In addition, 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.
“We are excited to partner with Marquette Junior Hockey and are committed to helping grow the sport and develop young players locally,” said Rick Comley, athletic director at NMU and a former head hockey coach himself. “This is a win-win partnership and we look forward to building the game and making memories for athletes and their families.”
Marquette Junior Hockey President Ryan Higbie stated in a recent news release announcing this agreement: “We appreciate the opportunities and visibility this agreement will provide for our players. We’d like to thank Coach Potulny and Comley for their enthusiasm for this partnership, and we look forward to a great season.” The agreement also brings NMU hockey coaches and players into activities to enhance development of MJH players and coaches.
For more information about Marquette Junior Hockey, visit [www.marquettejuniorhockey.com](http://www.marquettejuniorhockey.com),