MARQUETTE, Mich. – Marquette Junior Hockey and Northern Michigan University have announced a partnership agreement that will provide numerous benefits for the area youth hockey program and the sport itself.
Under the agreement, Northern Michigan University 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, with discounts offered for its players to join the Young Wildcat Club. Fundraising opportunities are also being provided through activities such as group game ushers, 50-50 raffle ticket sellers and chuck-a-puck sellers.
“We are thrilled about this partnership and appreciate the opportunities it will bring to our players,” said Ryan Higbie, President of Marquette Junior Hockey in a recent news release. “We would like to thank Coach (Grant) Potulny and Rick Comley for their enthusiasm for this partnership and look forward to a successful season.”
The agreement also brings Northern Michigan University hockey coaches and players into activities to enhance development of MJH players and coaches. The university is committed to growing the sport locally and developing young athletes.
“We are excited about this partnership with Marquette Junior Hockey,” said Rick Comley, Athletic Director at Northern Michigan University. “This is a win-win partnership that will help us grow the game while making memories for athletes and their families.”
For more information on Marquette Junior Hockey, visit their website at www.marquettejuniorhockey.com. To learn more about Northern Michigan University athletics, visit www.nmuwildcats.com