Northern Michigan University and Marquette Junior Hockey have recently formed a partnership agreement aimed at benefiting both players and the sport as a whole. Under the agreement, 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. Additionally, the university will advertise Marquette Junior Hockey in the Wildcats’ home Berry Events Center and offer discounts for players to join the Young Wildcat Club. Fundraising opportunities such as being group game ushers, 50-50 raffle ticket sellers, and chuck-a-puck sellers will also be provided.
Marquette Junior Hockey President Ryan Higbie expressed his gratitude for the opportunities and visibility that the agreement would provide for their players. He thanked Coach Grant Potulny and athletic director Rick Comley for their enthusiasm for the partnership and looks forward to a successful season. The agreement also includes involving NMU hockey coaches and players in activities aimed at enhancing the development of MJH players and coaches.
Northern Michigan University is dedicated to promoting the growth of hockey and developing young talent locally. Athletic director Rick Comley, a former NMU head hockey coach, described the partnership as a win-win and expressed excitement about building the sport and creating unforgettable memories for athletes and their families. To learn more about Marquette Junior Hockey, visitors can visit www.marquettejuniorhockey.com, while to learn more about Northern Michigan University athletics, they can visit www.nmuwildcats.com. For additional information on this partnership, readers can contact Journal Sports Editor Steve Brownlee via email at sbrownlee@miningjournal