Marquette Junior Hockey and Northern Michigan University have come together to form a partnership agreement that will bring benefits to both the youth hockey program and the sport itself.
Under this agreement, NMU has designated one of its hockey games each season as Youth Hockey Night, and will 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 offered, such as being group game ushers, 50-50 raffle ticket sellers and chuck-a-puck sellers.
“Marquette Junior Hockey appreciates the opportunities and visibility this agreement will provide for our players,” said Ryan Higbie, President of Marquette Junior Hockey in a recent news release. “We’d like to thank Coach (Grant) Potulny and (athletic director) Rick Comley for their enthusiasm for this partnership and look forward to a great season.”
The partnership also brings NMU hockey coaches and players into activities to enhance the development of MJH players and coaches. “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 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.”
For more information about Marquette Junior Hockey, visit www.marquettejuniorhockey.com, and to learn more about Northern Michigan University athletics, visit www.nmuwildcats.com.