MARQUETTE, Mich. – Marquette Junior Hockey and Northern Michigan University have announced a partnership agreement that will provide benefits for both the youth hockey program and the sport itself. The agreement includes several perks, including one of NMU’s hockey games being designated as Youth Hockey Night each season, with 20 complimentary tickets available for each home game that can be distributed throughout the youth hockey organization.
In addition to providing visibility for the program, Marquette Junior Hockey will be advertised in the Wildcats’ home Berry Events Center, with discounts offered to its players to join the Young Wildcat Club. Fundraising opportunities are also being provided, such as 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 Marquette Junior Hockey President Ryan Higbie in a recent news release announcing the partnership. “We’d like to thank Coach Potulny and Comley for their enthusiasm for this partnership and 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. Northern Michigan University Athletic Director Rick Comley, who is also a former NMU head hockey coach himself, expressed his excitement about the partnership: “We are excited to partner with Marquette Junior Hockey and are committed to helping grow the sport and develop young players locally,” he said in a statement. “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 or Northern Michigan University athletics, visit www.marquettejuniorhockey.com or www.nmuwildcats.com respectively.