Northern Michigan University (NMU) and Marquette Junior Hockey have announced a partnership agreement that will provide benefits for the area youth hockey program and the sport itself. As part of the 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 to being advertised in the Wildcats’ home Berry Events Center, Marquette Junior Hockey players will receive discounts on joining the Young Wildcat Club. Fundraising opportunities are also available, 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 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.
“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, who is a former head hockey coach himself. “This is a win-win partnership