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Northern Michigan University and Marquette Junior Hockey Announce Partnership


Nov 20, 2023

Marquette Junior Hockey and Northern Michigan University have recently entered into a partnership agreement aimed at providing benefits for players and the sport itself. As part of 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 appreciation for the opportunities and visibility that the agreement will 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 great 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 committed to helping grow the sport and develop young players locally. Athletic director Rick Comley, a former NMU head hockey coach, described the partnership as a win-win and expressed excitement about building the game and making memories for athletes and their families. For more information about Marquette Junior Hockey, visitors can go to www.marquettejuniorhockey.com, and to learn more about Northern Michigan University athletics, they can visit www.nmuwildcats.com. For additional details on this partnership, readers can contact Journal Sports Editor Steve Brownlee via email at sbrownlee@miningjournal.net.

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