Marquette, MI – Marquette Junior Hockey and Northern Michigan University have announced a partnership agreement that will provide numerous benefits for the area’s youth hockey program and the sport itself.
One of the key components of the agreement is that NMU will designate one of its hockey games each season as Youth Hockey Night, providing 20 free tickets to each home game for distribution throughout the youth hockey organization. In addition, Marquette Junior Hockey will advertise in the Wildcats’ home Berry Events Center and provide discounts for its players to join the Young Wildcat Club. Fundraising opportunities are also provided, such as group game hosts, 50-50 raffle ticket vendors, and puck vendors.
“Marquette Junior Hockey appreciates the opportunities and visibility this agreement will provide our players,” said President Ryan Higbee in a recent press release announcing the agreement. “We would like to thank coach (Grant) Potulny and (athletic director) Rick Comley for their enthusiasm for this partnership and we look forward to a great season.”
The agreement 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 Comley, himself a former NMU head hockey coach. “This is a win-win partnership and we look forward to building the game and creating memories for athletes