November 30, 2023 12:46 am

MARQUETTE, Mich. — Northern Michigan University (NMU) and Marquette Junior Hockey have announced a partnership agreement that aims to benefit the local youth hockey program and the sport as a whole.

One of the key components of this agreement is that NMU will designate one of its hockey games each season as Youth Hockey Night, providing 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 NMU’s 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 Marquette Junior Hockey President Ryan Higbie in a recent news release announcing this partnership. “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 agreement also brings NMU hockey coaches and players into activities aimed at enhancing 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, a former NMU 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.”

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