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Northern Michigan University (NMU) and Marquette Junior Hockey have announced a partnership agreement that will benefit both parties. The agreement includes several benefits, including the designation of one of NMU’s hockey games each season as Youth Hockey Night, the provision of 20 complimentary tickets for each home game that can be distributed throughout the youth hockey organization, and the advertising of Marquette Junior Hockey in NMU’s home Berry Events Center.

Additionally, discounts will be provided for players to join the Young Wildcat Club, and fundraising opportunities will be provided, such as being group game ushers, 50-50 raffle ticket sellers, and chuck-a-puck sellers. This partnership also brings NMU hockey coaches and players into activities to enhance the development of MJH players and coaches.

“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 agreement. “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.”

“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.”

For more information about Marquette Junior Hockey, visit, and to learn more about Northern Michigan University athletics, visit Information compiled by Journal Sports Editor Steve Brownlee at

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