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Marquette, MI – Northern Michigan University (NMU) and Marquette Junior Hockey (MJH) have announced a partnership agreement that will benefit both the youth hockey program and the sport itself.

Under 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 MJH organization. Additionally, MJH will be advertised in the Wildcats’ home Berry Events Center, with discounts provided for its players to join the Young Wildcat Club. Fundraising opportunities are also being provided, such as 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 MJH in a recent news release. “We would 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 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 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, or learn more about Northern Michigan University athletics at This information was compiled by Journal Sports Editor Steve Brownlee; his email address is [](

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