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FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. – In the lead up to Hockey Day in Michigan, the Central Collegiate Hockey Association office received nominations for Heroes of Hockey Day from all over the state. Mark Nebel of Marquette is one of four individuals selected for this prestigious award that took play on Saturday (Jan. 29).

Mark Nebel (Marquette, Mich.)
This Hero of Hockey Day received the greatest outpouring of support from his hockey community. Marquette native Mark Nebel coached at least one hockey team for 18 straight seasons in his hometown. He has coached at every level of youth hockey, as young as mites and as old as midgets, and has also been on staff for the Marquette High School squad. One season, he was on the coaching staff for three different teams in Marquette. He also had a stint in officiating, working midget AAA, high school and NCAA hockey. This marks the first season in almost two decades that Nebel has not coached at least one team in the Marquette area. Hockey parents in the area are quick to praise his upbeat attitude, his passion for his community, and love for children and the game of hockey.

The following are other nominees for Hockey Day in Michigan:
Roger Parr (Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.)
Ron Baum (Kentwood, Mich.)
Mike Rucinski (East Lansing, Mich.)

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Mike Levy
NMU Sports Information