Press Box


MARQUETTE, Mich. â€Â“ The NorthernMichigan University Wildcat Hockey team will host the Western MichiganUniversity Broncos on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 17-18. Saturdayâ€Â™s game,sponsored by Guindon Moving, will begin at 7:35 p.m.while Sundayâ€Â™s matinee game, sponsored by Range Bank, will begin at 2:05 p.m.Both games will be played at the Berry Events Center.  This weekendâ€Â™s games are designated as YoungWildcat Club games and club members get a free ticket from the Superior DomeTicket Office by presenting their membership card. Ã‚ 


Events for the weekend include Chalk Talk with head coachWalt Kyle, Chuck-a-Puck, the Teddy Bear Toss and a player autograph session.There will not be a Blue Line Club Luncheon due to the NMU Commencement Ceremonyon Saturday morning.  Sundayâ€Â™s game willbe televised by College Sports Television (CSTV), a network that featuresnothing but college sports, 24 hours a day. 


Chalk Talk with Walt Kyle will take place at 6:50 p.m.before Saturday's hockey game in the Wildcat Room of the Berry Events Center.  Coach Kyle explains the game plan and what tolook for to those Blue Line and Wildcat Club members who attend. 


The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee will be having aChuck-a-Puck contest at Saturday nightâ€Â™s game. The SAAC will be selling numbered foam-rubber pucks for $1 and betweenthe 2nd and 3rd period those pucks are thrown out onto the ice.  The person whose puck lands closest to thecenter-ice wins half of the money collected. The proceeds benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation.


The Teddy Bear Toss is an annual event hosted by the SAACbenefiting local needy children.  TheSAAC asks that anyone attending Sundayâ€Â™s game to bring a Teddy Bear to toss outonto the ice after the 1st period.  TheSAAC will collect the teddy bears and distribute them during the Holiday Seasonto needy children.


Current NMU Hockey players Darin Olver, Andy Contois,Bobby Selden and Rob Lehtinen will be in the Wildcat Room following Sunday'sgame for autographs. 








Prepared By
Bridget Berube
S.W.A. - Compliance Coordinator