Family Friendly Pre-Game Party Before NMU-MTU Hockey

Monday 23, 2015

MARQUETTE, Mich.— A family friendly pre-game party will be held before the puck drops for the Northern Michigan University and Michigan Technological University hockey game at NMU on Saturday, March 7. Alumni and friends of both schools, along with the general public, are invited to attend. The party will be held from 5-7 p.m. in Vandament Arena.

The event will feature games for the kids, door prizes and appearances by both teams’ players and mascots. Food and drinks will be offered, including craft beer from the Keweenaw and Marquette that will be available for purchase. Both schools will be giving away spirit gear and 100.3 The Point will provide music.

Tickets are available at all NMU EZ Ticket outlets, by calling 227-1032 or online at Prices are $10 for adults and $5 for kids. The event is co-hosted by the NMU and MTU Alumni Associations.

Alumni elsewhere need only an Internet connection to watch the game live via America One Sports Online or listen to the streaming radio play-by-play on 100.3 FM The Point.

March 7 has been designated "Wildcat Night Across the Country." Viewing parties for NMU alumni are scheduled at the following locations. For more information, including local contacts for each event, call 877-GRAD NMU or visit


Battle Creek: Miller’s Time Out, 13260 South Helmer Rd.

Detroit: Bailey’s Sports Grille, 1965 West Maple Rd., Troy

Grand Rapids: Tommy Bran’s, 4157 Division Ave, Wyoming

Houghton: Bill’s B&B, 409 W. Memorial

Kalamazoo: Comensoli’s Italian Bistro & Bar, 762 W. Main St.

Midland: Big E’s, 810 Cinema Dr.


OTHER STATES (cities listed alphabetically)

Atlanta, Ga.: The home of alumna Sue Bilkey

Chicago, Ill.: Glascott’s Groggery, 2158 Halsted St. #1

Fort Myers, Fla.: Jersey Sports Café, 13971 N. Cleveland Ave.

Little Rock, Ark.: The home of alumna Audrey Lewis

Louisville, Ky.: Saints Pub & Pizza, 131 Breckenridge Lane, St. Matthews

Madison, Wisc.: Pooley’s Sports Bar, 5441 High Crossing Blvd

Naperville, Ill.: Jackson Avenue Pub, 7 Jackson Ave

North Pole, Ala.: Badger Den, 1447 Old Badger Rd

Portland, Ore.: Blitz Pearl, 110 NW 10th Ave.

Phoenix, Ariz.: Location TBD

Abby Roche
Student Writer