Hockey Heaven at Lakeview Arena in Marquette this Weekend
Jim Parks Reporting
Marquette, Michigan - February 20, 2014 - Media Day for the Marquette Royales Hockey Club was held this afternoon at Lakeview Arena in Marquette. The Royales wrap up the regular season this weekend with a three game series against the Tri-City Icehawks, Friday through Saturday.
The Royales are finishing out the season in style. The team will salute their fans as they celebrate by raising their first-ever Division Championship banner; before the game starts on Friday night.
The banner-raising ceremony kicks off the NASCAR-themed fundraising event to benefit Central U.P. Youth Hockey programs. The team’s custom game jerseys and collectible pucks arrived and were introduced to the Media.
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The NASCAR weekend features 50/50 raffles, chuck-a-puck, silent auction items, and a variety of team apparel will be on sale. The collectible pucks will sell for $5 each. Bidding on the custom game jerseys is now underway at marquetteroyales.com. The jerseys will be auctioned off at the end of Saturday’s game.
And, with bad weather on the way, the Royales will have four TVs set up in the Labatt beer garden and will broadcast the Wildcats-Huskies hockey games both Friday and Saturday night. Two games for one great price and icy cold Labatt beer is only $1.50. It’s a Hockey Heaven deal!
The players were beaming with pride as they posed for the team photo. Marquette native and Royales forward Dallas McLaughlin said, “It’s awesome to play hard for a community has has truly embraced the team the way they have. To be able to hang a championship banner and hold an event like the NASCAR weekend to help raise money to give back to our community is a great feeling and the very least we can do for our fans.”
The Royales are undefeated at home at 18 and 0. They intend to finish the regular season with a perfect 21 and 0 home record. The Royales finish their inaugural season as Great Lakes Division Champions of the Minnesota Junior Hockey League and boast the best record in the entire league. They also have players with league leading statistics. The Royales will host a home playoff series March 14 through 16 at Lakeview.
Admission is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors, $4 for students and kids, $2 for military with ID and FREE for children 10 and under. The action starts Friday and Saturday at 7:30 pm, Sunday at 1 pm. As an added bonus, all NMU Wildcat fans can bring in their ticket stubs from the NMU-Michigan Tech home and home series and get free admission to the Royales game this Sunday afternoon at 1 pm.