Northern Michigan

Northern Michigan Quick Facts

Location: Marquette, Mich.
Year Founded: 1899
Enrollment: 8,001
Nickname: Wildcats
Colors: Green and Gold
President: Fritz Erickson
Director of Athletics: Forrest Karr
Faculty Athletic Representative: Julie Rochester
Athletic Dept. Phone: 906-227-2105


Team History

First Year of Division I Hockey: 1976-77
All-time Record (Years): 775-654-125 (39 seasons)


Facility Information

Name/Capacity: Berry Events Center/4,260
Dimensions: 200' x 100'
Ticket Office Phone: 906-227-1032
Address: 1401 Presque Isle Ave., Marquette, MI 49855

Directions to Arena

From U.S. 41/M-28, arriving from south and downtown:

     • Proceed north on Front Street
     • Front Street terminates at Fair Avenue. At that T-intersection, turn left and go one block. Then right into the NMU Sports Complex parking lots.
     • The Berry Events Center is the first building you will see (to your right as you're coming into the parking lot). It has a large glass front wall.

From Washington Street (Ramada Inn or Holiday Inn):

     • Proceed east on Washington Street toward the downtown area.
     • Turn left onto Third Street and proceed north to Fair Avenue. Third Street terminates into a T-intersection at Fair Avenue.
     • Cross Fair Avenue and enter the parking area of the NMU Sports Complex.
     • The Berry Events Center is the first building you will see (to your right as you're coming into the parking lot). It has a large glass front wall.

From U.S. 41/M-28, arriving from west:

     • On proceeding through the stoplight at the Wal-Mart entrance (on the right side of the road), prepare to turn left onto Wright Street. Follow Wright Street to Presque Isle Avenue, which will be the second stoplight.
     • Cross Presque Isle Avenue and proceed east (200 feet). Turn right onto the Superior Dome entry drive.
     • The Berry Events Center is the last building that you will see entering the complex from this direction. It has a large glass front wall.

From Marquette Sawyer International Airport:
     • Exit airport terminal to County Road 553. Turn right and proceed north to Marquette. (Follow the directional signs for Marquette that are posted along the airport's exit road.)
     • Turn right onto U.S. 41/M-28 by-pass, which will be the first stoplight. Follow for about one mile until the by-pass forces you to ease onto U.S. 41/M-28. You will want to go north (left), heading for the downtown area. This is also the Front Street exit.
     • Proceed north on Front Street. Front Street terminates at Fair Avenue. At that T-intersection, turn left and go one block. Then right into the NMU Sports Complex parking lots.
     • The Berry Events Center is the first building you will see (to your right as you're coming into the parking lot). It has a large glass front wall.


Coaches/Support Staff

Head Coach: Grant Potulny
     • Alma Mater, Year: Minnesota, 2004
     • Record at School (Years): Entering First Season
     • Overall Record (Years): Same

Assistant Coaches
     • John Kyle, Northern Michigan, 1982
     • Rob Lehtinen, Northern Michigan, 2007

Support Staff
     • John Lehtinen, Michigan Tech (Volunteer Assistant Coach)
     • Jeff Cornock (Hockey Operations Manager)
     • Megan DeChambeau, College of Mount St. Joseph, 2011 (Athletic Trainer)


Media Services

Hockey SID: Jen Dobias
Office Phone: 906-227-1917
Cell Phone: 856-261-5620
Email: jedobias@nmu.edu
Website: NMUWildcats.com
Hockey-specific Twitter: @NMUHockey
Athletics Twitter: @NMU_Wildcats
Athletics Facebook: Facebook.com/NMUWildcats
Athletics Instagram: nmu_wildcats


Media Directory

Print/Web
The Mining Journal, Ryan Stieg, sports@miningjournal.net, 906-228-2500 (ext. 246)

Radio
Radio Eagle Sports Network (100.3 FM "The Point"), Dave Danis, Davedanis@aol.com, 906-225-0656; Radio Eagle Sports Network (100.3 FM "The Point"), Ryan Beckman, ryan@radioeagle.com, 906-225-0656; ESPN UP WZAM 93.3 FM, 970 AM, Ryan Myrehn, ryan@espnUP.com, 571-643-2486

Television
WJMN TV3, Pete Francis, pete.francis@upmatters.com; FOX UP and TV6, Jerry Taylor

BROADCAST SCHEDULE

Oct. 23 Michigan Tech - FOX UP and TV6
Oct. 24 at Michigan Tech - FOX UP and TV6
Mar. 4 at Michigan Tech - FOX UP and TV6
Mar. 5 Michigan Tech - FOX UP and TV6
Dec.29-30 Great Lakes Invitational – FOX Sports Detroit Plus (likely)

Radio Broadcast Information Radio Eagle Sports Network (100.3 FM The Point), Dave Danis