IT’S ALL ABOUT THE COLOR PINK, MAN!

THE LAKEVIEW ARENA HAS GONE PINK!

THE LAKEVIEW ARENA ICE HAS GONE PINK! photo: Mark Evans

The rink is pink, and so are the team jerseys.  The excitement is building.  The game is coming, and it’s going to be a smash.  It’s time for the “Paint the Rink Pink” night at tomorrow’s Marquette Rangers Hockey Game.

Here’s more from the team:

The Marquette Rangers and Alpena IceDiggers have faced one another on consecutive weekends before.  This time however, the Rangers will have a few additional distractions as the two teams play their North American Hockey League games this Friday in Alpena, and at Lakeview Arena on Saturday.

At the top of the agenda, the Rangers will try and hold on to first place in the NAHL North Division race as they lead second place Traverse City by one point.  And they’ll try and accomplish that amongst all the distractions of this Saturday’s “Paint the Rink Pink” fundraiser and breast cancer awareness game.

“We’ve been everywhere promoting this Saturday,” said Rangers head coach Kenny Miller.  “It’s great for our guys to get a feel for being involved in such a great event and to get out and be in the community this way; but at the end of the day we still have to play the game.”

The teams play at 7:30 Friday at Northern Lights Arena in Alpena before returning for Saturday night’s game at Lakeview Arena.

WHY THE GAME’S HAPPENING, AND THE THOUGHTS OF THE COACH.

THE TEAM PREPARES FOR THE GAME.

THE TEAM PREPARES FOR THE GAME.

We spoke with Terry Reeser from the Marquette General Cancer Center to find out about the reason for the special game and how it benefits local cancer research and recovery efforts.  To listen to Terry’s interview, please click “HERE“.  You can also find out more at the Marquette General website, by clicking “HERE“.   We also chatted with coach Kenny Miller about the game and the need for the players to focus on the battle with Alpena and not the hoopla around the game.  Listen to the interview “HERE“.  You can log on to the Rangers’ website “HERE“.

GET OUT AND ENJOY THIS WEEKEND!

Have fun, be safe, and we’ll see you soon!

-Walt