Plans for the Hockeyville award dollars have been publicly communicated several times, but we welcome the opportunity to once again explain the process. In order to assure the prize dollars are spent in the most efficient manner and in a way that most benefits the hockey community, parks and recreation staff attempted to have a consultant perform an engineering study of the facility to make such recommendations. The Commission approved awarding a contract to All-Star Arenas, however, an agreement could not be reached and the project was then reviewed by staff internally with recommendations provided in the new Parks and Recreation Master Plan. Staff will be putting out a request for proposals for a smaller, more specific engineering study of the bleacher systems and the seating above the locker rooms in the Russell Arena. This engineering study will be completed using budgeted dollars not related to the prize monies.
To date about $60,000 of the $150,000 prize funds have been used to refurbish the Zambonis, repair a compressor, install new glass and rail cap on the Russell Arena, and provide protective netting. These expenses were in preparation for the NHL game but necessary or beneficial for normal operations. Several other upgrades specific to the NHL game were paid for by the NHL and Kraft.
Furthermore, an extensive mechanical renovation of Lakeview Arena was recently completed through the Johnson Controls project in an effort to conserve energy, improve operations of the facility and reduce costs that would otherwise have to be transferred on to the users through fees. These renovations include new compressors, cooling towers, pumps, in-ice sensors, ice plant management software, dehumidification system replacement in the Olson, all new LED lighting throughout the building, some HVAC improvements and the flat roof and insulation replacement above the concession area. These improvements, estimated to be in excess of $3,500,000, needed to be completed prior to allocating Hockeyville prize money to make sure there were no redundancies and guarantee that the highest priority energy saving projects were realized.
City Staff has worked with the Friends of Lakeview to replace several drinking fountains with the filtered type that allows for water bottles to be filled. Staff is also working to put together a full shower fixture replacement project that should greatly alleviate water temperature fluctuations and fixture failure issues that have been inconvenient to users and a constant burden on maintenance staff.
Once the new Parks & Rec Masterplan is adopted, staff will be able to use this plan as a roadmap for projects to be completed at Lakeview Arena and apply for additional grant funding with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources to match any Hockeyville dollars that are left for projects that are deemed necessary. To date, the City still hold approximately $90000 and the Friends of Lakeview has approximately $80000. All timelines for projects are dependent upon adoption of the new Parks and Recreation Master Plan.
We greatly appreciate the hockey community, the players, all of the parents and volunteers that truly made Marquette Hockeyville USA! We want the public to know that we are working diligently to assure that the funds are spent in the most responsible manner to get the most benefit to the arena and the community! Thank you all
-Jon Swenson - Community Services Director
The 2019 Marquette Junior Hockey Raffle Tickets are here!
We need your help to sell these tickets and raise money for our organization!
Money can be used to lower registration costs again next year, purchase new equipment, host skills clinics, goalie clinics and provide financial aid to those players in need.
These tickets make great gifts! There are drawings every month totaling $3700 with multiple $500 winners. All tickets are eligible to win each month so you can win multiple times!
Here is how you can be entered in the contest:
Every Player/Family that sells 2 tickets will be entered to win a 2019-2020 MJH Registration. (Can only be registered once)
Every Player/Family that sells 10 tickets will be entered into a separate drawing for $500. (Will be entered for every 10 tickets sold)
Buy one for yourself and one for a friend and you are entered to win the 2019-2020 Registration!!
if you, or anyone that you know would be interested in participating in Sled Hockey as a player, coach, referee or just volunteer to work with the program. Click on the link below and contact Allen Beauchamp.
Starts Wednesday, October 17, at the Negaunee Arena. Goalies 10U through 18U are welcome to attend.
Contact Kristen Cambensy to sign up. (906) 360-6906
MJH Regular Season 2018-19 registration is ongoing. Please click the links below to access REGISTRATION INFORMATION and the REGISTRATION FORM.
PARENTS OF BRAND NEW "LEARN TO SKATE" SKATERS, CLICK THE TOP LINK FIRST.
On Saturday, October 20, the MAHA District 8 Council met at the River Rock Lanes and Banquet Center in Ishpeming.
In 2019, District 8 will be hosting the 10U Division State Tournaments. They were awarded as follows:
10U AA - Calumet - March 1-3
10U B - Iron Range - March 1-3
The Regional Play-in Tournaments were assigned as follows:
West - Iron River - Jan. 11-13
East - Manistique - Jan. 11-13
2019 MAHA District 8 Tournaments were assigned as follows:
10U B - Munising - Feb. 8-10
12U B - Copper Country - Feb. 1-3
14U B - Ironwood - Feb. 8-10
16U B/18U BB - Marquette - Feb. 1-3
10U AA/12U AA/14U AA - Marquette - Feb. 1-3
Mandatory Team Credentials Checks will be Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at Dee Stadium in Houghton and the Lakeview Arena in Marquette.
CUPHL Scheduling Meeting for the 2018-19 season was Sunday, October 21, at 10:00 AM in the Citizens Forum at the Lakeview Arena. All League games for the 2018-19 season were scheduled.
Sunday, Oct. 21 - CUPHL Scheduling Meeting
Nov. 9-11 - Frei Chevrolet 10U AA and Superior Hockey 12U AA Showcase
Dec. 6-10 - Holiday Tournament
Jan. 11-13 - MAHA District 8 Play-in Tournament - Manistique
Feb. 1-3 - MAHA District 8 Tournaments - 10U AA, 12U AA, 14U AA, 16U B and 18U BB
Feb. 22-24 - Betty Beckman Tournament
March 10 (approx.) Program Ends
Monday, October 1, through Thursday, March 21, 2019:
Monday - 4:30 - 8:00 PM
Tuesday - 2:00 - 7:00 PM
Wednesday - 4:30 - 8:00 PM
Thursday - 2:00 - 6:00 PM
Friday - as needed
Saturday-Sunday - one hour prior to the first ice time of the day until after the last game of the day
December 24, 25
December 31 at 5:00 PM