Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Rangers, RE/MAX form Junior Rangers

The Marquette Rangers have teamed up with Cheryl Jackson of RE/MAX 1st Realty to form an exciting opportunity for area youth hockey players.

The Marquette Junior Rangers will be open to both boys and girls who will be ages 8, 9 and 10 during the 2007-2008 hockey season and who are currently playing in a youth hockey organization. The Marquette Junior Rangers will serve as an opportunity for young players to learn more about the game, while keeping their interest in the game at a high level.

“When we first met with Cheryl Jackson, her love of hockey in this area was pretty easy to see,” said Mark Evans, public relations and marketing for the Rangers. “She wanted to sponsor an event that got young kids excited not only about the Rangers, but excited about the game in general and hopefully keep them playing hockey for years to come. This will be a lot of fun, and it’s something I know our players and coaches are really looking forward to this year.”

The Junior Rangers will skate with the Rangers players and coaches one Sunday a month throughout the season and will receive age appropriate instruction from the coaching staff and players in a fun relaxed atmosphere. Each player will receive a practice jersey for them to keep, and Junior Rangers players will also be featured at Marquette Rangers home games during the 2007-2008 season.

The Junior Rangers program is free and open to the first 40 kids who apply and who are willing to represent themselves and the Ranger organization is a positive manner. Interested players should have a parent or guardian stop in the Rangers office in Lakeview Arena as this will be first come, first serve and is not a hockey competition. Players will be required to have a permission form on file in the Rangers office, signed by a parent or guardian before they can participate.

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