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Finlandia Athletics Host Fan Appreciation Nights
Hancock, MI. (February 1, 2011) – The Finlandia University Athletic Department would like to announce the upcoming dates for their annual Fan Appreciation Nights. Finlandia Athletics has designated four nights of contests and giveaways to honor the supporters of Lions sports programs. Finlandia encourages fans to invite family and friends to attend any of these events for a chance to win great prizes courtesy of our local businesses. If you have any questions concerning these promotions, please contact Kate Hagenbuch at 906-487-7287. The dates, including a description of the contests are listed below.

Men’s Hockey- Friday, February 4 @ 7:30PM vs. Marian (Houghton County Arena)

· CHUCK-A-PUCK CONTEST “a chance to win a stick & jersey autographed by the Men’s

· Hockey team & a gift certificate courtesy of the Irish Times”

o Purchase a puck for $2 and then during the first intermission “chuck your puck” onto the ice! The 3 closest to the center circle on the ice will win some exciting prizes!

o Proceeds donated to the Copper Country Humane Society of Houghton

Women’s Hockey- Saturday, February 5 @ 7PM vs. Marian (Houghton County Arena)

· TEAM SLED RACE CONTEST sponsored by The Waterfront Restaurant of the Ramada Inn

o We need 2 teams of 2 to compete in this exciting sled race where at each blue line you’ll have to put on a jersey and gloves to make it to the finish line on the ice!

· 2 DRAWINGS “a chance to win 1 large, 3 topping mix pizza courtesy of Studio Pizza & a gift certificate courtesy of Kaleva Café”

o All you have to do is sign up for the drawing at the entrance to the game!

Women’s Basketball- Tuesday, February 15 @ 5:30 PM vs. Northland International (Paavo Nurmi Gymnasium)

· BASKETBALL-BAT SPINOFF CONTEST sponsored by Kukkakauppa Flower Shop

o Spin around a bat and see how many baskets you can make!

· Finlandia Athletics T-SHIRT TOSS “you may win a t-shirt if you’re sitting in the stands during halftime”

Men’s Basketball-Tuesday, February 15 @ 7:30 PM vs. Northland International (Paavo Nurmi Gymnasium)

· MULTIPLE SHOT CONTEST sponsored by Pat’s Foods

o Show us your basketball skills! You will compete against another in a game of who can make a layup, free throw, three point and half court shot!

· MOST DECORATED FAN CONTEST sponsored by the Mine Shaft

o The best dressed in “blue and white” will win a great prize!

Matt Farrell

Sports Information Director

Athletic Recruiting Coordinator

Polar Bear Cookbook

Thank you to everyone who submitted recipes for the Polar Bear Hockey Cookbook. The cookbooks are now available. The cost for the cookbooks are $10.00 so make sure to grab one for yourself and maybe one or two as a gift. They can be purchased at the Pat O'Donnel Civic Center concession stand or by contacting Kerry Roehm or Micki Sorensen.




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