Doors open for Hockey Fan Fest

The UND men’s hockey season is still weeks away, but the Ralph Engelstad Arena will open its doors Sunday afternoon for the sixth annual North Dakota Hockey Fan Fest, presented by Midco Sports Network.

The event will begin at 3 p.m. at ice level in the main arena. All fans will receive a free lunch, and the first 1,500 fans will receive a Midco Sports Network commemorative puck, while one fan will be chosen to win an HD television.

Both the UND men’s and women’s hockey teams will be in attendance to sign autographs for fans, take part in skills stations for 8th graders and younger and participate in question-and-answer-sessions on the media stage.

Other activities will include learning about the new UND GameDay app for smartphones, Jr. Champions activities and sign-up opportunities to the free club.

Fans also can learn about NoDak Nation and the North Dakota Champions Club, and sign up for a chance to ride around the ice on a Zamboni at select men’s and women’s hockey games for the upcoming season.

Autographs will be limited to one outside item per fan and UND Athletics also will provide 2014-15 schedule posters to be used for autographs.

Staff report