February 3, 2014

Athletics: Fan Appreciation Day set for Feb. 15

NORTHFIELD, Vt. – Norwich University will host a Fan Appreciation Day on Saturday, Feb. 15 as part of Winter Carnival Weekend 2014.

The full-day event will feature free food, games, prizes and giveaways which coincide with the men’s and women’s hockey and basketball teams all in action. It will also serve as all four teams’ Senior Day games where each team will honor its seniors with short ceremonies.

The basketball teams host Albertus Magnus for a doubleheader with the women at 1 p.m. and the men at 3 p.m. The women’s hockey team will also play at 1 p.m., as it hosts Castleton. The men’s hockey team takes on UMass-Boston at 4 p.m., in a crucial showdown for ECAC East Tournament playoff seeding.

The day kicks off at noon outside the entrance of Andrews/Doyle Hall with Student Activities holding a street hockey game and live DJ music. There will be free pizza available from Sodexo while it lasts from noon to 1 p.m. Free Coca-Cola will be included.

From 2-4 p.m. there will be another round of free food for all fans with hot dogs, pizza, sandwiches and chips provided by Depot Square Pizzeria while it lasts in Doyle Hall. Coca-Cola will also be distributed again.

At halftime of the women’s basketball game there will be a 3-point shooting contest for NU students with Power Beats by Dre headphones going to the winner. The men’s basketball halftime will feature a half-court shot contest with a Beats by Dre Studio package going to the winner if they make the shot.

During the first intermission of both the hockey games, Student Activities will host a five-minute broomball exhibition. During the second intermissions, a Kreitzberg Arena sled race will take place with the winners of the women’s race getting Beats by Dre Tour and the men’s winner taking home UR Beats by Dre.

From 1-4 p.m., parents of Norwich graduating seniors are invited to stop in to the Hall of Fame Room where coffee and light refreshments will be provided by the Maroon & Gold Athletic Association.

The Norwich University Student Athlete Advisor Committee will also be running a day-long 50/50 raffle during all four games with the winner announced at the start of the third period of the men’s hockey game.

Fan Appreciation Day Schedule of Events

Noon-1 p.m.            Street Hockey, Free Pizza, Coca-Cola, Live Music – Outside Andrews/Doyle Hall
1 p.m.                      Women’s Basketball vs. Albertus Magnus – Andrews Hall
1 p.m.                     Women’s Hockey vs. Castleton – Kreitzberg Arena
2-4 p.m.              Free Pizza, Hot Dogs, Sandwiches, Chips, Coca-Cola – Doyle Hall
3 p.m.                      Men’s Basketball vs. Albertus Magnus – Andrews Hall
4 p.m.                     Men’s Hockey vs. UMass-Boston – Kreitzberg Arena