PLYMOUTH, Mich. - USA Hockey's National Team Development Program has announced its promotional schedule for the 2022-23 season, which features giveaways, themed weekends and opportunities to meet and greet with Team USA players!
The season's promotions are headlined by an Andrew Copp bobblehead giveaway on January 7, presented by Trading Desk Ventures, when the Under-18 Team hosts Mercyhurst University. Copp, an NTDP (2010-12) and University of Michigan alum, signed a five-year contract with the Detroit Red Wings this summer. To ensure you receive the bobblehead, purchase the bundle tickets online or call the USA Hockey Arena box office at 734-453-8400.
MEET THE TEAM
The NTDP's promo schedule starts strong with opening weekend contests against Lake Superior State University (Oct. 7) and Michigan Tech University (Oct. 8). On opening night against Lake State, take home the 2022-23 Team USA magnet schedule, presented by X-Golf Canton! On the following evening, get your U18 team poster and stick around after the game to collect some autographs from the boys!
The Under-17 Team will have their poster giveaway and autograph session a week later (Oct. 15) during their debut weekend at USA Hockey Arena when they host the Chicago Steel.
Want to share the ice with the squads? Skate with the U17s after the game on December 3 or with the Under-18 Team after their contest on January 28!
2-for-$25 IS BACK!
The 2-for-$25 ticket combo was such a hit last season that we're bringing it back! For select games throughout the 2022-23 season, receive two game tickets and two NTDP commemorative pins for just $25! The first chance to get your discounted ticket package is on Thursday, Oct. 27 with a special 3:00 p.m. puck drop between the U18s and Youngstown Phantoms! Additional dates include December 30, January 29, February 2, April 8 and April 15, the final NTDP home game of the season!
HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS
We've got a tried and true as well as a brand new for the holiday campaign! New to the promo schedule is a holiday ornament giveaway, featuring a Team USA sweater with the number 22, on December 9 against the Steel!
The annual Teddy Bear Toss follows the next day with the U18s squaring off against Utica University as part of the Kroger College Series! Bring your stuffed animals to throw on the ice after Team USA scores its first goal of the game. All items will be collected and donated to local families in time for the holiday season.
Don't miss the family-fun and excitement of Carnival Weekend, happening on November 18-19 when the U17s host Cedar Rapids. Shoot hoops, toss the football and play an assortment of games along the concourse all weekend long!
Team USA's annual Military Appreciation Weekend, including specialty jerseys that will be auctioned off after the game, takes place on March 3-4 against Youngstown. Active-duty military and veterans will receive discounted tickets and in-game acknowledgements with more info to come closer to the game! Thank you to all who have, and continue to serve our great nation.
FAITH & FAMILY NIGHT
The NTDP will host its inaugural Faith & Family Night on January 20! Bring your group out to listen to special guest speakers before the game. Receive discounted tickets and an opportunity to watch the game with other church groups in an effort to bring folks of all denominations together.