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Hockey Olympic Celebration & Bright Out Night Set For Jan. 31

Thomas Pöck will be one of four UMass Olympians honored on Jan. 31.

Thomas Pöck will be one of four UMass Olympians honored on Jan. 31.

Jan. 23, 2014

AMHERST, Mass. - UMass' home Hockey East clash with Boston University on Friday, Jan. 31, will be Olympic Celebration & Bright Out Night at the Mullins Center. A UMass hockey Olympians banner, which will permanently hang in the Mullins' rafters, is set to be unveiled. The first 2,000 fans in attendance will receive Bright Out T-Shirts, as well.

In addition, A USA Hockey jersey will be raffled off among other Olympic-themed in-game promotions. The Olympians banner will feature the names of the four former UMass hockey players who have represented their respective nations in the Olympics over the years: John Lyons (USA), Justin McCarthy (USA), Thomas Pöck (Austria) and Jonathan Quick (USA). Pöck and Quick are both slated to compete in the 2014 Winter Games next month.

Puck drop against the Terriers that evening is set for 7:30 p.m. as the contest will be televised nationally on NBC Sports.

 

 

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