Results 1 to 11 of 11

Thread: College Hockey Sponsors?

  1. #1
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    2

    Question College Hockey Sponsors?

    Hey All,
    I'm new to the board and had a question that I couldn't seem to find any information on and I was hoping that someone could help me..

    What are the main companies and businesses that sponsor college hockey at any NCAA level?

    Whether it is tournaments or events, I am looking for those companies who like to be associated with the the college teams & events.

    Thank you in advance, I appreciate the help!

    -Aaron-

  2. #2
    Not a player, I just crush a lot
    Join Date
    Oct 2000
    Location
    In a canoe paddlin', makin' fun of your yacht
    Posts
    25,282

    Re: College Hockey Sponsors?

    Hi, ABarrows.

    I'm not sure that there are any major sponsors on a national level. Usually, it's just the teams themselves - with the exception being the conferences usually have a sponsor for their tournaments, Red Baron Pizza for the WCHA and Bank of America and Hilton for the ECAC, for instance.
    Keep an open mind. Just don't be so open-minded that your brain falls out.

  3. #3
    Local Fire Extinguisher
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Above the fray?
    Posts
    1,297

    Re: College Hockey Sponsors?

    Quote Originally Posted by ABarrows09 View Post
    Hey All,
    I'm new to the board and had a question that I couldn't seem to find any information on and I was hoping that someone could help me..

    What are the main companies and businesses that sponsor college hockey at any NCAA level?

    Whether it is tournaments or events, I am looking for those companies who like to be associated with the the college teams & events.

    Thank you in advance, I appreciate the help!

    -Aaron-
    I tried to come up with a list for you, with little luck.

    I know the person in charge of UNH Marketing and Promos; I won't post her e-mail her for obvious reasons, but if you send me a private message / e-mail I can send you her contact info, if you would be respectful with it.
    I haven't been on here in a year...
    Now I'm a dad. Holy crap.

  4. #4
    Puck Swami's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2000
    Posts
    14,433

    Re: College Hockey Sponsors?

    Sponsorship is usually handled by individual athletic depts at each school.

    Denver's corporate sponsors:

    https://www.denverpioneers.com/ViewAr...CLID=204862765

  5. #5
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Albertville, MN
    Posts
    580

    Re: College Hockey Sponsors?

    Quote Originally Posted by Red Cloud View Post
    Hi, ABarrows.

    I'm not sure that there are any major sponsors on a national level. Usually, it's just the teams themselves - with the exception being the conferences usually have a sponsor for their tournaments, Red Baron Pizza for the WCHA and Bank of America and Hilton for the ECAC, for instance.
    SuperValu and Kellogg's were sponsors last year at the WCHA Final Five, not as much as Red Baron, but it's how I got free tickets to the play in game.

    UND has Reebok jerseys, they had Nike last year. I assume gloves and sticks would be players' personal preference.

    Sponsors at the Ralph and for Fighting Sioux Athletics are local companies, a local car dealership (I don't like them, therefore no name given). Seems to be similar where I've seen games.
    THE University of North Dakota FIGHTING SIOUX

    National Championships:
    1959, 1963, 1980, 1982, 1987, 1997, 2000

    WCHA Regular Season Championships:
    1958, 1963, 1965, 1967, 1979, 1980, 1982, 1987, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2004, 2009, 2011

    Fan of:
    University of North Dakota Fighting Sioux Hockey
    University of Oregon Ducks Football
    San Francisco Giants
    Chicago Blackhawks

  6. #6
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    Madison
    Posts
    1,332

    Re: College Hockey Sponsors?

    Quote Originally Posted by Roben View Post
    SuperValu and Kellogg's were sponsors last year at the WCHA Final Five, not as much as Red Baron, but it's how I got free tickets to the play in game.
    So that's why Red Barons doesn't hand out free pizza from their truck anymore.

  7. #7
    Made in the USA
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Posts
    48,032

    Re: College Hockey Sponsors?

    Quote Originally Posted by ABarrows09 View Post
    Hey All,
    I'm new to the board and had a question that I couldn't seem to find any information on and I was hoping that someone could help me..

    What are the main companies and businesses that sponsor college hockey at any NCAA level?

    Whether it is tournaments or events, I am looking for those companies who like to be associated with the the college teams & events.

    Thank you in advance, I appreciate the help!

    -Aaron-
    For sponsoring the team in general, I would say when you're at any hockey arena, just look along the boards. Preferably the penalty box; they give the most money. Official titles of events and PA Announcer ads should also give you some clues.

    Bank of America and Citizen's Bank are pretty big in the ECAC. Also for RPI there's Yankee Trails World Travel who is contracted for all of the travel for the road games. Obviously with Quinnipiac there's TD Banknorth. I know it will take a bit of research on your part; I'd start with banks, local bars/restaurants, retail venues, things like that.
    It was an honor to present your colors, RPI. Let's Go 'TUTE!
    May 14th, 2011, 11:00 PM ET: 2147483647

    "Better to be infamous than never famous at all." -Roger Stone

    Quote Originally Posted by French Rage View Post
    Ahh crap I agree exactly with what FlagDude said.
    Quote Originally Posted by Handyman View Post
    And yet, even if Flaggy is complete tinfoil hat, every day it looks closer and closer to the truth.
    Quote Originally Posted by burd View Post
    So flaggy: you win.

  8. #8
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Aug 1999
    Location
    Indialantic, FL
    Posts
    8,134

    Re: College Hockey Sponsors?

    Since most sponsors are local, I'd expect it to be pretty hard to discern meaningful patterns. MTU and BU both play D-1 hockey, but they have vastly different pools of potential local sponsors.
    If you don't change the world today, how can it be any better tomorrow?

  9. #9
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    2

    Re: College Hockey Sponsors?

    Thank you for all of your input so far! When I started looking around I found the many local companies that support their respected school. I was having difficulty finding them on a national level, say 1 or 2 major companies that sponsor schools throughout the country. I will keep looking around to see if I can put anything more together.

  10. #10
    dggoddard's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    U.S.A.
    Posts
    13,721

    Re: College Hockey Sponsors?

    Quote Originally Posted by ABarrows09 View Post
    Thank you for all of your input so far! When I started looking around I found the many local companies that support their respected school. I was having difficulty finding them on a national level, say 1 or 2 major companies that sponsor schools throughout the country. I will keep looking around to see if I can put anything more together.
    Hockey is only played by 59 universities many of whom aren't D-1 in other sports. Factor in the narrow geographic range (New England, Michigan & Upper Mid-West).

    I was surprised to see the Coca-Cola logo on the ice in Madison last week.

    No national TV contract for college hockey. I'd bet that the ESPN college hockey advertisers would also be seen on a lax or college basketball broadcast.

    DirecTV could be a national sponsor since all college hockey fans could be potential customers of the Fox Package.

  11. #11
    I am not a COMMIE!!!
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Waterloo, Wi
    Posts
    229

    Re: College Hockey Sponsors?

    For Wisconsin I would say the two biggest ones are Culver's and Oscar Mayer

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •