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Iconic brands team up once again to honor college hockey’s best fans with ‘WCHA Fan of the Month, Presented by Howies Hockey Tape’
WCHA Renews Partnership With Howies Hockey Tape To Recognize The WCHA 'Fan Of The Month'
Iconic brands team up once again to honor college hockey’s best fans with ‘WCHA Fan of the Month, Presented by Howies Hockey Tape’

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – Sept. 28, 2018 – Fans of the women’s Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) will get some extra assistance in celebrating its 20th anniversary season, as the league today announced a renewed partnership to honor the “WCHA Fan of the Month, Presented by Howies Hockey Tape.” In addition to the second year of naming rights, Howies Hockey Tape will also once again provide supplies for participating teams in the 2019 WCHA Final Faceoff.

“A huge reason we are in position to celebrate the WCHA’s 20th Anniversary Season is the dedication and passion of our fans – two words that are also synonymous with Howies Hockey Tape,” said WCHA Vice President and Women’s League Commissioner Katie Million. “Part of our celebration is setting the stage for the next 20 years of excellence. From kids to grandparents, we are all the WCHA, and we thank Howies Hockey Tape for helping us honor our fans and fostering a continued love of hockey.”

To be eligible for the “WCHA Fan of the Month, Presented by Howies Hockey Tape,” fans must post a photo of themselves, from any WCHA Women’s League game during that given month, on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram and use the hashtags #WeAreWCHA and #StickWithTheBest. One winner will be chosen at random following each month, beginning after the final games of October 2018, and extending through March 2019. Each “WCHA Fan of the Month, Presented by Howies Hockey Tape” will receive a custom prize pack featuring a t-shirt, hat and other items.

"It is with great honor and excitement to announce our partnership with the WCHA for the upcoming 2018-2019 season,” said Dave Visser, Sales Manager for Howies Hockey Tape. “With the combination of the world's highest quality hockey supplies that the market has to offer with the most talented hockey players at the collegiate level, we truly believe that this partnership will prove to be successful and continue to grow for the years to come."

About the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA)

The Women’s League of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association is celebrating 20 Years of Excellence during 2018-19 anniversary season. The nation’s premier women’s hockey conference, WCHA member institutions have won a record 16 national championships since the league’s inception in 1999 (including 15 of a possible 18 NCAA titles), while producing seven Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award winners, 98 All-Americans and numerous Olympic and national team members. The seven-team, NCAA Division 1 conference consists of: Bemidji State University (Beavers), the University of Minnesota (Golden Gophers), the University of Minnesota Duluth (Bulldogs), Minnesota State University (Mavericks), Ohio State University (Buckeyes), St. Cloud State University (Huskies) and the University of Wisconsin (Badgers). For more information, visit www.wcha.com.

About Howies Hockey Tape

Founded in 2007 out of Grand Rapids, Mich., Howies Hockey Tape has grown to serve the NHL, AHL and NCAA, as well as pro-shops and leagues in the United States and globally. Howies remains committed to producing the world’s highest quality hockey tape, while building the world’s highest quality relationships. For more information, visit howieshockeytape.com.