Marquette Mutineers hockey team to paint ice green tonight for St. Patrick’s Day

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Mutineers look to finish strong in the Great Lakes Hockey League, kicking off a four-game homestand to complete the regular season with a St. Patrick’s Day game tonight at Lakeview Arena in Marquette.

Lakeview’s ice surface is being painted green in honor of the Irish holiday and the team representatives are working on having alcohol available at tonight’s game for the first time this season.

In addition, games and contests for kids will be included during the first and second intermissions.

Opening faceoff is at 7:30 p.m. between the Mutineeers and the Blues of Monroe, Wisconsin. The GLHL is a full-contact, adult men’s hockey league that features many former college and junior-level players.

The Mutineers are 11-11, tied for fifth place in the 10-team league, which includes seven Wisconsin teams and three from the Upper Peninsula. In addition to Marquette, U.P. teams are based in Calumet and Portage Lake.

Leading the Mutineers in scoring is Dallas McLaughlin, who also leads the GLHL scoring race with 64 points on 40 goals and 24 assists.

The Mutineers return to the green ice of Lakeview at 8 p.m. Saturday for a game against the Bears of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin.

The season wraps up at home next weekend, when the second-place Papermakers of Mosinee, Wisconsin, come to town for a two-game series.

Those games will both start at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday with a small move of venue to Northern Michigan University’s Berry Events Center.

Admission to Mutineer games is $5, with children 12 and younger admitted free with a paying adult. For more information on the Mutineers and the league, visit the website