Editorial: We need your help

Dear Readers,

Tech Hockey Guide is, to say the least, far from free to operate. Beyond the hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars that our staff spend out of pocket each year to get to games, there's also a significant cost in the form of web hosting fees. These hosting fees only come up once per year, but they still amount to a few hundred dollars.

While we get some money from the ads on our site, they generate far less revenue than you might imagine and what they do bring in is not enough to cover that hosting bill. At the bottom of every page is a "Contribute" button which links through to a secure payment site where you can give money to help keep THG up and running. We don't ask for financial contributions often, but this is the one time of year that we truly need your help.

Tech Hockey Guide was originally founded on the principle of providing independent coverage of the Michigan Tech hockey program. In a time when the athletic department provided little content, our founders stepped up and made that content themselves for the benefit of all fans.

None of our staff make any money off of this site and we never will, which means your entire contribution will go back into making sure that we bring you the best coverage we can. Every dollar gets us closer to our goal. Please, if you have enjoyed reading our coverage of Michigan Tech hockey, we'd like to ask you to contribute even as little as $5 to help keep us up and running. Again, just click the "Contribute" button at the bottom of the page to go to that form.

Thank you for reading,

Alex Slepak, Editor-in-Chief

P.S. Our goal is that by this time next year, we will have merchandise and a more robust advertising plan so we don't have to rely as heavily on financial contributions from readers.