John MacInnes


John J. MacInnes (July 1, 1925 – March 6, 1983) was a Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender and NCAA hockey head coach. He was born in Toronto, Ontario.

Playing career

He was a goalie at the University of Michigan, helping the Wolverines to a pair of league titles and a third-place finish at the 1950 NCAA championship. MacInnes also played for farm teams of the Boston Bruins and the Detroit Red Wings before becoming director of the Ann Arbor Amateur Hockey League. He held that position until leaving to become head coach at Michigan Technological University.

Coaching career

MacInnes was the head coach of the Michigan Tech Huskies from the 1956-57 season through 1981-82. His teams won three NCAA championships and seven Western Collegiate Hockey Association titles during his 26 seasons as head coach. He was named NCAA Coach of the Year twice, after the 1969-70 and 1975-76 seasons. He was also named WCHA Coach of the Year 6 times, in 1960, 1962, 1966, 1971, 1976, and 1981.

His record as Michigan Tech's coach was 555-295-39.[1]

Honors and awards

See also


  1. The Legend of John MacInnes. Michigan Technological University (2007). Retrieved on 2007-08-15.
  2. U.S Hall of Fame to induct Vanbiesbrouck, Broten, Carpenter, MacInnes. ESPN (2007). Retrieved on 2007-08-15.
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