Michigan Tech Huskies
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Institution Michigan Technological University
Location Houghton, MI
School Founded 1885
Enrollment 6,460
Colors Black and Gold
President Glenn Mroz
Athletic Director Suzanne Sanregret
Rink MacInnes Student Ice Arena
Capacity 4,200
Dimensions 200'x85'
Men's Coach Joe Shawhan (2017-18)
NCAA Championships Men: 1962, 1965, 1975
WCHA Championships MacNaughton Cup (Men's Regular Season): 1961-62, 1965-66, 1968-69, 1970-71, 1973-74, 1975-76Broadmoor Trophy (Men's WCHA Tournament): 1962
Major Rivals Northern Michigan

The Michigan Tech Huskies men's ice hockey team is a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I college ice hockey program that represents the Michigan Technological University. The Huskies are a member of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA). They play at the John MacInnes Student Ice Arena in Houghton, Michigan.

The Huskies host and compete in the annual Great Lakes Invitational held in December of each year. The four-team tournament was played for the 44th year in 2008.

History[edit | edit source]

Michigan Tech has had a storied history from its inception in 1919, producing three national championships. The program has played in five different home arenas including the Amphidrome, Calumet Colosseum, Dee Stadium, and the John MacInnes Student Ice Arena.

The program is a charter member of the WCHA in 1951 and became a national powerhouse under the leadership of Coach John MacInnes during the 1960s, 1970s, and early 1980s.[1][2]

The team has won three NCAA Division I championships (1962, 1965, and 1975) and seven Western Collegiate Hockey Association championships (1962, 1965, 1969, 1971, 1974, and 1976).[3][4]

Recently, the team has attempted to undergo a renaissance under the leadership of former MTU athlete Jamie Russell. The team is attempting to gain attendance through the use of the newly developed “Experience Tech” fee, which appropriates 750 free hockey tickets for students.

NCAA Championships[edit | edit source]

Year Champion Score Runner-up City Arena
1962 Michigan Tech 7–1 Clarkson Utica, NY Utica Memorial Auditorium
1965 Michigan Tech 8–2 Boston College Providence, RI Meehan Auditorium
1975 Michigan Tech 6–1 Minnesota St. Louis, MO St. Louis Arena

Pagentry[edit | edit source]

Husky hockey fans associate many traditional songs with hockey games. Some of these songs include “The Engineer’s Song,” verses other than the first to “In Heaven There Is No Beer,” and “Blue Skirt Waltz” (stylized as “The Copper Country Anthem”). Student organizations associated with hockey fandom include the student fan section Mitch's Misfits, and DaWGs, the official group representing the Huskies Pep Band.

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