Fandom

Ice Hockey Wiki

Great Lakes Invitational

54,110pages on
this wiki
Add New Page
Talk0 Share

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.

GreatLakesInv

1981 program

The Great Lakes Invitational is a four-team NCAA men's ice hockey tournament held annually at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit between Christmas and New Year.

The tournament was born out of a conversation between the general manager of Olympia Stadium, Lincoln Cavaleri, Michigan Tech's legendary coach, John MacInnes, and Detroit Red Wings scout Jack Paterson. The three men were discussing the lack of American-born players in the National Hockey League and concluded that a prestigious collegiate tournament could make a difference by promoting interest in hockey among young athletes, as well as the general public. Jack Tompkins, American Airlines vice president, former University of Michigan goalie, and a member of the Detroit Red Wings organization, championed their vision as well, and together in 1965, they founded the Great Lakes Invitational hockey tournament.[1]

The GLI has grown into one of the premier college and holiday sporting events in the country, originating at Detroit’s Olympia Stadium. Michigan Tech, the host for the tournament since its inception, added Michigan as a co-host in 1976 and moved into its present home, Joe Louis Arena, in 1979.

Michigan State University is traditionally selected as a third participant while the fourth is a different team each season. The GLI is the second most attended college hockey tournament behind only the Beanpot. In 1999, the GLI surpassed the one-million mark in total attendance.

Future participants will be Colorado College (2010), Boston College (2011), and St. Cloud State (2012).

Yearly resultsEdit

Year Champion Runner-up Third place Fourth place John MacInnes Trophy (MVP)
2009 Michigan State Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Michigan Michigan Tech Brett Perlini, MSU
2008 Michigan Michigan State Michigan Tech North Dakota Louie Caporusso, UM
2007 Michigan Michigan Tech Providence Michigan State Billy Sauer, UM
2006 Michigan State Michigan Harvard Michigan Tech Bryan Lerg, MSU
2005 Colorado College Michigan State Michigan Michigan Tech Joey Crabb, CC
2004 Michigan State Michigan New Hampshire Michigan Tech Jim Slater, MSU
2003 Boston College Michigan State Michigan Michigan Tech Joe Pearce, BC
2002 Boston University Michigan Michigan State Michigan Tech Sean Fields, BU
2001 North Dakota Michigan State Michigan Michigan Tech Tim Skarperud, UND
2000 Michigan State Michigan Tech Boston College Michigan Ryan Miller, MSU
1999 Michigan State Michigan Michigan Tech Lake Superior State Shawn Horcoff, MSU
1998 Michigan State Michigan Northern Michigan Michigan Tech Mike Gresl, MSU
1997 Michigan State Michigan Michigan Tech St Lawrence Mike Weaver, MSU
1996 Michigan Lake Superior State Michigan State Michigan Tech Brendan Morrison, UM
1995 Michigan Michigan State Michigan Tech Northern Michigan Brendan Morrison, UM
1994 Michigan Michigan State Michigan Tech Cornell Brendan Morrison, UM
1993 Michigan Michigan State Michigan Tech Notre Dame David Oliver, UM
1992 Michigan Northern Michigan Michigan State Michigan Tech Cam Stewart, UM
1991 Michigan Michigan Tech Michigan State Harvard Steve Shields, UM
1990 Michigan Maine Michigan Tech Michigan State Steve Shields, UM
1989 Michigan Michigan State Michigan Tech Northern Michigan Warren Sharples, UM
1988 Michigan North Dakota Michigan State Michigan Tech Todd Brost, UM
1987 Wisconsin Michigan State Michigan Michigan Tech Dean Anderson, UW
1986 Western Michigan Michigan Michigan State Michigan Tech Bill Horn, WMU
1985 Michigan State Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Michigan Michigan Tech Don McSween, MSU
1984 Michigan State Michigan Tech Michigan Bowling Green Bob Essensa, MSU
1983 Michigan State Michigan Tech Northern Michigan Michigan Dan McFall, MSU
1982 Michigan State Michigan Tech Michigan Notre Dame Dale Krentz, MSU
1981 Notre Dame Michigan Tech Michigan, Michigan State Dave Laurion, ND
1980 Michigan Tech Michigan Michigan State Harvard Paul Fricker, UM
1979 Michigan Tech Michigan Wisconsin Michigan State Murray Eaves, UM
1978 Michigan Tech Ohio State Boston University Michigan John Rockwell, MTU
1977 Michigan Tech Michigan Lake Superior State Western Michigan Dave Joelson, MTU
1976 Michigan Tech Michigan Brown Bowling Green Greg Hay, MTU
1975 Michigan Michigan Tech Boston University Pennsylvania Stu Ostlund, MTU
1974 Michigan Tech Michigan Harvard Yale Robbie Moore, UM
1973 Michigan State Michigan Tech Boston College Pennsylvania Tom Ross, MSU
1972 Harvard Michigan Tech Boston University Michigan Dave Hynes, Har
1971 Michigan Tech Michigan State Dartmouth Notre Dame Ian Williams, ND
1970 Michigan Tech Michigan Colgate Brown Mike Usitalo, MTU
1969 New Hampshire Michigan State Michigan Tech Princeton Larry Smith, UNH
1968 Michigan Tech Wisconsin Michigan State Michigan Bill Watt, MSU
1967 North Dakota Michigan Tech Michigan State Western Ontario Roger Bamburak, UND
1966 Michigan Michigan State Michigan Tech Western Ontario Mel Wakabayashi, UM
1965 Toronto Michigan Tech Boston University Colorado College Henry Monteith, UT

Team recordsEdit

Team Titles Runner-up Third place Fourth place Years participated
Michigan 13 13 9 5 40
Michigan State 12 12 10 3 37
Michigan Tech 9 12 10 14 45
North Dakota 2 1 0 1 4
Toronto 1 0 0 0 1
New Hampshire 1 0 1 0 2
Colorado College 1 0 0 1 2
Western Michigan 1 0 0 1 2
Wisconsin 1 1 1 0 3
Boston College 1 0 2 0 3
Notre Dame 1 0 0 3 4
Boston University 1 0 4 0 5
Harvard 1 0 2 2 5
Maine 0 1 0 0 1
Ohio State 0 1 0 0 1
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 0 2 0 0 2
Lake Superior State 0 1 1 1 3
Northern Michigan 0 1 2 2 5
Colgate 0 0 1 0 1
Dartmouth 0 0 1 0 1
Providence 0 0 1 0 1
Brown 0 0 1 1 2
Cornell 0 0 0 1 1
Princeton 0 0 0 1 1
St Lawrence 0 0 0 1 1
Yale 0 0 0 1 1
Bowling Green 0 0 0 2 2
Pennsylvania 0 0 0 2 2
Western Ontario 0 0 0 2 2


ReferencesEdit

This page uses content from Wikipedia. The original article was at Great Lakes Invitational. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with Ice Hockey Wiki, the text of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License 3.0 (Unported) (CC-BY-SA).


Also on Fandom

Random Wiki