Hall of Fame: John MacInnes (1971)

John MacInnes
John MacInnes

John MacInnes

Toronto, Ontario
Years Played: 1946, 1950

John MacInnes, originally from Toronto, Ontario, played on the DeLaSalle Junior hockey team for two years before coming to Michigan.  While with DeLaSalle, he was captain for both years and his team won the Ontario Championship during his last years there.  At Michigan, he played goal under Coach Vic Heyliger for the 1945-1946 and 1949-1950 seasons.  He played in the 1949-1950 NCAA playoffs in Colorado.  He was selected to the Second Western College All-Star team in 1945-1946.  During his career at Michigan, he posted records of 14-6-1 (1945-1946, Western College Champions) and 13-2 (1949-1950, reached the Western College Championship).  During his first season at Michigan, he had an assist against the Bradford Seniors.  His career goals against average was a remarkable 2.60.

In 1956, he was named coach at Michigan Technological University, where his teams always finished near the top of the league.  Since 1960, his teams made the NCAA playoffs many times, winning the National Championship in 1962 and 1965.  John MacInnes was also a professor in the Physical Education department at Michigan Tech.  In 1950, while living in Ann Arbor, he started the Ann Arbor Amateur Hockey League with Dr. Tom Gilson, Vic Heyliger, and Karl Litzenberg.  He served as League Director of the Ann Arbor Amateur Hockey League until leaving to coach Michigan Tech.  He was very instrumental in making the youth hockey program successful in its early days.

 

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