John J. MacInnes Student Ice Arena

Sharpened blades scraping the ice. The siren wail of a goal made. The excited crush of thousands of cheering fans.

These are the sounds of the John J. MacInnes Student Ice Arena, Michigan Tech’s location for Huskies hockey, Pep Band pandemonium, Pomp and Circumstance, and an endless supply of heart-pounding, uproarious, and victorious moments for players, students, families, and fans.

The MacInnes Ice Arena is home to Michigan Tech’s NCAA Division I hockey team. The arena was named for John J. MacInnes, head coach of the hockey Huskies from 1956 to 1983, and considered by many to be among the most successful coaches in the history of college hockey.

Originally opened in 1972 and renovated in 2008–2009, the arena features a seating capacity of 4,200, fourteen luxury suites/skyboxes, a recently updated energy-efficient ice plant and rink slab, top-of-the-line plastic seating (the wooden seats were replaced in 2008), and a professional 200-by-85-foot ice rink.  View the new video scoreboard added in June.

The MacInnes Ice Arena provides a fan experience that Husky hockey fans have raved about for years. Stadium Journey magazine recently rated the arena the #2 best hockey arena experience in Michigan. Based on high marks in categories such as atmosphere, access, fans, neighborhood, and food and beverage—not to mention a five-out-of-five crowd review rating—the magazine deemed the arena “well worth the journey to Houghton” and described the rowdy, rousing student section as one of the best in the entire NCAA.

In addition to Huskies hockey, the arena hosts Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology classes, intramural ice hockey, recreational skating, youth and adult hockey and figure skating programs, and private rentals. It also serves as a special events area and can accommodate 5,600 people for events such as Michigan Tech’s commencements, concerts, circuses, and more.

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Special Events

Youth Hockey Day

January 25 will be Youth Hockey Day at Michigan Tech Hockey sponsored by Walmart. The Huskies host WCHA rival Ferris State both that Saturday and the previous night (January 24) at the John MacInnes Student Ice Arena.

Youth tickets for the Saturday game will be just $5. Youth are invited to wear a hockey jersey to be entered into a raffle for numerous prizes including a free week of hockey school, equipment and gift certificates. Each youth will also receive a gift bag from Michigan Tech Athletics and Recreation just for registering.

Following the game, youth can go on the ice and skate with the Huskies. Members of Tech's team will sign posters.


Randy McKay 3-on-3 Tournament

April 3-6, 2014

Named after former NHL player and Michigan Tech graduate, Randy McKay, this tournament is a great time for competition and honing skills. The program accommodates all age groups and all skill levels. The 3-on-3 is a unique brand of hockey. Play runs concurrently on each half of the ice surface (about 100 feet by 85 feet), which allows for quick games and fast action. The goal is to have good, old-fashioned fun. Sign up and leave your spring fever at the door!


Mites Bantam
Squirt House High School/Midget
Squirt Travel Men's Open
PeeWee House Women's Open
PeeWee Travel  


Early Bird (until February 1, 2014): $180 per team; $25 per goalie
After February 1, 2014: $200 per team; $30 per goalie

Print and mail the registration form with full payment.