Michigan Tech hosting 57th GLI in Grand Rapids

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Michigan Tech is web hosting the 2022 Wonderful Lakes Invitational at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids on December 27-28. GLI mainstay Michigan Point out will be a part of the Huskies alongside with Western Michigan and Ferris State as the groups compete for the MacInnes Cup in a two-working day, one-elimination event.

“We are enthusiastic to keep on the storied tradition of the GLI,” Michigan Tech Athletic Director Suzanne Sanregret explained. “We have always been fully commited to acquiring back to a tournament-model occasion and know that our supporters and alumni are thrilled for the Huskies to defend the title.

“It can be been a enjoyment to operate with Van Andel Arena and the Grand Rapids Griffins alongside with the administrators and coaches at Michigan State, Western Michigan, and Ferris State to keep on the illustrious history of this premier higher education hockey match. We glimpse ahead to incorporating to the terrific traditions of the match and producing thrilling recollections for the college student-athletes, coaches, and admirers.”

The 57th GLI commences with a doubleheader matchup on Tuesday, December 27 among Michigan Tech (CCHA) and Western Michigan (NCHC) at 3:30 p.m., adopted by Michigan Condition (Huge 10) towards Ferris Point out (CCHA) at 7 p.m. The winners of these contests will advance to the GLI Championship match on Wednesday, December 28 at 7 p.m., although the puck drops on the third-area activity at 3:30 p.m. on the similar day.

The Wonderful Lakes Invitational was first performed in 1965 after the plan for the match was conceived and implemented by Michigan Tech mentor John MacInnes, Olympia Stadium Standard Manager Lincoln Cavalieri, and Detroit Pink Wings Scout Jack Paterson. The tournament has been played at Olympia Stadium (1965-78), Joe Louis Arena (1979–2012, 2014–16), Comerica Park (2013), and Tiny Caesars Arena (2018-19). COVID-19 canceled the 2020 GLI and groups performed a non-tournament showcase design and style event in 2021.

It will be the 17th time in tournament heritage with 4 Michigan-dependent groups. Michigan Tech has received the GLI 11 times in 55 tournaments and is the defending champion soon after a pair of 4-2 victories in the 2019 GLI. Michigan Point out has 12 GLI titles in 47 tournaments. Western Michigan has 3 titles in 5 appearances. Ferris Point out will be earning its third physical appearance at the tournament.

Ticket packages will go on sale in early August.

Michigan Tech Head Coach Joe Shawhan: “We’re actually seeking forward to having back to a tournament-model GLI. It’s always a emphasize of our time, with top quality competition. Our fans and alumni do a terrific task of supporting us where ever we go, but it’s primarily solid at the GLI. It normally feels like home.”

Michigan Point out Head Coach Adam Nightingale: “Michigan Point out is very pleased to be a element of the terrific custom of the GLI. Grand Rapids is a terrific hockey city and we glimpse forward to enjoying in a packed Van Andel Arena.”

Western Michigan Head Coach Pat Ferschweiler: “We are excited for our system to, when all over again, contend in the Terrific Lakes Invitational. It can be a event with a long and very pleased custom that our lover foundation always enjoys staying a aspect of.”

Ferris Condition Head Coach Bob Daniels: “We are proud to be participating in in this year’s GLI. This is a storied, and longest-managing, collegiate hockey tourney in the nation, and has a good history of memorable champions. The actuality that it is the inaugural time it is currently being held Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids only adds to the exhilaration. We ahead to a huge turnout from the Bulldog Country to enable root us on to victory.”