|(above) DU will join Michigan, Michigan State and Michigan Tech in the 2013 Great Lakes Invitational|
The University of Denver ice hockey team will take part in the 2013 Great Lakes Invitational Tournament. The other three schools will be Michigan, Michigan State and Michigan Tech.
The 2013 event will be played in the historic Joe Louis Arena, home of the Detroit Red Wings. The games will be played between Christmas and New Years.
The GLI was first played in 1965 after the idea for the tournament was conceived and implemented by Michigan Tech coach John MacInnes, Olympia Stadium GM Lincoln Cavalieri and Detroit Red Wings’ scout Jack Paterson. The tournament, which has been played in late December every year, has had more than 1.3 million fans in attendance since its inception.
Michigan Tech has won the GLI nine times in 47 appearances. Michigan has competed in 42 GLIs and has claimed 15 titles. Michigan State owns 12 GLI crowns in 38 tries.