DU To Play In Great Lakes Invitational In 2013

(above) DU will join Michigan, Michigan State and Michigan Tech in the 2013 Great Lakes Invitational
From: USCHO.com

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.


Anonymous said...

I think this will be DU's first time in the GLI.

Could be a fun road trip.

Harumph said...

Nice. Should be lots of fun and a good tournament.

Although a road trip to Detroit in late December sounds positively awful, the fun of it all would probably cancel most of that awfulness out.

dggoddard said...

Great chance to see three awesome teams plus Tech go at it. :-)

Anonymous said...

Nice. I've been waiting for this to happen, not sure it ever would. Heck, even the second best team from southern Colorado has been a couple of times.

Anonymous said...

FINALLY! I was born & raised in Detroit Rock City; but thank God I got out of that hell-stricken economy and moved to Denver. I've waited a long time for DU to play MSU, or to get a crack at U of M again.... for personal family bragging rights... this is war. Nice early scheduling carrot to hang out there, by DU, the NCHC or whomever.