John MacInnes

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John MacInnes
Sport(s) Ice hockey
Biographical details
Born (1925-07-21)July 21, 1925
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Died March 6, 1983(1983-03-06) (aged 57)
Alma mater University of Michigan
Playing career
1945–1950 Michigan
Position(s) Goaltender
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1956–1982 Michigan Tech
Head coaching record
Overall 555–295–39 (.646)
Tournaments 12–8 (.600)
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
1960 WCHA Tournament Champion
1962 WCHA Regular Season Champion
1962 WCHA Tournament Champion
1962 NCAA National Champion
1963 WCHA Regular Season Champion
1963 WCHA Tournament Champion
1965 WCHA Tournament Champion
1965 NCAA National Champion
1966 WCHA Regular Season Champion
1969 WCHA Regular Season Champion
1969 WCHA Tournament Champion
1970 WCHA Tournament Champion
1971 WCHA Regular Season Champion
1974 WCHA Regular Season Champion
1974 WCHA Tournament Champion
1975 WCHA Tournament Champion
1975 NCAA National Champion
1976 WCHA Regular Season Champion
1976 WCHA Tournament Champion
Awards
1960 WCHA Coach of the Year
1962 WCHA Coach of the Year
1966 WCHA Coach of the Year
1970 Spencer Penrose Award
1971 WCHA Coach of the Year
1972 Upper Peninsula Hall of Fame
1976 WCHA Coach of the Year
1976 Spencer Penrose Award
1984 Michigan Tech Sports Hall of Fame
1986 Lester Patrick Trophy
1999 Legends of College Hockey Award
2007 United States Hockey Hall of Fame

John James MacInnes (July 1, 1925 – March 6, 1983) was a Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender and NCAA hockey head coach. He was born in Toronto, Ontario.

Playing career[edit]

MacInnes was a goalie at the University of Michigan, helping the Wolverines to a pair of league titles and a third-place finish at the 1950 NCAA championship. MacInnes also played for farm teams of the Boston Bruins and the Detroit Red Wings before becoming director of the Ann Arbor Amateur Hockey League. He held that position until leaving to become head coach at Michigan Technological University.

Coaching career[edit]

MacInnes was the head coach of the Michigan Tech Huskies from the 1956-57 season through 1981-82. His teams won three NCAA championships and seven Western Collegiate Hockey Association titles during his 26 seasons as head coach. He was named NCAA Coach of the Year twice, after the 1969-70 and 1975-76 seasons. He was also named WCHA Coach of the Year 6 times, in 1960, 1962, 1966, 1971, 1976, and 1981.

His record as Michigan Tech's coach was 555-295-39.[1]

Head coaching record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Michigan Tech Huskies (WIHL) (1956–1958)
1956–57 Michigan Tech 14–9–5 8–8–4 4th
1957–58 Michigan Tech 11–16–1 5–15–0 7th
Michigan Tech: 25–25–6 13–23–4
Michigan Tech Huskies (Independent) (1958–1959)
1958–59 Michigan Tech 16–10–1
Michigan Tech: 16–10–1
Michigan Tech Huskies (WCHA) (1959–1981)
1959–60 Michigan Tech 21–10–1 15–6–1 2nd NCAA Runner-Up
1960–61 Michigan Tech 16–13–0 13–11–0 4th WCHA Finals
1961–62 Michigan Tech 29–3–0 17–3–0 1st NCAA National Champion
1962–63 Michigan Tech 17–10–2 11–7–2 3rd WCHA Semifinals
1963–64 Michigan Tech 14–12–1 9–7–0 4th WCHA Semifinals
1964–65 Michigan Tech 24–5–2 12–5–1 2nd NCAA National Champion
1965–66 Michigan Tech 23–6–1 15–4–1 1st WCHA Second Round
1966–67 Michigan Tech 18–11–1 14–7–1 3rd WCHA Second Round
1967–68 Michigan Tech 22–9–1 15–5–0 2nd WCHA Second Round
1968–69 Michigan Tech 21–9–2 14–5–1 1st NCAA Consolation Game (Loss)
1969–70 Michigan Tech 19–12–3 12–7–3 t-2nd NCAA Consolation Game (Loss)
1970–71 Michigan Tech 25–6–2 18–4–0 1st WCHA Regional Semifinals
1971–72 Michigan Tech 16–17–1 11–15–0 7th WCHA First Round
1972–73 Michigan Tech 24–13–1 16–10–0 5th WCHA Second Round
1973–74 Michigan Tech 28–9–3 20–6–2 1st NCAA Runner-Up
1974–75 Michigan Tech 32–10–0 22–10–0 2nd NCAA Champion
1975–76 Michigan Tech 34–9–0 25–7–0 1st NCAA Runner-Up
1976–77 Michigan Tech 19–18–1 15–16–1 6th WCHA First Round
1977–78 Michigan Tech 25–14–1 21–11–0 3rd WCHA Second Round
1978–79 Michigan Tech 17–18–3 13–16–3 7th WCHA First Round
1979–80 Michigan Tech 18–18–2 12–14–2 7th WCHA First Round
1980–81 Michigan Tech 29–14–1 17–11–0 t-2nd NCAA Third Place Game (Win)
Michigan Tech: 491–246–29 337–187–18
Michigan Tech Huskies (CCHA) (1981–1982)
1981–82 Michigan Tech 23–14–3 16–11–1 3rd CCHA Consolation Game (Loss)
Michigan Tech: 23–14–3 16–11–1
Total: 555–295–39

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

[2]

Honors and awards[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Legend of John MacInnes" (PDF). Michigan Technological University. 2012. Retrieved 2012-02-10. [permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "2009-10 Michigan Tech Huskies Hockey Yearbook". Michigan Tech Huskies. Retrieved 2017-05-24. 
  3. ^ "U.S Hall of Fame to induct Vanbiesbrouck, Broten, Carpenter, MacInnes". ESPN. 2007. Retrieved 2007-08-15. 
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Award Created
Murray Armstrong
Bob Peters
Glen Sonmor
Jeff Sauer
WCHA Coach of the Year
1959–60
1961–62
1965–66
1970–71
1975–76
Succeeded by
Murray Armstrong
Barry Thorndycraft
Bill Selman
Jeff Sauer
Bob Johnson
Preceded by
Charlie Holt
Jack Parker
Spencer Penrose Award
1969–70
1975–76
Succeeded by
Cooney Weiland
Jerry York