Copper Country Hockey History

The Birthplace of Organized Professional Hockey! 

in Michigan's Western Upper Peninsula

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Sept 2004



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Planning the Event

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Planning committee expanded as the event grew closer to include:
Standing L-R: Jo Urion -Keweenaw National Park, Dave Nordstrom -MTU/SDC, Connie Julien -Local Hockey Historian, Scott MacInnes -Houghton City Mgr, Chris Roy -MTU/SDC, Dave Fischer -MTU Athletic Press Dir. 



 At Left cont'd:

Seated L-R: Mark Maroste -MTU Alumni & Game Coordinator, Gerry Sullivan -MTU Alumni & Vintage Hockey Collector, Mark Alborn -Dee Mgr, Bill Sproule -MTU Prof & IHL Historian.

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This Flyer was made for the Event

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Planning committee from Left:
Scott MacInnes -Houghton City Mgr, Mark Ahlborn -Dee Mgr, Connie Julien -Local Hockey Historian, with Gordie Howe, Gerry Sullivan -MTU Hockey Alumni & Hockey Collector.

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Mural was designed and painted on the Dee Stadium in time for the Event 
(painted by Keweenaw Krayons)

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Welcome Sign put up at the Dee

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Game Sign put up in town

Hockey Exhibits at the Dee Stadium

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Pictorial Historian and Chief of Police, Ralph Raffaeli next to picture of Barney Holden, 
IHL player 1904-07

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Jerry & Scott MacInnes, wife and son of the late John MacInnes, "winningest coach in college history" display

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Stick collection of Brian Logie, SIHR member from London
Society of International Hockey Research

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Copper Country Hockey Historian, 
Connie Julien, webmaster
SIHR member from Houghton

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US-HHOF Display:
Tom Sersha -President
Roger Godin -Past Pres US-HHOF

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Oakie Brumm & wife:
 coach, player and author 
"They Only Played Home Games"
 & "Wisconsin Hockey News"

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Gerry Sullivan, MTU player, coach, SIHR member, 
 Hockey Memorabilia Collector

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Hockey Program Collection
Courtesy of Merv Klemet.

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HHOF: Michigan Teams

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Continually running video tapes made by the Keweenaw National Historical Park of interviews with local hockey old-timers were a big hit at this Exhibit.
Showing on this video tape is 
Joe Houle's interview.

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Brian McLean,
Houghton Country Sheriff, 
mans the table for the Ice-Cap Raffle, a fund raiser for the local Superior Child Abuse Prevention Council.

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USA Hockey Exhibit with 
Ralph Bammert, long time local USA hockey board member.

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Hundreds of local hockey pictures to view

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Gordie Howe
 signs autographs and drops the puck at the Alumni game

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Gordie Howe arrives at the Dee

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Gordie arrives at the MacInnes Rink

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Gordie Howe signs Autographs
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Gordie Howe signs his book for
 Harold Heikkinen
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Sully & Chief Raffaelli with parking ticket given to vehicle that escorted Gordie Howe. Gerry Sullivan was Howe's escort for the day.

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Gordie Howe with
Randy McKay & Dennis Hextall.

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Gordie Howe at center ice with Dennis Hextall & Randy McKay at the John MacInnes Student Ice Arena in Houghton Michigan Sept 25, 2004
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Alumni Game:
Detroit Red Wings vs Michigan Tech

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Michigan Tech Line Up

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Red Wings Line Up

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Michigan Tech Husky Bench

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Tech Scores on the Red Wings

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Final Score: 
Michigan Tech 7, Red Wings 5

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Alumni Game Players

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The 1904 Amphidrome March was played by the Michigan Tech Pep Band while local youth skated in unison to the music

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He skated to the 1904 Amphidrome March at the Game between periods 
wearing the Logo of the 
IHL Portage Lake Team 1904-07

Click here to hear the 1904 Amphidrome March Music

This March was composed by Conrad Sagemiller of Laurium for the
World's First  Championship Hockey Team,
the 1904 Portage Lake Team,
from Houghton Michigan.
Michael J. Irish 
of Michigan Tech University prepared this music for the Band to play at this weekend
's event & provided this sound track.

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Local player, Paul Coppo, recently inducted into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame, is honored by the home crowd.

Local Mites play with the Pros

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Mites pose with the Pros

Fans meet the Pros

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Society of International Hockey Research meetings

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SIHR Meet & Greet Friday evening (some had already left)

HHOF Exhibit at the Centennial
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HHOF: All Stars & Milestones

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HHOF: Legends

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HHOF: Chicago & Detroit

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HHOF: New York & Boston

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HHOF: Toronto & Montreal

Fans & hockey alumni visit the Exhibit

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The lobby of the Dee Stadium
with Marcus Olson, a three time MVP for Michigan Tech and a member of the Michigan Tech Hockey Hall of Fame; the Olson Rink in Marquette is named after his family of skaters.

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Roger Godin -Past Pres USHHOF, Scott MacInnes -Houghton City Mgr, Tom Sersha -Pres USHHOF

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The late Joe Bukovich

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Gerry Sullivan & local US HHOF inductee Paul Coppo

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Carl Lindstrom, Bob Hauswirth, Tony Bukovich, William Lindstrom, Marc Olson.

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Connie & Cathy show off the
new paint job on the Dee's Zamboni

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Hockey Mom Wearing Vintage Jersey Replica

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Live Radio Broadcast from the Dee Expo

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Tony Bukovich
Local Hockey Legend & 
Oldest Living Red Wing Alumni
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Jim Paull -Wisconsin HHOF member
& Connie Julien
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Jim Paull 
& "his" Copper Country Team

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Young fans enjoyed the hockey exhibits

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Dan Newman, 
Connie Julien (this webmaster), 
Rob Palmer


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The Three Oldest Cups still in use in U.S. Sports History: 
MacNaughton Cup (1914) Stanley Cup (1893) Gibson Cup (1938)

(above cup photo courtesy of Tess Ahlborn)


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MacNaughton Cup on Left
Gibson Cup on Right.

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Waiting in line to see the Stanley Cup
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The Stanley Cup

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Dee Rink Manager with Stanley Cup

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The 'Stanley Cup' of the 
Michigan Tech Dorms

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MacNaughton Cup & Plaque with previous winners medals. 

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Calumet Trophies
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MacNaughton Cup

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Gibson Cup

Dee family visits the James R. Dee
Ice Stadium

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Wooden Puck:
"Birthplace Of Pro Hockey
    Houghton, Michigan"

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Long Sleeve T's:
100 Years of Hockey

Birthplace Of Pro Hockey
    Houghton, Michigan"

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Copper Colored Mug:
 "Birthplace Of Pro Hockey
    Houghton, Michigan"

We also have several books by Gordie Howe, Mr. Hockey, remaining from the weekend that Gordie has personally signed! 
The price of this great book is $35, click the button below to pay for this book. 

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