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Local players who have gone on to play PRO, Semi-Pro or College Hockey!


Stanley Cup Winner !HHOF inductee Lester Patrick Award winnerRed Wings playerJack Adams Award John James "Jack" Adams, 1895-1968 was born in Fort William, Ontario, started his professional hockey career as a player for the local Calumet Miners in 1915-16. 
He went on to play OHL and NHL including playing on two Stanley Cups teams: Toronto Arenas 1917-18, and the Ottawa Senators 1926-27. He was on the PCHA First All Star Team 1921 & 1922.

Jack Adams (1895-1968)

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Jack Adams then went on to coach the Detroit Red Wings from 1927-1947 (1927 Cougars>1930 Falcons> 1933 Red Wings) and was the general manager of the Red Wings for the next 15 years. Adams was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1959.  He became president of the new Central Professional Hockey League in 1963. In 1966 Adams was the first recipient of the NHL's Lester Patrick Trophy, which is presented annually to the individual for their outstanding service to hockey in the United States. In 1974, the NHL Broadcasters' Association established an award in memory of Jack Adams, as former coach and general manager of the Detroit Red Wings. Awarded annually to the NHL coach who contributed the most to his team's success. Members of the Broadcasters' Association select the winner of the NHL Coach of the Year Award. There also is an ice arena on Lyndon Street in Detroit named after him; the Jack Adams Memorial Ice Arena. He is the only man to have his name on the Stanley Cup as player, general manager, and coach: he won the Cup as a player in 1918 and 1927, as a coach in 1937, 1938, and 1943, and as a GM in 1950, 1952, 1954, and 1955. Before Adams retired, he brought the Red Wings up here Feb 2, 1954 to Marquette for two exhibitions games including playing the Marquette Prison team and the Marquette Sentinals . (Making good on a whimsical promise Jack had made earlier with the inmates and warden of the prison who had no rink or team at the time of the promise.) Just 10 weeks later the Wings won the Stanley Cup after defeating Montreal.

Jack Adams Annual Award
 for NHL Coach of the Year
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USA Hockey Brad Aldrich, born 19-- in Hancock?, played local youth hockey... "Aldrich has been moving up the youth hockey coaching ranks since he started with a PeeWee team at the age of 16. The following season, he worked as an assistant for a Bantam team in Houghton. When Brad moved to Marquette, Mich., to attend Northern Michigan University, he assisted with another Bantam team, which he coached on his own the following season." according to a USA Hockey press release. In 2002 he coached the Marquette Bantam A Team to the State Tournament; he has been the assistant coach of the tier 1 Midget AAA Marquette Electricians team for the last 2 years; and the spring of 2005, he was invited to the coach at USA Hockey's Select 14 Player Development Camp in Rochester, NY. As a 22 year old, he was the youngest coach at the camp for 240 of the best 14 year old players from regional tryouts throughout the country, including a U.P. wide tryout that Aldrich has been involved with the last couple of years. He spends his summer working at the Portage Lake Golf Course in Houghton and will be graduated from Northern Michigan University December 2005. (Brad is the son of long time NHL equipment manager, Mike Aldrich)

    Brad Aldrich

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Jason Aldrich, born 19-- in --, from Hancock, played with the Springfield Spirit in 2003-04; Central Texas Marshals in 2004-05, both NAHL, then played for Finlandia University, MCHA DIII 2004-08

    Jason Aldrich

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USA Hockey Mike Aldrich, born 19-- in -- a Hancock HS hockey player1978-82, They were Lake Superior Conference Champions in 1981-82. Mike was the Hockey Equipment Manager for Michigan Tech Univ. and then for the Kansas City Blades (IHL) 1993-95. In 1995, he moved to San Jose to be the Head Equipment Manager for the San Jose Sharks. During the 1995-96 season, Aldrich was selected as the Western Conference's Equipment Manager at the IHL All-Star Game in Houston. In 1997, he was the Equipment Manager for the NHL All-Star Game for the Western Conference team as well as the Heroes of Hockey teams. He was named Head Equipment Manager for Team USA at the World Championships in Helsinki, Tempere, and Turku, Finland for April 26 - May 11, 2003. He was the Equipment manager for Team USA at both the World Cup of Hockey 2004 and the IIHF World Championship in April 2005; he has been with the San Jose Sharks over 10 years. Aldrich also gives seminars on Hockey Equipment for the Hockey Community.

    Mike Aldrich

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Patrick Aldrich, born 19-- in -- a Hancock HS hockey player 1991-1995; in 1991-92, his team advanced to the State Regional Finals; the next year they also advanced to the State Regional Finals where they fell to Calumet, the eventual State Champions that year, and to the semi-finals in the Regionals the following year. Patrick has been the assistant coach of the Houghton HS team since 2000. ...


Patrick Aldrich

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USA Hockey Scott Aldrich, born 19-- in -- a Hancock HS hockey player 1985-89. This team won the Regionals and were runner-up in the State Championships in 1986-87; inn his senior year 1988-89, his team was undefeated; the first undefeated season in the League! Scott was picked as All State player that season. Scott was the Hockey Equipment Manager for Michigan Tech Univ. and officiated for the LSC.  He is with the East Coast Hockey League's Columbia Inferno, first as their Equipment Manager, then Director of Hockey  Administration/IHA. Scott is now the Coordinator of Adult programs for USA Hockey.


Scott Aldrich

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Louis Angotti, born 1938 in -- from Toronto, Ont. played hockey three seasons for Michigan Tech 1959-62. In 1960-61 he was the NCAA leader in goals and 2nd overall in PIM. In 1960 and 1962, he was chosen as the MVP on the NCAA Tournament All-Star Team. He was a three-year letter winner who helped Michigan Tech to the 1962 WCHA crown and 1962 NCAA Championship. He played in 89 games overall and had 71 goals, 61 assists, 132 total points, and was selected as a First Team All-American in 1962. Angotti went on to pro hockey for over 12 years between 1962-74: for NY Rangers, St Louis Braves, Chicago Blackhawks, Philadelphia Flyers, Pittsburgh Penguins, and St Louis Blues. Angotti also served as head coach of the Blues (1973-74) and Penguins (1983-84) and other teams. In 1997, he was named to the NCAA 50th Anniversary team and in 2001, he was among the first group of 10 honorees of the WCHA league’s Top 50 Players in 50 Years. He is also a member of the Michigan Tech Hall of Fame. Lou Angotti
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The 1960 NCAA All-Tournament Team
including Michigan Tech players
Louis Angotti and Paul Coppo.
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Erica Archambeau, born 1980 in Hancock, grew up in nearby Pelkie/Chassell; Erica earned two letters playing on the Jeffers High School hockey team. While playing with Little Ceasars, they won the State Championships in 1996. She then played with the Metro Flyers and won the State Championships in 1998. Erica then played 4 seasons on the NorthEastern University, Bouve College women's team (1998-2002) where she was Defense Captain in her Senior year. After graduation, she remains active playing hockey.

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