Chris Salani, born 1974 in Hancock, played Hancock High School Hockey for 4 years, then
played hockey for 2 seasons with the Division I Michigan State University Hockey
team, which was his off season conditioning for football (he was a four year starting punter in football for MSU (1992-96)
recording an 83-yard punt vs. Nebraska in 1995.) He went on to be the Asst
Hockey Coach at UMass, Amherst for 2 seasons (1997-99); he is currently the Athletic
Director at Finlandia University (2002-present) along with coordinating
Finlandia's inaugural Women's Hockey Team which will face off for the first time
the Fall of 2004.
Salmela, born 19-- in -- a Calumet native, played hockey for Michigan Tech 1979-80
and with Northern Arizona Univ 1981-82. ...
Ryan Sarazin, born
19-- in -- of Atlantic Mine played high school hockey for Houghton from
his Freshmen to Junior years. In his Senior year, he played in the US Hockey
League for Waterloo, Iowa for Houghton native, head coach Scott Mikesch. He then
played D III 1999-01 with UW-Superior.
Ryan then became the assistant coach at Superior High School from 2001-2004. He
then took the head coach position at Fond du Lac High School, a young team that
still finished 17-6 for the season, including making it to the state quarter
finals. The next year they went 21-4 and made it to the state final game. In
2006-07 his team went on a school record 17 winning game streak and ended up
winning the State Championship. Ryan returns to the Copper Country each summer
to coach in the Michigan Tech summer hockey school. need picture here...
Savani born 19-- in Calumet,
was the former coach and
manager of many of Calumet's senior teams throughout the 30's, 40's and 50's. He
coach of Michigan Tech Hockey team 1937-38,
under his direction, they won the regular season Conference Title, won
Conference Postseason Tournament Championship and went to the NCAA Tournament
(top 4 finish). During 1937-38, Savini
coached both the Michigan Tech Huskies and the Calumet Olympics senior team. The
Calumet Olympics won both the Michigan A.A.U. state championship and the
MacNaughton Cup that year. In
his younger days he played both hockey and baseball in the Calumet area and was
a baseball teammate of George Gipp from 1917 to 1920.
Seel, born 1980 in Germany, grew up here and played hockey for Houghton High School
as a Freshman and Sophomore where
he won All Conference and All State Honors and was the LSC leading scorer
and played on Michigan's Select 16. He then played for Detroit's
Little Caesar's Midget AAA as Junior in 1997-98; when they were Michigan
AAA Midget Champions and placed second in the Nationals. He also played
with Little Caesar's as a Senior in 1998-99. Max went on to play hockey 2 seasons 1999-2001 with the Green Bay Gamblers when they
were runners-up for National Junior A Championship, then 3 years 2001-2004
for Union College in Division
I ECAC. On his college hockey bio, it asks "Who has had the most
influence on your game: His answer was "Joe Bukovich". Max has consistently
earned academic awards on his teams.
Sherf, born in
played four years on Calumet High's undefeated teams, and went on to play
three years with the
Michigan where he set a league scoring record, and in his Senior year, he
was Co-Captain of the team with another Calumet native, John
Jewell, when their team won the Big
10 Championship in 1934-35. He was with the NHL
Champion Detroit Red Wings, when they won the Stanley Cup in 1936
and again in 1937.
That same year, he participated in an NHL skills competition and won the
fastest skater award. He was one of the first
American born players on a Stanley Cup winning hockey team (Taffy Abel of Sault
Ste. Marie was the first American; with the NY Rangers in 1928.) Sherf
8 seasons of organized and pro hockey from 1935-44 with the Red Wings and the
Detroit Olympics as they moved and became the Pittsburgh
Hornets in the IHL. Sherf
played in the first AHL All Star Game Feb 3, 1942. He missed the
1942-43 season while in the military, then came back and played during the
1943-44 season with the Red Wings.
He was inducted in the
of Michigan Dekers Blue Line Club Hall of Fame in 1965 and was inducted into the
UP Sports Hall of Fame in 1979. In 1981, he was honored as the second
Michigan hockey player to be elected to the Univ
of Michigan Athletic Hall of Honor, one of only 12 UofM hockey players
to ever be so honored.
Shields, born 1877 in
Orangeville, Ontario, played right wing on the 1903-04 and 1904-05 Portage Lake Pro
team and part of the 1904-05 season with Calumet. He
"lost an eye playing hockey, but despite that handicap, for years served as
a referee - and a good one" according to N.J. Gillespie, Winnipeg Tribune Magazine March
Siebert, born 18-- from
Berlin/Kitchener, Ontario played on
the 1902-03 Portage Lake Team...
Siligmann, born 19-- in -- of Hancock, played 1966-67 at UW-Superior.
Alvin Sippola, born 19-- in -- from Hancock, played hockey for MCM (MTU)
1925-26 MCM team
Truck Meyers, Ted Nelson, Rollie Parks, Paul Pesonen, Alvin Sippola,
Frank Grannis, Collins, Morhous
Steinmetz, born 1974, a native of nearby South Range, played local
junior hockey and two years at the high school level for Jeffers High
School (freshman) and Hancock Central High (sophomore). Todd went on
to play Midget AAA for the Marquette
Electricians, where he received the
Peter Bartanen Memorial Award for Outstanding Inspiration and Leadership,
and then in the North American Hockey League for the Kalamazoo K-Wings.
After finishing high school, he played in the United States Hockey League
for the Waterloo
Black Hawks in Waterloo, Iowa. Todd was offered an
athletic scholarship and played four
years of college hockey at Ferris
State University. Following collegiate hockey, Todd went on to
play professional hockey in the East Coast Hockey League, finishing his
playing career with the Toledo Storm in Toledo, Ohio, where he was awarded
the Most Improved Trophy. Todd resides in Trenton, Michigan and is
an assistant hockey coach at the St. Mary Catholic Central High School in
Monroe, Michigan where he serves as the Assistant Principal.
in Ferris State Univ uniform
Steele, born 1952 in -- played hockey 4 seasons for Michigan Tech 1971 to
75. He then played three seasons in the SHL, NAHL, WHA and AHL from
picture and info here! Bill and his family live locally here; he works for
Michigan Tech for the Hockey Enrichment Campaign.
J. H. Stephens, born 19-- in -- from
Berlin/Kitchener, Ontario played on
the 1902-03 Portage Lake Team...
Stevens, born 1973 in Sault Ste Marie, Michigan, played hockey for Michigan
Tech 1991-95. He then played in the ECHL, IHL, AHL CHL and Germany from
1995-2000. Randy makes his home here in Houghton.... need info and picture etc
Mike Stimac, born 19-- in -- a Jeffers High
School hockey player, plays for the local Finlandia University Hockey Team.
born 19-- in -- a Hancock native, played hockey for Michigan Tech during parts
of the 1993-94 season.
David Storm, born 1971 in Milford,
Michigan played hockey three seasons for Michigan Tech 1990-93, scoring 63
goals; He played parts of three seasons with the Hartford Whalers and Dallas
Stars in the 90's and team USA 1993-94; he
played pro/semi pro from 1993-98.
| Fred Strike, born in 19-- in Canada?, was a player on the
Calumet IHL Pro team that won the First IHL Pro Championship for the
Strong, born 19-- in -- a Houghton native, played
on the local 19U Girls K-Wings team two seasons (1996-98). In 1998-99 and
1999-2000, she played with the Wisconsin Challengers, who went to the Nationals
in 1998-99. After graduating from Houghton High School in 2000, she played
at the University of Findlay, Ohio, for two seasons, winning the Great Lakes
Women's league playoff in 2000-01. She transferred to the University of North
Dakota and played two seasons 2002-2004. Abbey plays a high scoring
defense; she led Findlay' guards in scoring as a freshman.
Gerald B. Sullivan, born 1938 in Ottawa, Ontario. Sully played for the
Hamilton Tiger Cubs in the OHA before coming to play with Michigan Tech four
seasons 1959-62. At MTU, he was picked Team MVP 3 years in a row, and picked All-American
in 1962. For a number of years he held the MTU records for most goals in a year, most points in a
year, and most points in 3 years! After college he was MVP of the semipro Green Bay Bobcats
1962-63. He then coached in Helsinki, Finland (HIFK): Division 2 for 1963-64
season and Division 1 for 1964-65 season. He returned to the Green
Bay Bobcats and was playing there when they had an exhibition game in the
1966-67 season with the Chicago Blackhawks to encourage pro hockey in Green Bay.
He played semi
pro hockey with the Marquette
Iron Rangers from 1967-1973 where he was their leading scorer; in
1972-73 he was the player/coach for the Marquette Iron
Sullivan coached the Marquette Jr hockey PeeWee AA team and
won the State Championship in 1973-74. He was the Head Coach of the Marquette
High School Hockey Team for 19 years 1974-93, winning the State Championship 1976-77,
1987-88 and two runner-up finishes in 1979-80, 1983-84. At the same time, he
coached the Marquette Squirt AA in 1986-87 and the Marquette PeeWee AA in
1988-89. He has been a summer resident of the Copper
Country for over 30 years as he has
been the Manager/Asst Manager of the Michigan Tech Hockey Development Center since it opened in 1972.
Gerry was inducted into the Michigan
Tech Sports Hall of Fame in 1986 and the
Upper Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame in 1998.
He is also a and member of the
International Hockey Research.
Gerry Scores for the Marquette team.
Wright Swift, born 1912 in Hancock, played hockey with Michigan Tech
1932-33. He has been an active supporter of Tech Hockey and Football ever since.
He was a Charter Member of the MTU Huskies Club in 1958. Paul was inducted
Michigan Tech Sports Hall of Fame in 2002.