Rink to Reel: Preserving Hockey History at Michigan Tech

After John Haeussler’s rousing talk on the Copper Country’s contribution to Notre Dame Hockey last night, we’re all fired up as the Huskies take on the Fighting Irish tonight at the John MacInnes Ice Arena!

The Michigan Tech Archives is equally excited to be working on preserving and improving access to some recently rediscovered film of one of the 1973 games between Michigan Tech and Notre Dame. The first reel of film even includes footage of the former Michigan Tech mascot on ice! 

The collection includes four, color 16 mm film reels with magnetic audio track. The film was transferred to DVD format in 2009. Unfortunately, the collection has remained unprocessed, which poses challenges for long-term preservation and access to this unique piece of hockey history.

Stay tuned for updates on the preservation of these films! In the meantime, you can always schedule an appointment to do onsite research with many of our collections pertaining to hockey at Michigan Tech. Appointments may be scheduled from 1-5 p.m., Monday through Thursday and may be requested via email at copper@mtu.edu, by phone at (906) 487-2505, or through our appointment form.

Good luck tonight, Huskies!