Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the 1974 NAIA Championship and 30th Anniversary of the 1994 NCAA Championship as part of Great Lake State Weekend (GLSW) and hockey alumni weekend!

All hockey alumni are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Each hockey alumnus in attendance will receive two complimentary tickets for both the Friday and Saturday games.  Additional tickets will go on sale in the fall and can be purchased by contacting Associate Athletic Director of External Relations/SWA Abbie Laajala at [email protected]. Below is the weekend schedule of events. We look forward to seeing each of you back at Taffy Abel Arena.
Friday, October 18th
  • Friday – 4pm – ’74 reunion celebration sponsored by the ’74 team. Location TBD.
  • Friday – 7pm hockey game – ’74/’94 teams and families with access to the alumni box. Light snacks provided.

Saturday, October 19th

  • 10:00am – Tour of locker room/meet with team
  • 11:30am-3:00pm – Alumni and Athletic Hall of Fame Awards/Banquet. *Tickets on sale this summer*
  • 4pm-6pm – Tailgate inside SAC – Complimentary food and cash bar for all attendees.
  • 6pm – Hockey game  – ’74/’94 teams and families have access to the alumni box. Light food will be provided. On-ice recognition during the 1st intermission.
Sunday, October 20th
  • 8:30am – Hockey alumni players-only meeting with coaching staff on needs of the program.

Hotel Ojibway

Hotel Information

Rooms at the Ojibway Hotel are available at the special Great Lake State Weekend rate of $119.00 (+taxes) per night.  Rooms are being held till September 18, 2024.  Call (906) 632-4100 and mention Great Lake State Weekend to reserve your room today!


If you have memorabilia from any of the championship teams that you would be willing to donate/loan to LSSU to be displayed, please contact the LSSU Alumni Office at [email protected].


  • Fall 2026 – Celebration of 60 years of Laker Hockey
  • Fall 2028 – 40th Anniversary Celebration of the 1988 NCAA Championship



Take a look back at the first 50 years of Laker Hockey, as narrated by Bill Crawford, Voice of Laker Hockey.