David MacInnis
David MacInnis
Induction Year: 2014
Class: 1959
Sport(s): Ice Hockey, Football

MacInnis was a two-sport athlete at Norwich, excelling on the men’s ice hockey team as a four-year letter winner, as well as two years with the football squad. He was named to the First Team All-East Small College Hockey Team in 1957 and also earned All-New England Honorable Mention honors in 1958.

MacInnis was a captain of the hockey squad during his senior season and also served on the NU Corps of Cadets Honor Committee. He was treasurer of the Varsity Club, chairman of the Class Ring Committee, and was senior class treasurer. He served in the Honor Tank Platoon and was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity.

“I’m excited to join my brother Donald MacInnis ’60, who passed away 22 years ago,” David said. “I loved my time at Norwich and it’s quite an honor to be inducted. “I spent a lot of good hockey years and we got to play teams like Harvard, Northeastern, Providence.”

After military service, MacInnis spent 40 years in the Tile & Stone Industries where he received recognition for sales achievement.  During those years, Dave was one of the organizers of the youth hockey program in Simsbury, Conn. and went on to coach the Hartford Junior Whalers.  His association with the Whalers presented a chance to play with several retired Whalers including the great Gordie Howe.

MacInnis is married to his high school sweetheart, Priscilla and they have a blended family of eight children and 14 grandchildren.  Seven of the grandchildren are hockey players. MacInnis retired in 2002 and lives with Priscilla in Madison, Conn.

He and his wife volunteer for the Madison chapter of the National A Better Chance Program www.madisonabc.org).  They also fund an all-volunteer thrift shop (www.act2thrift.org) that supports the A Better Chance Program and other youth-related charities.  onor Committee and the Corps Honor CommitHonorH