Michigan Soo Indians

Michigan Soo Indians
City Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan
League International Professional Hockey League
Founded 1903–04
Operated 1904–1907
Home arena Ridge Street Ice-A-Torium[1]
Colors Purple, White[2]
Michigan Soo Indians player Frank Switzer.

The Michigan Soo Indians, also known as the American Soo Indians, was a professional ice hockey team from Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, United States. The team played for three seasons in the International Professional Hockey League, the first fully professional hockey league in North America, from 1904 to 1907. The league was formed in November 1904 and consisted of five teams; three from Michigan, one from Pennsylvania and one from Ontario in Canada.

Michigan Soo Indians had its best season in the IPHL in its second year, the 1905–06 season, when the team finished at second place in the standings with 36 points, two points behind the champion team Portage Lakes Hockey Club.

Notable players

Notable players who played for the Michigan Soo Indians were Hockey Hall of Fame members Didier Pitre and Jack Laviolette.



  1. ^ IHL 1904–07 cchockeyhistory.org
  2. ^ SooMichiganIHLTeams cchockeyhistory.org

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