Today's pipes look a lot like the old ones.
It was love at first check: in the Huskies' first ten games at the MacInnes Student Ice Arena, their record was 6-1-3.
Three years later they would raise their NCAA Division I Championship banner.
Lorne Stamler '74 remembers a great record at the Dee before they moved: 15-0 at home! He initially missed the atmosphere of the Dee.
"The Ice Arena could hold more people, so the noise level seemed to be the same," he said. "The dressing rooms were great. We thought we where in the big time now, with a room to hang our clothes and then walk thru to the showers and then the main room where we put our gear on. Yes I would say we got used to it in a very short time."
Forty years later, the MacInnes Student Ice Arena is getting a new ice plant.
Bob Hauswirth '60, long-time manager of the Ice Arena, had nothing but great things to say about the shape of the current facility.
"I think it's in better shape now than when we opened it up," he said. "The maintenance guys have done a really good job for forty years. It's a first-class building and especially with the skyboxes and all. I love the Dee, but this is a real professional atmosphere."
And the folks installing the new floor said the old one was still level after all these years!
That's a testament to the original construction crew, and the building stands as a witness to the students who helped pay for it, the coach whose name it bears, and the memories old and new that begin from that ice.
Dennis '92 '09