Sad news for Northern Michigan University (NMU) and NMU Hockey/athletics fans everywhere as Tim ‘Mac’ McIntosh, will be leaving his position as public address announcer for hockey games.
In an article by WLUC TV6, McIntosh had informed the university’s athletic department that he will be stepping down.
“After 44 years of being the PA voice of Wildcat hockey, I have come to a very difficult decision,” McIntosh said in an email via TV6. “Effective today, I will be unable to continue at that position. My balance and mobility issues no longer permit me to do the job with the professionalism that it deserves. I have truly loved doing every game, but when it’s time, it’s time.”
He also had resigned his position as director of junior hockey in Marquette just last year.
McIntosh’s voice has became recognizable for NMU Hockey/athletic fans, students and alumni far and wide. In his 44 year career as an announcer, he was voice of games at both the Lakeview Arena and the Berry Events Center.
One of McIntosh’s famous calls came back in the 2018-19 season when former NMU goaltender Atte Tolvanen became the first goalie in program history and 11th all-time in NCAA history to score a goal in a game.
We send our best wishes to McIntosh on his departure.
**Photos Courtesy to Marquette Mining Journal**