Wisconsin Hockey Wall of Fame
Laliberte played youth and high school hockey in Robbinsdale, Minnesota. He continued his playing career at St. John’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota. After college and following four years as coach at Benilde-St. Margaret’s Prep School, Mike started his Wausau School District career at East High School in the fall of 1974. He taught psychology and coached football and hockey. He took two teams to the WIAA High School Hockey tournament in the 1970s. While at East, he created a holiday hockey tournament known as the Marathon Cup. Mike has attended every “Cup” since its inception. In 1980, Mike became the Athletic Director at West High School. During the 1980s, Mike also coached youth hockey in Wausau. During his tenure as a coach and athletic director, he was instrumental in the formation and support of the Wisconsin High School Hockey Coaches Association. In addition to being the athletic director, he was the game manager for West hockey, serving as public address announcer and scoring table expert. In the recent past he was the “voice” of Wausau Cable Access broadcasts of high school hockey.