Hockey at the University of Michigan won’t be the same.
After 33 seasons behind the bench, Red Berenson announced his retirement from the University of Michigan ice hockey program. Michigan’s record during the Berenson era was 848-426-92, which included national titles in 1996 and 1998.
Berenson’s playing career at the University of Michigan included a 43 goal senior season, which was followed by a 17 year NHL career with four different teams: the Montreal Canadiens, New York Rangers, Detroit Red Wings and St. Louis Blues.
Berenson also represented Canada in the eight-game Summit Series vs. the Soviet Union in 1972.
It’s not a normal day today in Ann Arbor, nor will it be a normal day in October when Michigan opens at home without Coach Berenson behind the bench.
It’s the 14th of April, 2017. TGIF.