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Michigan Wolverines
Michigan Wolverines Logo
University University of Michigan
Conference CCHA
Head coach Red Berenson
27th year, 701–328–71[1]
Arena Yost Ice Arena
Capacity: 6,637[2]
Location Ann Arbor, Michigan
Colors Blue and Maize

             

Fight song The Victors
Rivals Michigan State


NCAA Tournament Champions
1948, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1955, 1956, 1964, 1996, 1998[3]
NCAA Tournament Frozen Four
1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1962, 1964, 1977, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2008[3]
NCAA Tournament Appearances
1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1962, 1964, 1977, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010[3]
Conference Tournament Champions
1994, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2008, 2010[3]
Conference Regular Season Champions
1925, 1927, 1930, 1931, 1935, 1937, 1938, 1953, 1956, 1964, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2008[4]

The Michigan Wolverines ice hockey team is the hockey team that represents the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Earning varsity status in 1922, the program is entering its 89th season. The school's team currently competes in the Central Collegiate Hockey Association, although it competed in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association between 1959 and 1981.[3] The team has played in 20 consecutive NCAA Men's Division I Ice Hockey Tournaments, dating back to 1991; this is an NCAA record.[3] The Wolverines have won an NCAA-record nine Division I NCAA Men's Ice Hockey Championships,[3] seven of which came during a 17-year stretch between 1948 and 1964. Two more championships were won under current head coach Red Berenson in 1996 and 1998.[3]

Michigan has had many successes as a program including a record-setting number of championships, total championship tournament appearances, and consecutive tournament appearances. Players from the program have earned numerous honors, professional championships, international championships, individual statistical championships, team and individual records. The team is currently led by Berenson, who for nearly fifty years has continued to hold the school single-season goal scoring record and who for over thirty years was the only alumnus of the program to have won a Stanley Cup. The program has dozens of National Hockey League alumni and over twenty current players.

Team historyEdit

ConferencesEdit

Conference affiliation since 1951[5]

NCAA National ChampionshipsEdit

Year Champion Score Runner-up City Arena Ref.
1948Michigan8–4DartmouthColorado Springs, COBroadmoor Arena[6]
1951Michigan7–1BrownColorado Springs, COBroadmoor Arena[7]
1952Michigan4–1Colorado CollegeColorado Springs, COBroadmoor Arena[8]
1953Michigan7–3MinnesotaColorado Springs, COBroadmoor Arena[9]
1955Michigan5–3Colorado CollegeColorado Springs, COBroadmoor Arena[10]
1956Michigan7–5Michigan TechColorado Springs, COBroadmoor Arena[11]
1964Michigan6–3DenverDenver, COUniversity of Denver Arena[12]
1996Michigan3–2Colorado CollegeCincinnati, OHRiverfront Coliseum[13]
1998Michigan3–2Boston CollegeBoston, MAFleet Center[14]

Season-by-season resultsEdit

This is a partial list of the last five seasons completed by the Wolverines.

Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties

Records as of April 3, 2010.[15]

Season GP W L T Finish Playoffs
2005–06 41 21 15 5 T-3rd, CCHA Lost in NCAA West Regional, 1–5 (North Dakota)
2006–07 41 26 14 1 2nd, CCHA Lost in NCAA West Regional, 5–8 (North Dakota)
2007–08 43 33 6 4 1st, CCHA Lost in NCAA Frozen Four, 4–5 (Notre Dame)
2008–09 41 29 12 0 2nd, CCHA Lost in NCAA East Regional, 0–2 (Air Force)
2009–10 45 26 18 1 7th, CCHA Lost in NCAA Midwest Regional Final, 2–3 (Miami)

ArenaEdit

Univ Michigan ice hockey

Interior of Yost Ice Arena

Yost Ice Arena: (1973–present)[2][16]

  • Capacity: 8,100 (1973-74 to 1990-91); 7,235 (1991-92 to 1995-96); 6,343 (1996-97 to 2000-01); 6,637 (2001–02 to present)
  • Constructed: 1923
  • Dedicated: November 10, 1923
  • Renovated: 1973, 1992, 1996, 2001
  • Name Changes: Fielding H. Yost Field House (1924-73), Yost Ice Arena (1973–present)
  • First Ice Hockey Game: Nov. 2, 1973, a 6-2 U-M win over Waterloo Lutheran

Top single-game crowds[17]

  • 8,411 vs Michigan State: Jan. 29, 1988
  • 8,404 vs Michigan State: Feb. 18, 1989
  • 8,396 vs Michigan State: Feb. 17, 1990

Top weekend series crowds[17]

Top single-game post-renovation crowds (1996-97 to present)[17]

PlayersEdit

Michigan has had numerous players recognized with prestigious awards and honors. The following is a summary of some of the other standout Michigan Wolverines men's ice hockey players.

Current RosterEdit

As of 08/19/2010.[18]

Goaltenders
# State Player Year Hometown Previous Team NHL rights
30 Flag of Michigan Patrick Summers Sophomore Milan, Michigan Milan (USHS-MI) None
31 Flag of Michigan Shawn Hunwick Senior Sterling Heights, Michigan Alpena (NAHL) None
35 Flag of Michigan Bryan Hogan Senior Highland, Michigan Lincoln (USHL) None
<center>Defensemen
# State Player Year Hometown Previous Team NHL rights
2 Flag of Michigan Greg Pateryn Junior Sterling Heights, Michigan Ohio (USHL) Montreal Canadiens
3 Flag of California Scooter Vaughan Senior Placentia, California St. Louis (NAHL) None
6 Flag of Ontario Brandon Burlon Junior Nobleton, Ontario St. Michael's (OJHL) New Jersey Devils
7 Flag of Washington Chad Langlais Senior Spokane, Washington Lincoln (USHL) None
13 Flag of Connecticut Lee Moffie Sophomore Wallingford, Connecticut Waterloo (USHL) San Jose Sharks
34 Flag of Michigan Tristin Llewellyn Senior Ann Arbor, Michigan Tri-City (USHL) None
<center>Defensemen
# State Player Year Hometown Previous Team NHL rights
10 Flag of Texas Chris Brown Sophomore Flower Mound, Texas US NTDP (USHL) Phoenix Coyotes
11 Flag of Michigan Kevin Lynch Sophomore Grosse Pointe, Michigan US NTDP (USHL) Columbus Blue Jackets
12 Flag of Sweden Carl Hagelin Senior Södertälje, Sweden Sodertalje SK Jr. New York Rangers
16 Flag of British Columbia Ben Winnett Senior New Westminster, B.C. Salmon Arm (BCHL) Toronto Maple Leafs
19 Flag of Michigan Matt Rust Senior Bloomfield Hills, Michigan US NTDP (USHL) Florida Panthers
21 Flag of Michigan A.J. Treais Sophomore Bloomfield Hills, Michigan US NTDP (USHL) None
22 Flag of Michigan Jeff Rohrkemper Sophomore Grosse Pointe, Michigan Sioux Falls (USHL) None
23 Flag of Michigan Luke Glendening Junior Grand Rapids, Michigan Hotchkiss School (USHS-CT) None
25 Flag of Michigan David Wohlberg Junior South Lyon, Michigan US NTDP (USHL) New Jersey Devils
29 Flag of Ontario Louie Caporusso Senior Woodbridge, Ontario St. Michael's (OJHL) Ottawa Senators
39 Flag of Ontario Lindsay Sparks Sophomore Oakville, Ontario Oakville (OJHL) None


U.S. Hockey Hall of FameEdit

The following individuals have been inducted into the United States Hockey Hall of Fame.[19]

Hobey Baker Award winnersEdit

The following players have been awarded the Hobey Baker Award.[20]

Player of the yearEdit

The Hockey News U.S. College Player of the Year[21]
  • David Oliver (1994)
  • Brendan Morrison (1996, 1997)
Central Collegiate Hockey Association[22]
  • David Oliver (1994)
  • Brendan Morrison (1996, 1997)
  • Kevin Porter (2008)
Western Collegiate Hockey Association[23]

Academic All-AmericanEdit

Michigan has had one hockey Academic All-American.[24]

Winter Olympic MedalistsEdit

Michigan has had nine players and one coach participate in the Winter Olympics. Five of these participants earned Olympic medals.[19]

Stanley Cup ChampionsEdit

Michigan has two three-time Stanley Cup champions.[25][26]

Wolverines in the NHLEdit

Wolverine All-AmericansEdit

The following Michigan Wolverines men's ice hockey players have been chosen as First team Division I All-Americans by the American Hockey Coaches Association.[48]

See alsoEdit

Michigan Wolverines Ice Hockey Players

Statistical accomplishmentsEdit

The all-time Michigan single-season goal scoring leaders are Red Berenson (1961–62) and Dave Debol (1976–77) who have each totaled 43. Denny Felsner (1988–92) has totaled 139 in his career for the school record. Brendan Morrison holds the school record for both single-season and career assists with 57 (1996–97) and 182 (1994–97), respectively. Debol (99, 1976–77) and Morrison (284, 1994–97) hold the single-season and career points records, respectively.[25]

On defense, Marty Turco holds the single-season and career win records with 34 (1995–96) and 127 (1995–98). The single-season goals against average is held by Billy Sauer (1.95, 2007–08), while the career record is held by Josh Blackburn (2.29, 1999–2002). Sauer also holds the single-season save percentage record, (.924, 2007–08), while Al Montoya holds the career record (.90806, 2002–2004). Montoya's 6 single-season shutouts (2003–2004) is the school record while Turco's 15 is the career record.[25]

Current national individual recordsEdit

The following Michigan Wolverines men's ice hockey players hold NCAA Division I national records:[49]

Former national individual recordsEdit

The following Michigan Wolverines men's ice hockey players formerly held NCAA Division I national records:[50]

  • Neil Celley - single-season points per game (2.93 1951–1952)
  • Gordon McMillan - single-season points per game (2.70 1948–1949)
  • Neil Celley - single-season goals per game (1.48 1951–1952)
  • Gil Burford - single-season goal points per game (1.48 1950–1952)
  • Karl Bagnell - single-season saves (1305, 1972–75)
  • Gordon MacMillan - career points per game (2.54, 1949–1954)
  • Gil Burford - career goals per game (1.30 1951–1952)
  • Wally Gacek - career goals per game (1.21 1949–1951)
  • Gordon MacMillan - career assists per game (1.38, 1949–1952)
  • David Oliver - career game-winning goals (21, 1994–2006)
  • Steve Shields - career wins (111, 1991–94)

Recent individual national statistical championsEdit

The following Michigan Wolverines men's ice hockey players have been national statistical champions:[51]

National team recordsEdit

The following Michigan Wolverines men's ice hockey teams hold NCAA Division I national records:[52]

  • Largest single-game margin of victory (21–0, vs. Ohio State, February 8, 1964)
  • Most single-season overtime wins (6, 1998)

In addition, the 2005 and 2007 teams led the nation in goals per game, and the 1996 and 1997 teams led the nation in both goals allowed per game and scoring margin per game.[53]

CoachesEdit

All-time coaching recordsEdit

As of completion of 2008–09 season[54]

Tenure Coach Years Record Pct.
1922–27 Joseph Barss 5 26–21–4 .549
1927–44 Edward Lowrey 17 124–136–21 .479
1944–57 Vic Heyliger 13 228–61–13 .776
1957–73 Al Renfrew 16 222–207–11 .517
1973–80 Dan Farrell 7 135–129–6 .511
1980 Wilf Martin^ (interim) 1^ 1–1–0 .500
1980–84 John Giordano 4 68–75–6 .477
1984–present Red Berenson 27 701–328–71 .673
Totals 8 coaches 89 seasons 1,505–958–131 .605

^ Martin coached the first two games of the 1980–81 season before Giordano took over the coaching duties.

NCAA Tournament HistoryEdit

Including the 2010 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament, Michigan holds several NCAA Men's Ice Hockey Championship records: Tournaments (33), consecutive tournaments (20), current consecutive tournaments (20), championships (9).[55] Through the 2010 tournament, the team has a 47–26 record in the NCAA Tournament, including a 24–14 record in the Frozen Four.[56] The following is the complete history of the Michigan Wolverines men's ice hockey in the NCAA Men's Ice Hockey Championship.[57]

Year Seed First Round Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals Notes
4-team tournament
1948
Boston College W 6–4 OT Dartmouth College W 8–4 Fastest consecutive goals record (0:05) still stands (Gordon McMillan and Wally Gacek) vs. Dartmouth[58]
1949
Dartmouth College L 4–2 Colorado College WC 10–4
1950
Boston University L 4–3 Boston College WC 10–6 vs. Boston College only tournament game with no penalties for either team[59]
1951
Boston University W 8–2 Brown University W 7–1 Gil Burford's 9 career Frozen Four goals was a record until 1987.[60]
1952
St. Lawrence W 9–3 Colorado College W 4–1
1953
Boston University W 14–2 Minnesota W 7–3 14 goals continues to be a tournament record.[58]
1954
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute L 6–4 Boston College WC 7–2
1955
Harvard University W 7–3 Colorado College W 5–3
1956
St. Lawrence W 2–1 OT Michigan Technological University W 7–5
1957
Harvard University W 6–1 Colorado College L 13–6
1962
Clarkson University L 5–4 St. Lawrence WC 5–1
1964
Providence College W 3–2 Denver W 6–3
5-team tournament
1977 W2
Bowling Green W 7–5 Boston University W 6–4 Wisconsin L 6–5 OT Shortest overtime championship game (0:23)[61]
12-team tournament
1991 W3 Cornell W 4–5 OT, 6–4, 9–3 Boston University L 4–1, 8–1
1992 W1 bye Northern Michigan W 7–6 Wisconsin L 4–2
1993 W2 bye Wisconsin W 4–3 OT Maine L 4–3 OT
1994 W1 bye Lake Superior State L 5–4 OT
1995 W1 bye Wisconsin W 4–3 Maine L 4–3 OT
Longest overtime tournament game at the time (100:28)[61]
1996 W2 bye Minnesota W 4–3 Boston University W 4–0 Colorado College W 3–2 OT
1997 W1 bye Minnesota W 7–4 Boston University L 3–2
1998 W3 Princeton University W 2–1 North Dakota W 4–3 New Hampshire W 4–0 Boston College W 3–2 OT Marty Turco's 9 career Frozen Four wins and 2 career shutouts are former records.[58]
1999 E5 Denver W 5–3 New Hampshire L 2–1 OT
2000 E5 Colgate University W 4–3 OT Maine L 5–2
2001 W3 Mercyhurst College W 4–3 St. Cloud State University W 4–3 Boston College L 4–2
2002 W4 St. Cloud State W 4–2 Denver W 5–3 Minnesota L 3–2
16-team tournament
2003 MW3 Maine W 2–1 Colorado College W 5–3 Minnesota L 3–2 OT
2004 NE2 New Hampshire W 4–1 Boston College L 3–2 OT
2005 MW2 Wisconsin W 4–1 Colorado College L 4–3
2006 W3 North Dakota L 4–3
2007 W2 North Dakota L 8–5
2008 E1 Niagara W 5–1 Clarkson W 2–0 Notre Dame L 5–4 OT
2009 E1 Air Force L 2–0
2010 MW3 Bemidji State W 5–1 Miami L 3–2 OT

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