Michigan has found the perfect way to honor recently retired hockey coach Red Berenson. The Wolverines will rename the ice rink at Yost Arena after Berenson, who coached the men’s hockey team for 33 seasons before retiring in April, on Friday before taking on Notre Dame at 6:30 p.m. ET.
“Red Berenson is a legend in the sport of ice hockey, a tremendous educator of young men and someone who has made a significant impact at the University of Michigan,” Michigan athletic director Warde Manuel said in a statement. “He has dedicated much of his adult life to develop hundreds of young men here at Michigan. This is an honor befitting his exceptional commitment to intercollegiate athletics and his championship success in the sport of hockey as both a player and a coach.”
Here’s a look at what the ice will look like this season:
In his 33 seasons, Berenson won two NCAA titles, made it to 11 Frozen Fours, 23 NCAA Tournaments and had 848 wins to his name.