After being honored with a formal rink dedication of the “Red Berenson Rink” at Yost Ice Arena earlier this month, the legendary former Michigan hockey coach — who retired at the end of last season — was named the 2018 Hobey Baker Legends of College Hockey Award recipient Tuesday.
The annual award is presented by the Hobey Baker Memorial Award Committee to honor “one of the all-time great contributors to the game of college hockey.”
COLUMBUS — The Michigan hockey team came into Friday’s matchup against No. 6 Ohio State with all the momentum in world. Consecutive sweeps against then-No. 9 Minnesota and then-No. 12 Penn State resulted in a surging Wolverines team trying to knock off a Buckeye squad that had won seven of their last eight games.
With two of the hottest teams in the Big Ten facing off, one would have to bow out to the other. And it was No. 17 Michigan’s (7-8-2-1 Big Ten, 12-11-2 overall) four-game winning streak that came to a screeching halt, losing to Ohio State (9-5-1-0, 16-5-4), 4-0.
For the second straight game, the No. 20 Michigan hockey team denied No. 12 Penn State’s offense — ranked the best in the nation with four goals per game coming into the weekend — quality chances throughout most of the evening.
For the second time in as many nights, Jack LaFontaine skated out to fellow sophomore goaltender Hayden Lavigne to give him a bear hug as the final horn sounded.