Coming off of a Big Ten Hockey championship and nearly making the 2016 Frozen Four for the 25th time in program history and sixth time this century, there was speculation as to whether or not head coach Red Berenson would retire.
On Sunday, the 76-year-old head coach answered any of those questions at a team banquet.
Red Berenson will return for a 33rd season behind the bench at Michigan! #GoBlue pic.twitter.com/rFZWKFmYdH
— Michigan Hockey (@umichhockey) April 3, 2016
— John Buccigross (@Buccigross) April 3, 2016
Under Berenson's watch, Michigan has been to 11 Frozen Fours, won a pair of NCAA championships in 1996 and '98, and they are the current record-holder for most consecutive hockey tournament appearances at 22 straight seasons, which spanned from 1991-2012. Michigan has also won 13 Great Lakes Invitation tournaments under Berenson, including six of the last nine.
His career record stands at 835-407-89 in his 32 years behind the bench for the Wolverines. Those 835 victories are second among active head coaches in the sport and fourth-most all-time.
Berenson has been the head coach at his alma mater since 1984 and is the reigning Big Ten Coach of the Year.