You are viewing this article in the archives. For the latest breaking news and updates in Ann Arbor and the surrounding area, see
Posted on Fri, Mar 25, 2011 : 10:33 a.m.

Red Berenson returns to his first hockey home for Michigan's NCAA tournament

By Staff

Michigan hockey coach Red Berenson is back in St. Louis for today's 5:30 p.m. NCAA tournament game against Nebraska-Omaha.

Just three weeks ago, Berenson and four other St. Louis Blues who wore the No. 7 jersey "with distinction" were honored outside the Scottrade Center, where the Wolverines will play their NCAA West Regional.

"It's out of our hands where you end up playing," Berenson told reporters Thursday. "I was hoping down deep that our team could come back here and have some success. So here we are, we've got to prove it."

Friday's game will be shown live on Comcast Local (channel 900) in Southeast Michigan and will provide a free live web stream. It will be shown on tape-day at 11:30 p.m. on ESPNU.

The Michigan athletic department website,, also has links to live audio and live statistics.

Here are some other links of note in anticipation of today's game:

• Michigan hockey team's early series with Nebraska-Omaha not much of a playoff barometer

• Get to know Michigan hockey's NCAA tournament opponent, Nebraska-Omaha

• The time is now if Michigan seniors want to return to Frozen Four

• Associated Press: Berenson gets homecoming with Michigan

• Michigan's Red Berenson returns to city where his hockey career flourished

• St. Louis Post Dispatch: Michigan's Merrill having success as freshman

• Detroit Free Press: Senior Wolverines want to make the most of their fourth straight trip

• The Wolverine: Seniors ready to make one last NCAA run



Fri, Mar 25, 2011 : 10:48 p.m.

I'm watching the game on The arena is about 20% full; it looks like a high school game. I wish the NCAA would give up this stupid regional format. Just let the top eight seeds play at home for the first round, the remaining top four for the second round, and then on to a common site for the Frozen Four.