The Michigan Wolverines men's ice hockey team is the college ice hockey team that represents the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Earning varsity status in 1922, the program has completed its 91st season. Until the 2012-13 season, the school's team competed in the Central Collegiate Hockey Association, although it competed in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association between 1959 and 1981. Beginning in the 2013-14 season, the Wolverines will compete in the new Big Ten conference. From 1991-2012, the team played in 22 consecutive NCAA Men's Division I Ice Hockey Tournaments; this is an NCAA record. The Wolverines have won an NCAA-record nine Division I NCAA Men's Ice Hockey Championships, 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.
Michigan has had many successes as a program including a record-setting number of championships, total championship tournament appearances, and consecutive tournament appearances. In 2010, Michigan hosted a Guinness verified world record crowd in excess of 113,000 in an event known as The Big Chill. 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 was the second player in the program's history to win the Stanley Cup. The program has dozens of National Hockey League alumni and over twenty current players. Their traditional rival is Michigan State and the teams have played an annual game at the Joe Louis Arena since 1990.
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