Michigan gives Red Berenson win No. 800

The Detroit News

Ann Arbor -- Michigan gave Red Berenson career win No. 800 on Saturday night, skating past Minnesota 7-5 at Yost Ice Arena.

"It's pretty special, pretty amazing when you consider how few games you play in college," Michigan senior Zach Hyman said after the game. "It's maximum 40 games in a season, and here he is at 800 wins, so it's pretty incredible."

Berenson, 75, became the fourth coach in Division I with 800 wins, joining Jerry York (974), Ron Mason (924) and Jack Parker (897). Berenson's record is 800-391-84.

Berenson was pleased that his players were excited for him for reaching the milestone victory.

"Well, the players, they're excited," Berenson said. "As hard as I am on them, they are still putting up with me, and they're trying hard to listen. They're good kids, so I'm lucky. I want to thank them and all the coaches and players we've had in the past."

Dylan Larkin scored twice, and Michael Downing had a goal and two assists for Michigan, which led 4-1 after the first period and never looked back.

Minnesota is 10-7-1 and 1-2-1-0.

The Wolverines swept the Gophers in a weekend series for the first time since Nov. 8-9, 1991, also at Yost.