"The amazing thing about Coach Berenson is he cares more about you as a person than as a hockey player," Merrill said. "He wants to see you be the best you can be as a hockey player, and realize your goals, whether that's to be a pro or not. "
“He had the advantage of playing nine games in the last three weeks, whereas we only played two games,” Berenson said. “I wasn’t surprised because he played a high level of hockey, and then he got right back here and stepped back into his regular game.”
"I think he's really played better each game we've had him … through our exhibition schedule series and now three games into the tournament. Quietly, he's a leader by his presence, so we're really pleased with what he's done so far."