If you're around Michigan hockey much, you know that they have by far the longest streak of NCAA Tournament bids at 22 consecutive seasons. The Daily put out another massive feature on the 1990 team, the last team to NOT make the NCAA Tournament (though they should have). Give this a read, it's worth your time.
When you take Michigan’s 22-year NCAA Tournament streak and press rewind — after you see a tiny goaltender transform back into a big one, after Brendan Morrison hands off a microphone in Cincinnati and after a tear floats back into an eye in a bar in Chicago — what you’ll see is Red Berenson hanging up a telephone.
Now press play.It was late Sunday night in March 1990. Bo had just retired, the Fab Five just months away from enrolling at Michigan, and Berenson had just finished a phone call that would decide whether his once-mighty hockey team would be relevant again after so many years.
Says later on that Red said he was going to leave Michigan if he didn't see any progess. Until then, there hadn't been any progress. Glad we kept him around.