Celebrate the Legacy Team of the Week
January 16, 2013 04:00 PM
1994 CCHA Champion Michigan Wolverines
Led by senior forwards David Oliver, Mike Stone and current Michigan assistant coach Brian Wiseman, along with junior forward Mike Knuble, senior goaltender Steve Shields, sophomore defenseman Steven Halko, freshman defenseman Blake Sloan and freshmen forwards Jason Botterill and Brendan Morrison, Michigan finished the 1993-94 regular season in first place (24-5-1) in the 11-team CCHA standings, nine points ahead of second-place Lake Superior.
The Red Berenson-coached Wolverines, who featured nine freshmen and 21 underclassmen, swept eleventh-seeded Kent State, 5-4, on an overtime goal from Oliver, and 10-3, in a best-of-three first round playoff series to earn their fifth straight trip to Detroit’s Joe Louis Arena to face Western Michigan in the CCHA Championship semifinals. Michigan defeated the Broncos, 6-4, on single goals from six different players. In the final, Shields made 15 saves and Wiseman, Stone and sophomore forward Ryan Sittler scored in a 3-0 shutout win over the Lakers that gave the Wolverines their first CCHA playoff title.
Just a week later in the NCAA West Regional in East Lansing, Michigan lost to Lake Superior, 5-4 in OT, to end the season with a 33-7-1 overall record.
In addition to winning both the CCHA regular season and playoff titles, several Wolverines received league recognition. Berenson was named the 1994 CCHA Coach of the Year, Oliver was CCHA Player of the Year, Morrison was named CCHA Rookie of the Year and Stone was named the CCHA’s Best Defensive Forward. Oliver, Wiseman and Shields were named First-Team All-CCHA, while Knuble was named to the Second Team. Morrison, Botterill, Sloan and defenseman Harold Schock were named to the league’s All-Rookie Team. Finally, Oliver, Wiseman and Shields were also named All-Americans.
As part of the ‘Celebrate the Legacy’ final season, the CCHA is looking for all the players who have their name engraved on the Mason Cup, the CCHA’s playoff championship trophy.
We need your help!
1994 Mason Cup Champion Michigan Wolverines
Head Coach: Red Berenson
Assistant Coach: Mel Pearson
Assistant Coach: Billy Powers