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Report: Mel Pearson to be named Michigan hockey coach

Red Berenson's reported successor doesn't fall far from the coaching tree.

Former Michigan hockey coach Red Berenson's successor, reportedly, will be named shortly.

And that successor doesn't fall too far from the expansive Berenson coaching tree.

According to ESPN John Buccigross, Michigan Tech head coach Mel Pearson will be named head coach of the Wolverines hockey program.

Pearson, who has coached the Huskies for seven seasons, spent 23 years behind the bench with Berenson in Ann Arbor before heading up north in 2011. During his time in Ann Arbor, he helped coach the program to two NCAA Championships, 11 Frozen Four and 21 consecutive NCAA tournament appearances.

During his tenure at Michigan Tech, he led the Huskies to an 118-92-29 over record and won the WCHA during the 2016-17 season. Pearson also helped guide the Huskies to its first NCAA tournament birth since 1981 in 2014-15 and winning the Great Lakes Invitation for the first time in 32 years during the 2013-14 season.

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