CLEVELAND -- Red Berenson has coached at Michigan for 28 years, but he is also the dean of outdoor college hockey. His Wolverines have played outside four times, so when he says each outdoor experience is different, there is plenty of reason to believe him.
Berenson's team played in a baseball stadium for the first time Sunday, but the Wolverines looked quite comfortable despite the sub-freezing temperatures as they dominated rival Ohio State en route to a 4-1 victory in the Frozen Diamond Faceoff at Progressive Field.
"It was an important victory, but on the big picture it was a great spectacle," Berenson said. "I think it came off really well. We have no complaints about the facilities. The people were terrific. The ice was fine -- it was good as any of our outdoor games. ... It was another one of those good, special events."