Hall of Fame: Al Renfrew (1965)

Al Renfrew
Al Renfrew

Al Renfrew

Toronto, Ontario
Years Played: 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949
Captain: 1949
National Championship: 1948

Years Coached: 1958-1973
National Championship: 1964

Originally from Toronto, Ontario, Al Renfrew played four seasons under Coach Vic Heyliger, 1945-1946 and 1948-1949. He scored ninety-one goals and collected eighty-one assists for an amazing career total of 172 points. He was a member of Michigan’s first NCAA Championship team in 1948.

His most exciting experience at Michigan was scoring four goals in a game against Minnesota in a 6-2 Michigan victory. He also scored a goal against Colorado College with eleven seconds left in overtime to keep a twenty-three game winning streak alive. He was captain of the 1948-1949 team and graduated from the School of Education. He later coached the Michigan hockey team from 1957-1958 through 1972-1973, leading the team to the NCAA Championship in 1964.  Coach Renfrew passed away 10 November 2014.

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