North Battleford, Saskatchewan
Years Played: 1960, 1961
Joe Lunghamer arrived on the campus of the University of Michigan in 1958 after having played four years for the Regina Pats in Regina, Saskatchewan. He played left wing for Coach Al Renfrew for two seasons because of an age restriction. He scored fifteen goals and fifteen assists for a career total of thirty points.
He scored two goals in a 2-2 tie at North Dakota and his parents were in the stands as they came down from Saskatchewan to see him play for the only time in his Michigan career. In the 1960-1961 season, Michigan had a 16-10 record and won the Big Ten Championship. He graduated from the College of Architecture in 1963. He coached in the kid’s amateur hockey program for years and played in old timers’ hockey three mornings a week. To quote Al Renfrew: “Joe was always a very steady winger who played his position well. He played on the same line with Red Berenson and Dale MacDonald, the latter two both played pro hockey.”
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