Hall of Fame: John Sherf (1965)

John Sherf
John Sherf

John Sherf

Calumet, Michigan
Years Played: 1933, 1934, 1935
Co-Captain: 1935


John Sherf played hockey at Calumet High School and for the Calumet Black Hawks before enrolling at Michigan, where he played center for three seasons.  No records are available for the 1933-1934 season.  He was the leading scorer in the 1934-1935 season with twenty-three goals and fourteen assists in sixteen games.  In 1935-1936, he was the leading scorer in the Western Conference with thirty-three goals and ten assists in seventeen games.  That year, Michigan’s opponents scored a combined total of only thirty goals.

He had the crowd cheering all the time with his rink-long dashes and he highly cherished winning the Western Conference title in 1935-1936.  He was co-captain with John Jewell in 1935-1936.  He was chosen as a member and captain of the 1934 Associated Press Midwest Collegiate All-Star Team and was selected again in 1935.  John Sherf graduated from the School of Literature, Science, and the Arts and turned professional with the Detroit Red Wings, where he was a member of the 1936-1937 Stanley Cup Championship team.  He was inducted into the University of Michigan Hall of Honor in 1981.


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