Hall of Fame: Vic Heyliger (1965)

Vic Heyliger
Vic Heyliger

Vic Heyliger

Concord, Massachusetts
Years Played: 1935, 1936, 1937
Captain: 1937

Coached: 1945-1957
National Championships: 1948, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1955, and 1956

Vic Heyliger played four years of hockey at Concord High School in Massachusetts and one year at Tilton Academy before enrolling at Michigan. At Michigan, he played center from 1935 to 1937 under Coach Ed Lowrey. His most memorable experience was scoring a goal against Minnesota goalie Bud Wilkinson. A second to that was playing the 1935 season with only seven players on the team. He was named captain for the 1937-1938 season.

After graduating from the School of Education, he plated two years with the Chicago Blackhawks. During his college days, he also played baseball and was a three year letter winner in both sports. Vic Heyliger returned to Michigan in 1945 and coached the hockey team until 1957, winning six NCAA Championships as Michigan’s coach.  Coach Heyliger passed away on 4 October 2006.

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