MichiganWolverines 1995–96 Michigan Wolverines
National Champion
CCHA Regular season Co-Champion
CCHA Tournament Champion
1996 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament, Champion
Conference CCHA
1995–96 Record 34–7–2 (22–6–2 CCHA 1st-t)
Head Coach Red Berenson
Captain Steven Halko
Alternate captains Brendan Morrison
Arena Yost Ice Arena
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The 1995–96 Michigan Wolverines men's ice hockey team represented the University of Michigan in intercollegiate college ice hockey during the 1995–96 NCAA Division I men's ice hockey season. The head coach was Red Berenson and the team captain was Steven Halko. The team played its home games in the Yost Ice Arena on the University campus in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The team finished tied for first in the Central Collegiate Hockey Association regular season, won the CCHA Tournament and the 1996 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament.

The team was led by Brendan Morrison who earned the second of three consecutive Division I All-Americans selections from the American Hockey Coaches Association.[1] Morrison earned the Central Collegiate Hockey Association Player of the Year and The Hockey News U.S. College Player of the Year awards for the first of two consecutive years.[2][3] He was joined on the CCHA All-Conference first team by Kevin Hilton.[4]

Marty Turco established the school single-season win (34) record.[5] John Madden established the current NCAA Division I national record for single-season shorthanded goals (10).[6] The team led the nation in both goals allowed per game and scoring margin per game.[7] Hilton led the CCHA in assists (44) and points (50), while Jason Botterill led the conference in goals (26). Madden led in conference shorthanded goals (5). The team had the conference's best power play. The team had the top two, four of the top five and five of the top conferences scorers.[4]

The team concluded the Central Collegiate Hockey Association regular season tied with Lake Superior State for the conference championship with a 22–6–2 record. Lake Superior State was awarded the number one seed in the eight-team conference tournament. In the first round, Michigan defeated Miami in a two-game sweep by scores of 5–1 and 3–0. In the second round, Michigan defeated number three seed Michigan State 6–2. In the championship game, they defeated Lake Superior State 4–3.[4]

In the 12-team 1996 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament as the number two seed in the west, the team posted the following victories after a first round bye on route to the championship: Minnesota 4–3, Boston University 4–0 and Colorado College 3–2 in overtime.[8]

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