October 5, 2006

Legendary Michigan Coach Vic Heyliger Dies

USCHO.com :: U.S. College Hockey Online :: Legendary Michigan Coach Vic Heyliger Dies:
"Legendary University of Michigan and U.S. National Team coach Vic Heyliger passed away this morning at his home in Colorado Springs, Colo. Heyliger was 87 and is survived by his four grown children.

'Vic did so many great things for so many people,' said John Matchefts, who played for Heyliger on three national championship teams at Michigan. 'He was a great human being, an outstanding coach and was instrumental in developing the WCHA and college hockey in general.'

'Vic was an American hero and legend who gave much of himself to his players and friends,' said Lou Vairo, former U.S. Olympic men's ice hockey coach and current director of special projects at USA Hockey. 'He was a true gentleman who always did good for everyone.'"

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