Eight coaches are finalists for the Spencer Penrose Award as Division I men’s hockey’s top coach.
Three of them — Michigan’s Red Berenson, Providence’s Nate Leaman and Boston College’s Jerry York — are former winners of the award.
To qualify as a finalist, a coach must be either named his conference’s coach of the year or advance to the Frozen Four.
The other finalists:
• North Dakota’s Brad Berry
• Denver’s Jim Montgomery
• Michigan Tech’s Mel Pearson
• Quinnipiac’s Rand Pecknold
• Air Force’s Frank Serratore
Voting takes place before the Frozen Four, and the winner will be announced on Wednesday, April 6.