Monday, February 6, 2017

Jeff Sauer 1943-2017

The college hockey world lost a giant last week when former Colorado College and Wisconsin head coach Jeff Sauer passed away at age 73.

Sauer, a Minnesota native who played at CC and led Wisconsin to the 1983 and 1990 NCAA titles, went 655-532-57 from 1971 to 2002 behind the bench with the Tigers and Badgers, according to He was later a championship mentor with the USA Hockey National Men's Sled Hockey team, with six straight international championships in just under six years, according to

I had the honor of meeting Coach Sauer on several occasions when I worked at Michigan State in the mid-1990s. May he rest in peace.

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