Fred Berry (ice hockey)

Frederick Allan Berry (born March 26, 1956 in Stony Plain, Alberta) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey forward, who played three games in the National Hockey League (NHL).

Fred Berry
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Born (1956-03-26) March 26, 1956 (age 65)
Stony Plain, Alberta, Canada
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 170 lb (77 kg; 12 st 2 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Left
Played for Detroit Red Wings
NHL Draft 40th overall, 1976
Detroit Red Wings
WHA Draft 69th overall, 1976
Winnipeg Jets
Playing career 1976–1987

Playing careerEdit

During his final year in the British Columbia Junior Hockey League he scored 60 goals and 136 points in 60 games to lead the league. The following year he moved up to the New Westminster Bruins of the Western Canada Junior Hockey League, and had 75 points in 69 games. The Bruins won the league title and advanced to the 1975 Memorial Cup where they lost to the Toronto Marlboros, the Ontario champions. Berry returned for a second season in New Westminster and scored 59 goals and 146 points. Once again the Bruins took the WCJHL title advancing to the 1976 Memorial Cup, this time losing to the Hamilton Fincups.

He was drafted in the third round, 40th overall by the Detroit Red Wings in the 1976 NHL Entry Draft. He played one season in the minors before getting called up by Detroit in the 1976-77 season, playing three games. He went on to play nine seasons in the minors after that.

After hockeyEdit

Berry and his brother Bill founded Hockey Haven, a hockey retailer in Milwaukee. They remain at the forefront of day-to-day operations of the camps along with several other former NHL players.[when?] For many years Berry was also associated with collegiate hockey in Wisconsin, coaching the Marquette University Warriors from 1987 to 1991. He was named head coach and general manager of the Milwaukee Power, a Tier III junior team in the North American 3 Hockey League, for the 2018–19 season.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Milwaukee Power name Berry as first Head Coach/GM". North American 3 Hockey League. May 11, 2018.

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