Three former recipients are among eight up for the 2015-16 Spencer Penrose Award as top coach

North Dakota’s Brad Berry won the NCHC coach of the year award in his first season leading the Fighting Hawks (photo: Bradley K. Olson).
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 SerratoreVoting takes place before the Frozen Four, and the winner will be announced on Wednesday, April 6.

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