Hall of Fame: Brian Skinner (1992)

Brian Skinner
Brian Skinner

Brian Skinner

Wallaceburg, Ontario
Years Played: 1970, 1971, 1972
Captain: 1972

 

Brian Skinner, originally from Wallaceburg, Ontario, played for the Sarnia Junior B Legionaires before enrolling at Michigan.  He played defense at Michigan for Coach Al Renfrew from 1969-1972.  During the 1971-1972 season, he was elected captain, and to this day, this is his most memorable experience at Michigan.  He was highly honored to be chosen as captain by his teammates.

According to Al Renfrew, he was “a defensive defenseman who was a stellar player during his tenure at Michigan.  An outstanding captain who displayed great leadership during his time at Michigan.”He shared the Hal Downes Award for the Most Valuable Player with fellow Hall of Fame member Paul Gamsby in 1971.  Brian Skinner also won the Fielding Yost Scholastic Award at Michigan.

After graduating from Michigan’s School of Education in 1972, he became Vice-President of Weatherwall of Canada in Wallaceburg, Ontario.  He and his wife, Sue, have two daughters.  Brian Skinner plays Old Timers Hockey.  He and his wife frequently return for Michigan’s Old Timers Weekend and reunions.

 

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