Ann Arbor, Michigan
Years Played: 1942, 1943
Rudy Reichert was born and raised in Ann Arbor, Michigan and played no organized hockey before enrolling at the University of Michigan. To learn the game, Coach Eddie Lowrey asked him to practice with both the freshmen and varsity teams for four hours every day. Playing during World War II, his teams were not only short on victories but players too. He played both defense and right wing. His most memorable experience at Michigan was beating Minnesota on the road when they probably shouldn’t have and also scoring a winning goal against the Golden Gophers.
When asked, he did not recall his scoring feats, but thought that he scored about six goals a season. He graduated from the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts in 1943, having majored in Zoology. In 1946, he graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School. During the major expansion program at the Catharine McAuley Health Center and the move to its present location, a new medical building was built and named in his honor for his long and dedicated service to the Ann Arbor medical profession. Rudy Reichert also played many years of old-timers hockey in the Ann Arbor recreational leagues. Dr. Reichert passed away on 28 September 2014.
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