Blugold Hall of Fame
Mike Schwengler is the third leading career scorer in the 33-year history of UW-Eau Claire men's ice hockey. He scored 163 points in 105 games to rank behind Hall of Famers Alex Hicks and Mark Hicks. His senior season of 1993-94, he earned first team All-American honors when he averaged almost two points a game, totaling 52 points in 27 games including 27 goals. Thirty of his 65 career goals came on the power play.
A native of Medicine Hat, Alberta, Schwengler was a two-time team MVP for coach Ian Perrin's Blugolds. He also received the top freshman award in 1990-91.
Following his Blugold playing career, he served as Perrin's assistant. He has been the Eau Claire Memorial head hockey coach since 1997, compiling an official record of 204-93-8. During his 13-year prep coaching career, he won a state championship in 2007-08 with an undefeated 26-0 record. His Old Abe teams have claimed five Big Rivers Conference championships and five sectional championships which advanced them to the state tournament. He received sectional coach of the year honors five times and state coach of the year honors once.
Since 2008, he has served on the Eau Claire Youth Hockey Board.
Schwengler's degree is comprehensive physical education with an adaptive PE emphasis. He teaches physical education and adaptive PE for the school district.
Schwengler and his wife Barb, a nurse at Luther Hospital, are the parents of three children: Bret, 13; Dawson, 11; and Madison, 7.