Ron Mason hand-picked Rick Comley to replace him at the helm of Michigan State hockey. And even when the Spartan icers struggled, which was something they were unaccustomed to under him, Mason remained supportive of his successor.

Mason died early Monday from a heart attack. He was 76.

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Comley joined "Staudt On Sports" to talk about his mentor's legacy. You can hear it all in the video above.