Record: 21-14-0 (14-8-0 ECAC Hockey)
ECAC Hockey Champions
NCAA Tournament Participants
Through the first three years of Guy
Gadowsky's head coaching tenure at Princeton, there
were sure signs that the program was on the rise.
Just how high it would rise, and how quickly, were
the unknowns. The Tigers took huge steps forward this
season and recently wrapped up the best year in program
The indicators were evident in the most
essential numbers over the last three years, since
Guy Gadowsky became head coach. Princeton increased
its win total every year by increasing its offensive
production every year and reducing its goals allowed
every season. This season featured another huge step
forward. The Tigers won a program-best 21 games, an
ECAC Hockey playoff championship, and went to the
NCAA Tournament for the second time in program history.
There, they faced North Dakota and outshot the Sioux
39-18 in a 5-1 loss, in which North Dakota scored
two power-play goals and two empty-net goals.
After starting the year with five wins
and eight losses in its first 13 games, the Tigers
went 16-6-0 over the last 22 contests. Junior forward
Lee Jubinville ranked among the nation's top scorers
and is a Hobey Baker Memorial Award finalist as well
as ECAC Hockey and Ivy League Player of the Year.
Senior forward Landis Stankievech is a Rhodes Scholar
and said that's an achievement that wouldn't have
been possible without being in an atmosphere and on
a team that supports it.
Prior to his arrival in the Ivy League
and ECAC Hockey, Gadowsky was the head coach of the
CCHA's Alaska Nanooks for five years, where he led
a similar turnaround for a somewhat dormant program.
That progression was cut short when he opted to come
on board at Princeton, where he has cultivated a winning
team on the ice, balanced with success off the ice
and in the community, where Princeton fans are hoping
the success will continue, and grow, in the coming
Runner-up: Red Berenson, Michigan