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Guy Gadowsky named new hockey head coach


Princeton NJ -- Guy Gadowsky, who helped lift the hockey program at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks to new levels, has been named the head coach of the Princeton men's hockey team.


Guy Gadowsky

"We are delighted to appoint Guy as our new men's hockey coach," said Director of Athletics Gary Walters. "Guy is one of the top young coaches in college hockey today and is committed to building a strong program here at Princeton. We look forward to a bright future for Princeton hockey."

Under Gadowsky's leadership for five seasons, the Nanooks set school records for team grade point average, wins and game attendance. They achieved their first 20-win season in 2001-02, finishing with a 22-12-3 record and a national ranking of 11th. The team had 15 wins the following season and 16 last season.

Gadowsky earned coach of the year honors in the Central Collegiate Hockey Association in 2002 and was a finalist for the NCAA Division I Coach of the Year that season.

"I am honored to have the opportunity to build a successful Division I hockey program at a top academic institution like Princeton," Gadowsky said. "I will work unceasingly to elevate the program in the classroom, on the ice and in the community. To be able to pursue this goal at a place as storied as Princeton is very exciting."

Before joining Fairbanks, Gadowsky served as the head coach and director of hockey operations for the Fresno Falcons of the West Coast Hockey League and played professionally. He earned a bachelor's degree in economics from Colorado College.