Guy Gadowsky

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Guy Gadowsky
Born (1967-08-10) August 10, 1967 (age 47)
Edmonton, AB, CAN
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Right
Playing career 1991–1996

Guy Gadowsky (born August 10, 1967) is a Canadian ice hockey coach and former professional ice hockey player. Gadowsky is currently the head coach of the Penn State University men's ice hockey team. Gadowsky played collegiate hockey at Colorado College and played professional hockey for the San Diego Gulls, Richmond Renegades, St. John's Maple Leafs and Prince Edward Island Senators, and Fresno Falcons.[1] He also represented Canada on the 1993–94 Canada men's national ice hockey team, recording three goals and three assists in six games.[1] Gadowsky also spent one season with the San Jose Rhinos professional roller hockey team in 1994.[1]

Following his retirement as a player in 1996, Gadowsky spent three seasons as the head coach of the Fresno Falcons of the West Coast Hockey League, leading the team to three straight Taylor Cup playoff appearances. In 1999 he became the head coach of Alaska-Fairbanks and coached the team for five seasons. In 2004 Gadowsky was hired as the head coach at Princeton University.[2] During his tenure at Princeton he led the Tigers to the 2008 ECAC Hockey Championship and to back-to-back NCAA Tournament appearances in 2008 and 2009.[3] On April 25, 2011 he became the head coach of the Penn State Nittany Lions men's ice hockey team,[4] becoming the program's first varsity head coach in the NCAA era for Penn State. Gadowsky took over the program starting in the 2011-12 season, during the team's transition from ACHA DI level to NCAA Division I.[5] The team finished the regular season with a record of 27-4 and received a bid to the 2012 ACHA DI National Tournament as the number one seed and ranked first in the ACHA.[6] The team defeated West Virginia 4-1, followed by Oklahoma 6-3 in the first rounds of the tournament before Penn State lost 3-5 to Oakland (MI) in the semifinal round.[7] In first year as head coach of Penn State, the team finished the season with an overall record of 29-5.[7]

Coaching record[edit]

Team Year Regular Season Post Season
G W L T OTL Pts Finish Result
Fresno Falcons 1996–97 64 38 20 0 6 82 3rd in WCHL Lost in 1st round
Fresno Fighting Falcons 1997–98 64 33 29 0 2 68 3rd in WCHL Southern Div. Lost in 1st round
Fresno Falcons 1998–99 70 35 31 0 4 74 2nd in WCHL Southern Div. Lost in 2nd round
Alaska-Fairbanks 1999-00 34 6 25 3 - - 12 th in CCHA Did not Qualify
Alaska-Fairbanks 2000–01 36 8 19 8 - - 9th in CCHA Did not Qualify
Alaska-Fairbanks 2001–02 37 22 12 3 - - 4th in CCHA Did not Qualify
Alaska-Fairbanks 2002–03 36 15 14 7 - - 8th in CCHA Did not Qualify
Alaska-Fairbanks 2003–04 36 16 19 1 - - 4th in CCHA Did not Qualify
Princeton 2004–05 31 8 20 3 - - 10th in ECACHL Did not Qualify
Princeton 2005–06 31 10 18 3 - - 9th in ECACHL Did not Qualify
Princeton 2006–07 34 15 16 3 - - 7th in ECACHL Did not Qualify
Princeton 2007–08 35 21 14 0 - - 2nd in ECACHL NCAA First round
Princeton 2008–09 35 22 12 1 - - 3rd in ECACHL NCAA First round
Princeton 2009–10 31 12 16 3 - - 8th in ECACHL Did not Qualify
Princeton 2010–11 32 17 13 2 - - 5th in ECACHL Did not Qualify
Penn State 2011–12 34 29 5 0 - - 1st in ACHA ACHA Semifinal round

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Guy Gadowsky". Internet Hockey Database. Retrieved April 26, 2011. 
  2. ^ Wodon, Adam (May 8, 2004). "The Right Guy". College Hockey News. Retrieved April 26, 2011. 
  3. ^ Wodon, Adam (March 27, 2008). "Gadowsky Leads Princeton Back to NCAAs". College Hockey News. Retrieved April 26, 2011. 
  4. ^ Horgan, Candace (April 25, 2011). "Gadowsky pumped for ‘exciting situation’ at Penn State". U.S. College Hockey Online. Retrieved April 26, 2011. 
  5. ^ Staff (April 24, 2011). "Penn State names Gadowsky its first varsity men’s coach". U.S. College Hockey Online. Retrieved April 25, 2011. 
  6. ^ "2011-2012 ACHA Men's Division 1 Ranking #9". ACHA. February 15, 2012. Retrieved March 6, 2012. 
  7. ^ a b Pickel, Greg (March 6, 2012). "Penn State Hockey: Icers Upset in ACHA Semifinals, Ending Era at Club Level". State College News. Retrieved March 6, 2012. 

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Enrico Blasi
CCHA Coach of the Year
2001–02
Succeeded by
Bob Daniels
Preceded by
Joe Marsh
Tim Taylor Award
2007-08
Succeeded by
Keith Allain