Warning: You are not logged in. Your IP address will be publicly visible if you make any edits. If you log in or create an account, your edits will be attributed to your username, along with other benefits. Anti-spam check. Do not fill this in!==History== [[File:Princeton 1906 1907.jpg|thumb|right|300px|Princeton University ice hockey team in 1906–07 season. Players from top row to bottom row, left to right: Charles Coxe, Josh Brush, Chester Levis, Philip Chew, Jay Zahniser, John Chislett, Ralph Osborne and Harral Tenney.]] Princeton University had an ice hockey team organized already during the 1894–95 season, when the school still went by the name of College of New Jersey. On March 3, 1895 the university ice hockey team faced a [[Baltimore]] aggregation at the [[North Avenue Ice Palace]] in Baltimore, [[Maryland]] and won by a score of 5–0. The players on the 1895 team were Chester Derr, John Brooks, Howard Colby, James Blair, Frederick Allen, Ralph Hoagland and [[Art Wheeler]].<ref>''The Baltimore Sun'', March 4, 1895, pg. 7</ref> For the 1899–1900 season the Princeton University ice hockey team became a member of the Intercollegiate Hockey League (ICHL) where they played organized league games against other Ivy League school teams such as [[Brown Bears men's ice hockey|Brown]], [[Columbia University|Columbia]], [[Cornell Big Red men's ice hockey|Cornell]], [[Dartmouth Big Green men's ice hockey|Dartmouth]], [[Harvard Crimson men's ice hockey|Harvard]], [[Penn Quakers men's ice hockey|University of Pennsylvania]] and [[Yale Bulldogs men's ice hockey|Yale]]. Princeton's most famous ice hockey player [[Hobey Baker]] (1892–1918) played for the school team between 1911 and 1914, before he graduated and went on to play for the [[New York City]] based [[St. Nicholas Hockey Club]]. As many college programs did, Princeton's ice hockey squad suspended operations for the 1917–18 season due to the [[United States]] entering [[World War I]] but the icers returned after the armistice was signed. A few years later the Tigers hired their first head coach, [[Russell O. Ellis]], but they would go through several more before they could find someone to lead the program for more than a few years. Despite the tumult behind the bench Princeton was still producing some of the best teams in college hockey, setting a program record of 15 wins that would stand for 76 years. In the midst of the great depression [[Richard Vaughan (ice hockey)|Richard Vaughan]] came to Princeton and would helm the team for the next quarter-century. Vaughan would keep the Tigers competitive through much of his tenure and his 159 wins remains a program high 60 years after his retirement. Princeton found it difficult to replace Vaughan, going through 5 coaches in 18 years while producing only two winning records in that time. The team's nadir came under [[Bill Quackenbush]] who, despite ending up in the [[Hockey Hall of Fame|Hall of Fame]] as a player, was the program's worst coach as far as records go. Quackenbush's tenure began well with Princeton making the [[ECAC Hockey Men's Ice Hockey Tournament|ECAC Tournament]] for the first time, but the following season the team slid to 16th in the conference and would not win more than 5 games a year for the next 5 seasons. Quackenbush remained with the program even after a 1–22 season but resigned in 1973 with the Tigers an afterthought in [[ECAC Hockey]]. Princeton would not play another postseason game until 1985, the year after 7 teams left to form [[Hockey East]], and they would not win a playoff game until [[1992 ECAC Hockey Men's Ice Hockey Tournament|1992]] under first-year head coach [[Don Cahoon]]. During Cahoon's time at Princeton the program recovered from decades as a bottom-feeder and in 1995 produced their first winning season in 27 years. Three seasons later the Tigers won their first conference tournament and made the [[NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament|NCAA Tournament]] for the first time. After Cahoon left to head [[UMass Minutemen ice hockey|Massachusetts]] in 2000, he was replaced by long-time assistant [[Len Quesnelle]] but after four years the team was back at the bottom of the conference and he was swiftly replaced by [[Guy Gadowsky]]. It took Gadowsky a few years to get the Tigers back on their feet but he led the team to its second conference championship in [[2008 ECAC Hockey Men's Ice Hockey Tournament|2008]], setting a program high with 21 wins that he bested by 1 the following year. Two years later Gadowsky left and was replaced by [[Bob Prier]] but just as had happened with Cahoon, the successor did not last long and after a dismal third season [[Ron Fogarty]] was hired as the 17th head coach in program history. As of 2019 Fogarty's best season came in [[2018 ECAC Hockey Men's Ice Hockey Tournament|2018]] when he led an underdog Tigers squad to their 3rd conference title. Summary: Please note that all contributions to the Ice Hockey Wiki are considered to be released under the CC-BY-SA Cancel Editing help (opens in new window) Retrieved from "https://icehockey.fandom.com/wiki/Princeton_Tigers_men%27s_ice_hockey"