Guy Gadowsky
Position Right Wing
Shot Right
6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
180 lb (82 kg)
Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born August 10 1967 (1967-08-10) (age 52),
Edmonton, AB, CAN
Pro Career 1991 – 1996

Guy Gadowsky (born August 10, 1967) is an 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, Gadowski 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 programs first varsity head coach during the team's transition from ACHA DI varsity-club level to NCAA Division I.[5]

Coaching record Edit

Team Year Regular Season Post Season
G W L T OTL Pts Finish Result
Fresno Falcons1996–97 64382006823rd in WCHLLost in 1st round
Fresno Fighting Falcons1997–98 64332902683rd in WCHL Southern Div.Lost in 1st round
Fresno Falcons1998–99 70353104742nd in WCHL Southern Div.Lost in 2nd round
Alaska-Fairbanks1999-00 346253--12 th in CCHADid not Qualify
Alaska-Fairbanks2000–01 368198--9th in CCHA Did not Qualify
Alaska-Fairbanks2001–02 3722123--4th in CCHA Did not Qualify
Alaska-Fairbanks2002–03 3615147--8th in CCHA Did not Qualify
Alaska-Fairbanks2003–04 3616191--4th in CCHA Did not Qualify
Princeton2004–05 318203--10th in ECACHLDid not Qualify
Princeton2005–06 3110183--9th in ECACHLDid not Qualify
Princeton2006–07 3415163--7th in ECACHLDid not Qualify
Princeton2007–08 3521140--2nd in ECACHLNCAA First round
Princeton2008–09 3522121--3rd in ECACHL NCAA First round
Princeton2009–10 3112163--8th in ECACHLDid not Qualify
Princeton2010–11 3217132--5th in ECACHLDid not Qualify
Penn State2011–12 0 0 0 0--TBD in ESCHLTBD

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Guy Gadowsky. Internet Hockey Database. Retrieved on April 26, 2011.
  2. Wodon, Adam. "The Right Guy", College Hockey News, May 8, 2004. Retrieved on April 26, 2011. 
  3. Wodon, Adam. "Gadowsky Leads Princeton Back to NCAAs", College Hockey News, March 27, 2008. Retrieved on April 26, 2011. 
  4. Horgan, Candace (April 25, 2011). Gadowsky pumped for ‘exciting situation’ at Penn State. U.S. College Hockey Online. Retrieved on April 26, 2011.
  5. Staff (April 24, 2011). Penn State names Gadowsky its first varsity men’s coach. U.S. College Hockey Online. Retrieved on April 25, 2011.

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