Gaudet becomes Dartmouth's all-time winningest coach with victory over No. 16 Cornell

Gaudet becomes Dartmouth's all-time winningest coach with victory over No. 16 Cornell

HANOVER, N.H. – Cam Strong '20 helped Bob Gaudet '81 pass Eddie Jeremiah '30.
 
With the junior's first goal of the season coming on a breakaway midway through the third period, Koenig Family Head Coach of Dartmouth Men's Hockey Bob Gaudet '81 became the all-time winningest coach in program history with his 309th victory.
 
Gaudet, now in his 22nd season at his alma mater, passed legendary coach Eddie Jeremiah for the wins record in the 112-year history of the program.
 
Strong's goal gave the Big Green(4-3-0, 4-2-0) a 3-2 lead they wouldn't relinquish as they held off a late surge from No. 16 Cornell (5-5-0, 3-2-0) Friday night at Thompson Arena.
 
"I haven't really thought about it (the record) because we've had a lot on our plate this season already," Gaudet said. "This is a record that is attached to my name, but it's not about me. It's about those guys in the locker room who were out there blocking pucks and making sacrifices for this team, especially late in the game to earn that win.
 
"It's about all the staff members, my assistant coaches and especially about all the players who have been here and played for me. They won those games," the veteran bench boss added.
 
Strong gets the spotlight because his marker proved to be the winner, but the first star of the night for the home team was junior Adrian Clark, who made 38 saves, including 20 in the third period.
 
Early in the game, Clark made a remarkable stop with his goal stick in front of an empty net that looked to be a sure Big Red marker. But the junior swatted it away to get it scoreless at that point.
 
The Green and White picked up their first win of the season when the opposition scores first (1-2-0) after Cornell got on the board 2:34 into the second on a Beau Starrett score. That was answered less than two minutes later by sophomore Quin Foreman's team-leading fifth of the season.
 
Alex Jasiek's first of the year skipped in from the point at 11:31 of the middle frame to give the home team the 2-1 edged through 40 minutes.
 
The team in red responded with a first goal from Jeff Malott at 6:10 of the third to tie it up at two.
 
Strong's first of 2018-19 followed and came at the perfect time as he picked up a puck in the neutral zone, beat the defender over the blue and casually deposited the puck between the legs of Cornell netminder Austin McGrath making his first career start with a backhand.
 
"The game puck goes to the player who puts together the best game each night and tonight we knew who was getting it," senior forward Carl Hesler said. "Kevan (Kilistoff) got up and presented it to Coach G for everything he's done for us and the guys who came before us."
 
The penalty kill was successful on all three of the Big Red's opportunities, and has now killed off 12 straight dating back to Nov. 3.
 
The Big Green remain home Saturday night to play host to Colgate in another ECAC Hockey game. Puck drop against the Raiders is set for 7:30 p.m.