Men's Ice Hockey

About the Program
There are few institutions that can match the history and prestige of Bowdoin Men's Ice Hockey. It is perhaps the most tradition-rich sport at the college, having been part of the College since 1919. Not only does the program boast of rich tradition, but of rich success.

Prior to the creation of NESCAC and NCAA Tournament play, the team made 13 appearances in the ECAC Championship game and won six titles. Over the past few seasons, Bowdoin has continued their winning tradition, averaging over 16 wins per season and reaching the NESCAC Championship game every year from 2005-2007. Bowdoin has made two NCAA Tournament appearances, most recently in 2002.

Bowdoin has had numerous All-Americans, including Jean Roy '84, Jon Leonard '87 and Charlie Gaffney '95 - all three-time All-Americans. The Polar Bears are coached by Terry Meagher- a legend in the world of college hockey. Meagher has accumulated 393 career wins, holding the Bowdoin record for victories. In fact, the Polar Bears are the only team that can boast two 300-win coaches in Meagher and former head coach Sid Watson (326 wins). Bowdoin plays in the NESCAC, the premiere conference in Division III hockey. Coach Meagher can be reached at .

2007-08 Recap
Bowdoin had another successful campaign last winter, posting an overall mark of 17-7-0 and finishing third overall in the conference standings. The Polar Bears were ranked among the Division III national polls all season and finished second in the nation by averaging 4.88 goals per game. The Polar Bears are one of just 11 teams in Division III men's ice hockey to have won at least 16 games in each of the past five years- a tribute to their consistency. For his efforts, Mike Westerman '08, was recognized as an All-New England and Second-Team All-American selection.

In the spring of 2007, Bowdoin broke ground on a state-of-the-art ice arena to be opened in January 2008. Complete details about the Sid Watson Ice Arena can be found here.

The Polar Bears play in historic Dayton Arena, located centrally on campus and only steps from Smith Union. Built in 1956 and renovated in 1992, Dayton provides a great atmosphere for both watching and playing college hockey. The rink has hosted numerous ECAC Title games and several NESCAC Postseason contests. The cozy dimensions and often-raucous student-section provides a significant home-ice advantage for the Polar Bears, who have posted an .810 winning percentage in Dayton (29-6-2) over the past three seasons.


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Men's Ice Hockey Coaching Staff

Head coach: Terry Meagher
Assistant coaches: Bill Riley

In the winter of 2008-09, Terry Meagher will begin his 26th season at the helm of the Bowdoin men's ice hockey team. During his time in Brunswick, Meagher has accumulated a record of 410-191-40 (.671) and made eight appearances in the Championship game of the ECAC Tournament, winning two titles (1986, 1993). In 2002-03, Meagher surpassed coaching legend and predecessor Sid Watson (326 wins) with his record-breaking 327th victory. The Polar Bears can boast of being the only Division III team with two 300-win coaches.

In 1996, Meagher guided the Polar Bears to their first-ever appearance in the eight-team NCAA Division III National Tournament and repeated the performance with his 2001-02 squad. Bowdoin has also qualified for the NESCAC postseason every year of its existence. In addition, he has led the Polar Bears to the NESCAC Championship Game in each of the past three years.

Several All-Americans have played for Meagher in his time at Bowdoin, including Jean Roy (Class of 1984) who was a Hobey Baker Award Finalist -- placing him in the top 10 players in the country including all divisions. Meagher has been honored by the New England Hockey Writers Association as its Division II-III New England Coach of the Year three times. In both 1986 and 1989, he was presented with the Edward Jeremiah Mememorial Trophy which is awarded by the American Hockey Coaches Association to the National College Division Coach of the year.

Meagher (pronounced ma-HAR) is a 1976 graduate of Boston University where he received his Bachelor's degree before earning his Master's degree from Illinois State University in 1977. While with Boston University, Meagher made three trips to the NCAA Division I Final Four. During his senior year, he was voted ECAC Tournament Most Valuable Player and the team's most valuable player after leading the team in scoring. He also won the distinguished scholar-athlete award at Boston University as a senior. In his time with Bowdoin, he has also coached men's lacrosse, men's soccer and softball. He also served for over 10 years with the American Hockey Coaches' Association, where he also served a term as president of the organization. Coach Meagher can be reached at .

Bill Riley, Assistant Coach
The 2008-09 school year will be Coach Bill Riley's fourth season as the assistant coach for the Bowdoin Men's Ice Hockey team. In addition, Riley will now be serving as the assistant to the Athletic Director, Jeff Ward.

Riley, a 1999 graduate of Colby College, earned the Jack Kelley Coach's Award and served as an assistant captain for the Mules his senior season. Riley was the former head coach at the New Hampton School, competing in the New England Prep School Ice Hockey Association (NEPSIHA).

Riley has also coached at several prestigious camps, including the USA Hockey Select 14, 15, 16, and 17 National Camps in Rochester, N.Y. and St. Cloud, M.N., as well as the Junior Prep Hockey Camp in British Columbia with former Detroit Red Wings and Phoenix Coyotes coach Barry Smith.

Riley can be reached in his office (207) 725-3773, or by email at

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Men's Ice Hockey Roster

# Name Year Pos. Hgt. Wgt. Hometown/School
1 Nick Smith '09 G 5-10 180 Dover-Foxcroft, Maine/St. Paul's
4 Brian Fry '10 D 6-1 195 Colorado Springs, Colo./Hotchkiss
5 Mike Corbelle '10 D 6-0 185 Byfield, Mass./Pingree
7 Kyle Shearer-Hardy '11 D 5-9 155 Montreal, Que./Hoosac School
8 Jeff Fanning '11 F 6-2 200 Billerica, Mass./N.H. Junior Monarchs
10 Bryan Rosata '11 F 5-11 185 Needham, Mass./Catholic Memorial
12 Ryan Blossom '10 F 6-1 195 Concord, N.H./N.H. Junior Monarchs (EJHL)
14 Mitch Dillon '10 F 6-3 200 Aurora, Ont./Toronto Thunderbirds (OPJHL)
15 Matt Lentini '09 F/D 5-9 165 Belmont, Mass./Deerfield Acad.
16 Jeff Cutter '09 F 5-9 170 Medfield, Mass./Medfield
17 Leland Fidler '10 F/D 6-1 180 Waltham, Mass./B.B.&N
18 Matt Bruch '10 F 5-7 170 London, Ont./Hotchkiss
20 Brendan Reich '11 D 5-10 195 Montvale, N.J./Taft
21 Mike Collins '09 F/D 6-0 170 Wheaton, Ill./Deerfield Acad.
22 Kyle Hanson 11 D 6-0 195 Calgary, Alberta/Drumheller (AJHL)
25 Colin MacCormack '10 F 6-0 205 Bedford, Nova Scotia/Brockville Braves (CJHL)
26 Matt Smith '09 F/D 5-11 190 Yarmouth, Maine/N.H. Junior Monarchs (EJHL)
31 Owen Smith 11 F 6-2 200 Brunswick, Maine/Brunswick
32 Chris Rossi '10 G 5-10 170 Barrington, R.I./Jr. Bruins (EJHL)
33 Benjamin Higgins '11 F/D 5-10 180 Moncton, N.B./Muncton Beavers (MJAHL)
34 Rudy Luther '11 F 5-10 185 Edina, Minn./Salisbury School
37 Ryan Smith '11 F 5-10 180 Norwood, Mass./Catholic Memorial
38 Ryan Leary '11 F 5-11 205 Marblehead, Mass./Valley Junior Warriors (EJHL)
39 Thomas Herd '11 F 5-11 170 Los Angeles, Calif./Deerfield Academy

Head Coach: Terry Meagher
Assistant Coaches: Bill Riley
Team Captains: Mike Collins, Matt Smith
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 Men's Ice Hockey Schedule

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Men's Ice Hockey Releases

Date Posted Title
04/23/2008,  2:00PM Belanger, Coyne Honored by NSCA
04/02/2008,  9:30AM Westerman Earns All-New England Honors
03/23/2008,  4:00PM Westerman Named Second-Team All-American
03/06/2008,  4:00PM Westerman, Leary Honored by NESCAC
02/20/2008,  10:30AM Men's Hockey Hosts "Youth Hockey Weekend"
02/18/2008,  6:30PM Rossi Grabs NESCAC Player of Week
01/07/2008,  4:30PM Leary Named NESCAC Player of the Week
12/03/2007,  8:00PM Leary Nets Player of the Week Honors
03/02/2007,  12:00PM Men's Hockey Nets NESCAC Honors
02/12/2007,  9:00PM McVaugh Named Player of the Week
12/07/2006,  11:00AM Bowdoin Hockey Hosts "Skate With the Polar Bears" Food Drive
03/27/2006,  1:30PM Adam Danns Wins Concannon Award
03/21/2006,  11:00AM Landry Suits Up For Portland Pirates
03/20/2006,  12:00PM Papachristopoulos, Landry Named First-Team All-Americans
03/07/2006,  12:00PM Men's Ice Hockey All-NESCAC Honors
02/21/2006,  11:00AM Papachristopoulos Named Player of the Week
02/02/2006,  12:00PM Bowdoin Hosts "Skate With the Polar Bears Food Drive"
12/13/2005,  1:00PM Hockey Teams Ranked In Polls
12/12/2005,  2:30PM Landry Named Player of the Week
12/06/2005,  1:00PM Bowdoin-Colby Ticket Information
12/05/2005,  8:00PM Dann Named NESCAC Player of the Week
11/15/2005,  1:00PM Massachusetts Hockey Hall of Fame Honors Watson, Ahern
11/01/2005,  2:00PM Hockey Teams Ranked in Preseason Polls
07/05/2005,  11:30AM Bill Riley Named Assistant Coach
03/02/2005,  2:30PM Team Earns Three Second-Team All-NESCAC Choices
01/11/2005,  2:00PM Hockey Teams Ranked In Polls
01/03/2005,  2:30PM Gadon Named NESCAC Player of the Week
11/22/2004,  8:00PM Papachristopoulos Named Player of the Week
11/18/2004,  7:00PM Bowdoin Hosts "Skate With the Polar Bears" Food Drive
11/18/2004,  5:00PM 2004-05 Men's Ice Hockey Season Preview
11/02/2004,  3:00PM Men's Hockey Tickets On Sale
10/22/2004,  10:00AM Division III Player of the Year Award to Honor Watson
10/20/2004,  2:00PM 2004 Hall of Honor Inductees
04/26/2004,  11:15AM Legendary Coach Sid Watson Passes Away at 71
04/06/2004,  1:30PM Dann Honored on All-New England Team
03/03/2004,  2:00PM NESCAC Honors Dann, Riddell
03/01/2004,  12:00PM 2004 Kullen Golf Tournament
02/24/2004,  11:30AM 1953-54 Polar Bears Honored on Alumni Day
02/09/2004,  12:30PM Dann Named NESCAC Player of the Week
01/27/2004,  12:30PM Polar Bears Ranked In USCHO Poll
01/20/2004,  12:00PM Polar Bears Ranked In Polls
01/13/2004,  11:00AM Polar Bears Ranked In National Polls
12/16/2003,  10:30AM Polar Bears ranked in National Polls
12/09/2003,  10:00AM Polar Bears Ranked In Polls
11/20/2003,  11:00AM 2003-04 Men's Ice Hockey Preview
11/12/2003,  4:30PM Hockey Teams to Host Annual Food Drive
10/28/2003,  10:00AM Polar Bear Hockey Recognized In Preseason Polls
10/23/2003,  11:30AM 2003 Hall of Honor Inductees
10/15/2003,  11:30AM Hall of Honor Ceremony Information
08/28/2003,  3:30PM Starke Gets Tryout With Capitals
08/22/2003,  9:00AM Arnold Featured in Times-Record Story
04/08/2003,  8:00AM Starke Stars In All-Star Game
03/12/2003,  8:00AM Men's Hockey All-NESCAC Honors
03/05/2003,  8:00AM Meagher Featured In AHCA's "Ask the Coach"
02/07/2003,  8:00AM Bowdoin-Norwich Web Broadcast
01/31/2003,  8:00AM Meagher Closes in on Mark, Featured in Newspaper Articles
01/15/2003,  8:00AM Bowdoin To Host Kid's Weekend
01/13/2003,  11:00AM Polar Bears Ranked In Polls
12/10/2002,  8:00AM Polar Bears In The Polls
12/06/2002,  8:00AM Polar Bear Food Drive
12/03/2002,  8:00AM Hockey Teams Climb In Polls
12/02/2002,  8:00AM Men's Ice Hockey Game to Be Broadcast
11/27/2002,  8:00AM Men's Hockey to Face U.S. Under-18 National Team
11/19/2002,  8:00AM 2002-03 Men's Ice Hockey Preview
10/23/2002,  8:00AM Polar Bear Hockey Teams Ranked High In Preseason Polls
10/17/2002,  8:00AM Bowdoin To Open Doors To Athletic Hall of Honor
06/04/2002,  8:00AM Annual Kullen Golf Tournament
03/19/2002,  8:00AM Carosi Receives Concannon Award
03/13/2002,  8:00AM Carosi Named First-Team All-American
03/03/2002,  8:00AM Hockey Teams Make NCAA Tournament
02/27/2002,  8:00AM Hockey Games Live On Teamline
02/26/2002,  8:00AM Bowdoin Takes NESCAC Honors
02/18/2002,  8:00AM Bowdoin Announces NESCAC Postseason Schedule
02/11/2002,  8:00AM BCN To Broadcast Colby Games On Web
02/06/2002,  8:00AM Bowdoin Hockey Teams Ranked Third in Nation
01/29/2002,  8:00AM Men's Hockey Reaches Number Four
01/28/2002,  8:00AM Shuman Takes NESCAC Player of the Week Honor
01/24/2002,  8:00AM Polar Bears LIVE on Internet
01/23/2002,  8:00AM Polar Bears Dominate Polls
01/16/2002,  8:00AM Hockey Teams to Host Food Drive
01/15/2002,  8:00AM Hockey Teams Ranked In Top Ten
01/09/2002,  8:00AM Carosi Earns National Player of the Week Honors
01/08/2002,  8:00AM Men's Hockey Reaches Top Ten
01/07/2002,  8:00AM Carosi Named Player of the Week
12/04/2001,  8:00AM Polar Bears Prep For Huge Hockey Weekend
11/19/2001,  8:00AM Men's Hockey To Host Under-18 National Team
11/13/2001,  8:00AM 2001-02 Bowdoin Men's Ice Hockey Preview
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Men's Ice Hockey : Previous Seasons

The seasons listed below are represented by the year in which the given season started. Thus, Winter sports that may have the bulk of their events played in the following year are still listed by the year in which they began. For archived statistics, go to the Almanac/History page.

Previous seasons: 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990