In honor of the legendary coach and Founder of Elite Hockey, coaches will participate in a coaching and lecture series throughout the summer.
Entering his 23rd season as head coach of the Dartmouth men's ice hockey program in 2019-20. A 1981 Dartmouth graduate and four-year goalie of the varsity hockey team, Gaudet has made the Big Green one of the most consistent teams in both ECAC Hockey and the Ivy League during his time behind the bench. Gaudet earned the following honors:
Joe Marsh was the head coach of the St. Lawrence Men’s Hockey Team for 27 years. The New Hampshire graduate lead the Saints to an NCAA tournament berth in only his second year and a runner-up finish the following season, St. Lawrence's first Frozen Four appearance in 26 years. Over the next 26 seasons Marsh became the most successful head coach in school history in terms of tenure, wins (482), conference regular season titles (2), conference tournament titles (5), conference championship appearances (8) and NCAA tournament appearances (8). He went on to coach both the Dartmouth College Women’s Hockey Team and St. Lawrence Women’s Hockey Team. Marsh is the current Assistant Coach of the Men’s Varsity Hockey Team at The New Hampton School.
Prior to Merrimack, Borek had spent the last 16 years as a Hockey East associate head coach, qualifying for the NCAA Tournament 13 times, while capturing five Hockey East regular season championships and one tournament championship. Over that time span, he has recruited 12 All-Americans, 16 student-athletes who played in the NHL and 18 Hockey East All-Conference honorees.
During his tenure as the head coach at Dartmouth College, Hudak guided the Big Green to two Ivy League titles, two ECAC Hockey Tournament championships and one ECAC Hockey regular-season crown while making eight NCAA Tournament appearances, including two trips to the Frozen Four. His record of 224-143-33 in exactly 400 games makes him the winningest coach in program history, while posting the second-best winning percentage (.601). Hudak guided Dartmouth to a 157-95-26 (.612) record against ECAC competition and a mark of 75-43-12 (.623) versus Ivy League foes.
Jamie Hagerman Phinney played for Harvard from 1999-2003. She was the team captain and became the assistant coach at Harvard. Jamie is currently teaching and coaching at Phillips Andover Academy. She won a bronze medal at the 2006 Winter Olympics. Hagerman Phinney won the gold medal at the 2003 Four Nations Cup and with Team USA at the IIHF Women’s Ice Hockey Championships. In addition, she participated at the 2005 Four Nations Cup in Finland and won a silver medal.
Lovejoy notched his first NHL point with an assist during a 6–5 Penguins victory over the Boston Bruins on November 14, 2009. He scored his first NHL goal on December 22, 2010.
Shortly after the beginning of the lockout-shortened 2012–13 season, on February 6, 2013, Lovejoy was traded by the Penguins to the Anaheim Ducks.
In 2015, Lovejoy was traded back to the Pittsburgh Penguins. Lovejoy contributed 4 goals and 10 points in 66 games before playing in all 24 post-season games en route to the Penguins' claiming their fourth Stanley Cup. Lovejoy became the first New Hampshire native to win the trophy.
On July 1, 2016, Lovejoy signed a three-year contract with the New Jersey Devils.
In the final year of his contract with the Devils in the 2018–19 season, Lovejoy appeared in 51 games from the blueline adding 7 points while leading the team in shorthanded icetime. With the Devils out of playoff contention, on February 23, 2019, he was traded to the Dallas Stars. On August 28, 2019, Lovejoy announced his retirement from professional hockey on NHL Tonight.