Monday, November 16, 2009
Courtesy of Bob Snow, NHL.com
Photo credit: Joseph Mehling, Dartmouth ('69)
The 186th meeting between Harvard and Dartmouth kicked off their 2009-10 season Friday night in Hanover, N.H.
Since that century-old rivalry began and the formal beginning of Division I play in 1948, there have been thousands of hockey games. Not one, however, can match the unofficial records established in Dartmouth's Thompson Arena that night.
Along the Crimson and Big Green rosters? Enough brother combinations for a starting nine on a baseball diamond.
Talk about sibling revelry and rivalry.
Harvard sported the Biega brothers (Montreal, Quebec): Senior captain Alex, junior Michael, and freshman Danny.
Dartmouth listed three pairs of brothers: Senior assistant captain Joe Gaudet and sophomore Jim from nearby Etna, N.H.; Connor and Mark Goggin (Glen Ellyn, Ill.), and Dustin and Nick Walsh (Shannonville, Ont.).
Last season, the Gaudets matched Wisconsin's Johnson family, in which "Badger" Bob Johnson coached two of his sons at the same time for one season in the mid-1980s. Dartmouth coach Bob Gaudet and his boys began a second season together, that night against Harvard.
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