Peter DavisNumber of articles: 34
First article: September 24, 2010
Latest article: March 1, 2013
Hockey’s Meagher ices the competition after 30 seasons
Sitting at 495 career wins, Coach Terry Meagher has ended only three seasons with a losing record.
There are very few people who need no introduction, but Men’s Hockey Coach Terry Meagher is certainly of them, at least on this campus. In his 30th season, Meagher has won an astounding 495 games, 22nd all time among coaches in the history of men’s collegiate ice hockey. Over the course of his tenure, he has consistently attracted talent to Brunswick and deployed innovative strategies for sealing wins. This year is no different for Meagher, as men’s ice hockey now has the most wins since the 1988-1989 season, and was ranked as high as second in the nation. The team is currently the No. 1 seed in the NESCAC championship, and will face Middlebury this Saturday.
But Meagher is more than just a coach, and his 30 years at Bowdoin add up to more than just a successful career. Students cite his easy-going attitude and intense pride for anything Bowdoin-related as reasons behind his significant influence in the lives of generations of students, even those outside of the hockey program.Hockey in his blood
Born and raised in the blue-collar town of Belleville, Ontario, Meagher is one of nine children. Like many of his siblings, Meagher grew up on the pond.
Jon Landry ’06 earns two-way contract with New York Islanders
When Bowdoin hockey standout Jon Landry graduated in 2006, he knew he was embarking on a very different career path than many of his classmates; he was not ready to hang up his skates just yet. Since then, Landry has played hockey for professional teams in five U.S. states and three different countries. He is now one step—either an injury or a cut—away from making the NHL roster of the New York Islanders. “I always knew, even before my graduation from Bowdoin, that I wanted to play professional hockey after I finished school,” Landry wrote in an email to the Orient. “I wanted to give pro hockey a shot for at least a year or two, whether it was in the U.S. or Europe. I also had aspirations to use my degree in economics to work for an investment firm or start my own business.” The Montreal, Quebec native was one of the best two-way players to skate in the old Dayton Arena. He finished among the team’s top three scorers each year, and recorded a total of 121 points (51 goals, 70 assists) in 98 games. As a senior he was named First Team All-NESCAC, and First Team All-American, and he graduated with a degree in economics and French.
Local Haitian teen is welcomed into Bowdoin’s football family
Last Friday, the football team welcomed the newest member of their roster, Romil Peck-Moad, before its final home game of the season against Bates. Shortly before the Polar Bears ended practice, Peck-Moad gathered the team in a huddle, leading a “Go U Bears” chant wearing new Bowdoin apparel, a present from the team.
Will Hanley ’12 debuts in Spanish professional basketball league
While many of his peers would end their basketball careers after their playoff loss, Hanley knew his wasn’t finished. He began to explore his options playing professionally abroad.
Hall of Honor to induct six new members
The Bowdoin Athletic Hall of Honor will add Harry H. Cloudman, Class of 1901, Richard Whitmore ’65, Alan R. Quinlan ’77, Ellen Shuman ’76, Stephen J. McCabe Jr. ’78 and Greg Fasulo ’78 to its 42-membe
The Bowdoin Athletic Hall of Honor will add Harry H. Cloudman, Class of 1901, Richard Whitmore ’65, Alan R. Quinlan ’77, Ellen Shuman ’76, Stephen J. McCabe Jr. ’78 and Greg Fasulo ’78 to its 42-member class
Athlete of the Week: Kerry Townsend ’13
No fall sports team has been as dominant this year as women’s rugby. The team is 5-0, and has outscored their opponents by an astounding 220-3 margin. Anchoring the team is senior captain Kerry Townsend. The Baltimore, Md. native has scored at least once in each of the team’s five victories and scored twice in Sunday’s 69-0 win over Bates.
Wesleyan loss wraps up men’s basketball season
The men's basketball season came to an end after a 78-59 loss to Wesleyan in the NESCAC quarterfinals last Saturday. Though the game remained close for much of the first half, Wesleyan went on a 14-4 run to end the half with a 36-24 lead. The Cardinals continued to pull away after halftime, powered by double-digit performances by Mike Callaghan, Derick Beresford and Shasha Brown.
Men’s basketball to rematch Wesleyan
The men's basketball team fell to Wesleyan last Friday but bounced back the next day with a victory against Connecticut College, clinching the No. 6 seed in the upcoming NESCAC tournament.
Men’s basketball defeats Ephs, narrowly loses to No. 1 Middlebury
The men's basketball team triumphed against Williams on Sunday in an 89-84 overtime victory, beating the Ephs for the first time since 2009.
Men’s basketball beats Colby by 27, tied for No. 6 in NESCAC
The Bowdoin-Colby rivalry was at its peak last Saturday when approximately 750 fans packed Morrell Gymnasium as the men's basketball team brushed the Mules aside with a score of 67-40.
Weekly Roundup: After strong winter break, men’s basketball looks good
Following early season success, the men's basketball team continued to do well over winter break, posting a 5-3 record. The team welcomed in 2012 with a dominating 88-66 win over Plymouth State, in which Andrew Madlinger '14 scored a career-high 24 points.
Men’s basketball starts year with three wins, two close losses
The men's basketball team has opened up its season with a 3-2 record, with both losses determined in the final seconds. In their opening game, the Polar Bears traveled to UMass-Dartmouth where they won the 2011 Hampton Inn Classic. After a routine 72-38 win over the University of Maine-Farmington, the Polar Bears overcame their hosts in the tournament final 66-61.
Weekly Roundup: Stoned Clown finishes third at UNH to conclude season
As a finishing touch to a successful fall season, the men's ultimate Frisbee team, Stoned Clown, placed third at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) Fall Classic last Saturday. The event drew teams from D-I and D-III schools including Harvard, Amherst and MIT. The team posted an impressive 5-1 record in pool play, with the lone loss against eventual champion UNH in an 11-9 battle.
Weekly Roundup: Sailing heads into fall's final weekend in solid shape
The sailing team continued a successful fall campaign last weekend, competing in four important regattas in preparation for the fall championships this upcoming weekend.
Athlete of the Week: Ellery Gould '12
Women's soccer captain Ellery Gould '12 is no stranger to being a team leader. Since her first year, Gould has led the squad in both total goals and points. Last Tuesday, Gould became the program's all-time leading scorer in a non-conference game against the University of Maine-Farmington. Gould scored with 2:37 in the second half, bringing her career tally to 39 goals, breaking the 27-year-old record of Marte Holden '85.
Men’s golf finishes fourth at hometown Invitational
In its season debut, the men's golf team finished fourth at the Bowdoin Invitational at the Brunswick Golf Club last weekend. Ten teams, including NESCAC rivals Williams, Bates and Tufts, participated in the event, and Husson University claimed the tournament after posting a combined score of 616. The school beat second-place St. Anslem's College by 14 strokes, with Williams (641), Bowdoin (650) and Endicott (652) rounding out the top five finishers. Bowdoin's top finisher was captain Johnny Bohorquez '13, who tied for fourth place individually with Tufts' Seb Vik and Williams' Dylan Dethier. All three golfers posted combined scores of 155.
In time for fall sports season, athletics unveils new website
While most fall athletes spent the last weeks of summer gearing up for the upcoming season, the sports information office was hard at work on a different kind of offseason workout: redesigning the athletics webpage. Sports Information Director Jim Caton worked with a team of students on the project, in conjunction with Presto Sports, a company which hosts numerous collegiate athletic websites.
BSG convenes for final meeting of the spring
Bowdoin Student Government (BSG) convened on Wednesday for its final meeting of the 2010-2011 academic year. BSG dealt with a proposed name change to the "Vice President for Facilities" position. The proposal would change the name to "Vice President for Facilities and Sustainability," reaffirming the College's stance on reducing its environmental footprint.
Students honored with a variety of scholarships and fellowships
As far as fellowships are concerned, Bowdoin has struck gold. This year, Bowdoin students have been honored with a number of prestigious awards, including two Udall Scholarships, a Beinecke Scholarship, a Goldwater Scholarship, six National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships and various Fulbright Scholarships.
BSG approves FY book proposal, extends hours at Fitness Center
On Wednesday, Bowdoin Student Government (BSG) met to discuss the first year book proposal, as well as a variety of other measures.
BSG discusses guest meals and gender-neutral housing
Weekly meeting shortened as BSG prepares for candidate elections this weekend
Following the candidate debates on Monday, Bowdoin Student Government (BSG) met briefly on Wednesday evening to continue discussion of guest meal plans and gender-neutral housing.
BSG explores guest meal plans, revisits first year book program
On Wednesday evening, Bowdoin Student Government (BSG) had its first meeting since Spring Break. The meeting opened with a discussion of instituting guest meals at the dining halls. At-Large Representative Tess Kramer '13 initiated the dialogue, stating that the idea was proposed to her by friends. "After friends brought it up, I talked to a lot of students to get opinions," she said. "Everyone agreed it would be a great idea."
BSG considers ‘Meatless Monday’ feud
BSG discussed the controversial "Meatless Monday" event that occurred on February 21 at its weekly Wednesday meeting. The event, which was meant to raise awareness about the health and environmental issues of consuming meat, has stirred up much campus debate among students in recent weeks.
PostSecret creator to open up at Common Hour lecture today
Today's Common Hour speaker was not kept secret from campus: Founder of PostSecret Frank Warren.
BSG evaluates printing data from fall semester
On Wednesday, Bowdoin Student Government (BSG) examined the success of the new printing policy and allocated funding for student services. Deputy Chief Information Officer Rebecca Sandlin and Director of Finance and Campus Services Del Wilson opened the meeting by addressing Bowdoin's printing policy. Enacted at the beginning of the 2010-2011 academic year, the policy allocated $60 to each student for printing, charging a per-page fee if a student exceeded that amount.
BSG reviews Judicial Board candidates for 2011-2012
On Wednesday night, Bowdoin Student Government (BSG) had its first meeting of the spring semester. The first meeting was initially scheduled for February 2, but was canceled due to a weather emergency. At the meeting on February 9, President John Connolly '11 welcomed five new members to BSG. These members included Inter-House Council Vice President Chase Taylor '12, Athletics Representative Anna Noucas '11, At-Large Representative Derek Brooks '12, as well as 2012 Class Representatives Jack Hilzinger and Grace Cheung.
Bowdoin Brief: BSG meeting canceled due to Wednesday’s winter storm
Due to Wednesday's extreme weather conditions, Bowdoin Student Government (BSG) did not hold its regular weekly meeting. The meeting was cancelled after expected guests indicated that they would not able to come to campus, and tables and chairs could not be delivered to the meeting location in Daggett Lounge.
BCN, BSF announce merger to expand video production
This week, the Bowdoin Film Society (BFS) and Bowdoin Cable Network (BCN) leadership announced their upcoming merger to club members. While the two organizations will remain separate entities, they will begin pooling their resources, headquartered in the current BCN News Studio. The studio, located on the first floor of Coles Tower, will be renamed the BCN-BFS Studio.
Phase II frustrations return yet again
On Monday night, many students camped out. Not for a movie release or tax holiday, but for Phase II registration. Students gathered outside of the Office of the Registrar in Moulton Union well before it opened at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday to beat the long early-morning lines. "I think it has become some sort of Bowdoin tradition," Registrar Christine Cote said. "Perhaps it is easier for students than waking up at 3 a.m. and coming over then. Since I'm not much of a morning person myself, I'd probably be tempted to do the same thing if I were a student."
Bowdoin’s sustainability garners praise from U.S. Green Building Council
Among institutions of higher education in Maine, Bowdoin continues to lead the way for environmental awareness in terms of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED). On Wednesday, the Maine Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council awarded the College a special recognition for its numerous LEED-certified buildings. The honor came at the tailend of "In The Limelight," an event that highlighted achievements in sustainability at college and university campuses across Maine.
Local incumbents face challenges
Several challengers are looking to unseat incumbent Democrats in state elections next Tuesday. One of the most significant races is for the seat representing the 66th district in the Maine State Legislature. This district includes approximately 300 Bowdoin students, including those living in Burnett House, Howell House, Helmreich House and Stowe Inn. The incumbent is State Representative Alex Cornell du Houx '06.
In spite of transports, Super Snack remains
Bowdoin students can breathe a sigh of relief as the Dining Service is no longer considering terminating Super Snack, a weekend-night tradition for many Bowdoin students. Students were alerted of the Dining Service's considerations when Bowdoin Student Government President John Connolly '11 sent a campus-wide e-mail addressing the discussion on September 30.
Three Super Snack transports raise alarm
"Everything is on the table." Bowdoin Student Government President John Connolly '11 confirmed that Dining Service would be considering terminating Super Snack as a result of drunken behavior and mistreatment. Connolly sent a campus-wide e-mail referring to last Saturday's Super Snack where multiple people vomited at Thorne Hall and had to be transported to Parkview Adventist Medical Center.
Bowdoin Brief: Walk and run for charity in town this weekend
Bowdoin students, staff and faculty members will come together for the 20th annual Memory Walk tomorrow at 9 a.m. The Memory Walk seeks to raise money to find a cure for Alzheimer's disease, as well as to promote overall awareness of the disease.