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16 summer 2014 | St. Lawrence University Magazine
summer 2014 | St. Lawrence University Magazine 17
Gary Mikel
of Hockey
SLU Alumni Coach
ClarksonWomen to
National Championship
Matt Desrosiers ’01
Shannon Smith
Desrosiers ’03
, co-head coaches of the
Clarkson women’s hockey team, led
their team to the NCAA Division I
National Championship in March.
They are pictured with their daugh-
ter, Brynlee, 2. Each had played in a
Frozen Four for St. Lawrence, Matt
in 2000 and Shannon in 2001, in the
first-ever Women’s Frozen Four.
Matt credited his now-retired college
Joe Marsh
, for influencing his
coaching approach. “He always put
the team first,” he told a post-game
press conference.
Later, Shannon Desrosiers announced
she was stepping down from her coach-
ing role, with the couple’s second child
due in June. They had been co-coaches
for six seasons, compiling a 134-68-
27 overall record, and were the first
to coach a Division I women’s hockey
program as husband and wife.
Careys Carry On
Greg Carey ’14
, right, and his
Matt ’16
left St. Lawrence at
the end of the men’s hockey season,
Matt to join the Chicago Blackhawks
organization and Greg after signing
with the AHL’s Portland Pirates, a
Phoenix Coyotes affiliate. The two
tied as St. Lawrence’s leading goal-
scorers in 2013-14, with 18 goals
each. Matt ranked third in the na-
tion among first-year players in goals
and points.
Meanwhile, Greg garnered Hobey Bak-
er Award finalist honors for the second
consecutive season, becoming the first
St. Lawrence player to be selected twice
as a top 10 finalist. With 185 career
points, he tied
Brian McFarlane ’55
the top of St. Lawrence’s men’s all-time
scoring list. He was named to ECAC
Hockey’s all-conference first team and
to the first team of the Senior CLASS
Award, given to the most outstand-
ing senior student-athletes in NCAA
Division I hockey. St. Lawrence’s first
two-time All-American since 1998 and
the program’s seventh overall, he was
also honored as ECAC co-Player of
the Year, was named a College Hockey
News All-Star and finished as back-to-
back ECAC league and overall scoring
champion. He was the nation’s third-
leading scorer in 2013-14.
Mike Keenan ’72, pointing, has
become the first North Ameri-
can coach to win both a Stanley
Cup and Gagarin Cup. The latter is the symbol of supremacy in the KHL,
Russia’s equivalent to the NHL, where Keenan was head coach of Met-
allurg Magnitogorsk in 2013-14. Their championship comes exactly
20 years after Keenan won the Stanley Cup with the NewYork Rangers.
Another Cup for Keenan
What Season is This?
Lacrosse is nominally a spring sport, but at
St. Lawrence in 2014, spring didn’t arrive
until about the same time final exams
did, so “lax” and other spring teams had
to contend with a variety of left-over
meteorological conditions. Here, Andrew
Jarrett ’17 of Weston, Mass., carries the
ball in a snowy home game vs. Vassar.
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