The Year of Contenders, Not Titles

Twelve Defining Moments in Sports

This year, the team, after losing only onesenior to graduation and entering the season withhigh hopes, finished with a disappointing 7-7-1record.

"I think it was a positive five years," Getmansaid in his announcement.

Members of the team were not surprised by theannouncement, but opinions varied on Getman'sresponsibility for the failures of the team.

"I feel he was a class act," senior Don Daiglesaid.

But many players felt differently, callingGetman "vague" and "uncommunicative."


"The coaching was just awful," another playersaid. "He's just a bad coach."

FEBRUARY 12, 1992

The Harard women's ice hockey team endedNortheastern's eight-year hold on the Beanpot byblanking the Huskies, 3-0.

Following the win, freshman Diana Clarkproclaimed "the beginning of a new tradition.

A slight change in Harvard's forecheckingstrategy and goalie Erin Villiotte's 28 saves--herfourth shutout of the season--assured the stunningupset.

"We sent one player in to forecheck and kepttwo near the blue line," Harvard Assistant CoachPaul Boudreau explained afterwards.

Harvard senior Jen Minkus scored the first goalwith 1:51 left in the first period, slipping thepuck past fallen Huskie goalie Kim Platt.

The rest was gravy. Harvard was mired in asix-game losing streak entering the Beanpot aftera 6-2 start. Fired up by its triumph, the Crimsonput together a season-ending run that nearlycarried it to the ECAC tournament.

FEBRUARY 15, 1992

It was the final round of the men's figureskating competition at the 1992 Winter OlympicGames, and Paul Wylie '91 had to skate theperformance of his life to win a medal.