Colgate’s Vaughan Earns 400th Win

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January 13, 2018

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Freshman defenseman Trevor Cosgrove scored the game-winning goal early in the third period Friday night, giving Colgate a 2-1 win over Brown, and giving head coach Don Vaughan his 400th career win.

Vaughan, who is the longest-tenured coach in the ECAC at the same school, is the fourth league coach to reach the 400-win milestone.

“In the heat of the moment, I wasn’t thinking about it. I can assure you that,” Vaughan said about win 400. “[Assistant coach] Mike [Harder] actually told me at the end of the game, ‘It’s a pretty big deal.’ I said, ‘Yeah it’s a tough win.’ He said, ‘No, 400.’
“Moments like this gives you time to pause. For me, I think about all of the great players I’ve been fortunate enough to coach, the coaches that I’ve worked with at Colgate, the great people that have come through the programs and the students that have been managers. That’s what it does for me. It just allows me to reflect back on 25 years of great opportunities. Colgate has been great to me as well as the Hamilton community, so I think of those things and get a bit nostalgic.”

Freshman Josh McKechney scored the first goal of his career and assisted Cosgrove’s game-winner. Goaltender Colton Point continued his impressive sophomore campaign with 37 saves. Colgate is 10-7-4 overall, and in fifth place in the ECAC.

“It’s a great a feeling, obviously it wasn’t the prettiest ending that we wanted but we got the win,” McKechny said. “Huge congrats to Vaughaner on getting his 400th win, I think that’s awesome and I’m just glad to be a part of it.”

Vaughan took over at the start of the 1992-93 season. He stepped away for one year to concentrate on being the school’s interim athletic director in 2003-04, before …

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