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Valley Information – Dartmouth roundup: Former males’s hockey captain, coach Abner Oakes dies

Printed: 6/4/2021 7:51:51 PM

Modified: 6/4/2021 7:51:47 PM

HANOVER — Abner Oakes, a captain on the Dartmouth Faculty males’s hockey staff who later grew to become the Massive Inexperienced’s coach, has died.

Oakes handed away at his dwelling in Hamden, Conn., on Might 29 on the age of 87. A Montreal native who grew up in Shawinigan Falls, Quebec, Oakes captained Dartmouth as a senior in 1955-56 and returned to his alma mater as an assistant coach for the legendary Eddie Jeremiah in 1960 following a stint within the Navy.

Oakes ascended to go coach upon Jeremiah’s retirement in 1967. He stayed on via 1970, recording a 35-55-2 report. He additionally served as interim head coach in 1963-64 with Jeremiah away with the U.S. Olympic Crew, guiding Dartmouth to an Ivy League championship.

“Coach Oakes was all the time actually supportive of me throughout my time at Dartmouth,” former Massive Inexperienced coach Bob Gaudet stated in a information launch. “I seemed as much as him as a coach and as an individual. His affiliation with Coach Jeremiah was actually particular and one thing I all the time admired.”

Oakes remained within the Naval Reserves till 1988, retiring as a commander. He was inducted into the Connecticut Veterans Corridor of Fame in 2010.

Whitmore getting into Maine hoops corridor

HANOVER — Dartmouth government affiliate athletic director Richard Whitmore will be a part of 16 different people and one highschool staff as inductees into the Maine Basketball Corridor of Fame later this summer time.

Whitmore was recognized for his accuracy from distance throughout his Waterville Excessive College days, netting all-conference point out in all 4 of his seasons there. He went on to Brown College, the place he led the Bears in assists and 3-point capturing as a sophomore earlier than sustaining a knee harm as a junior that ended his profession.

Whitmore coached basketball at Daniel Webster and Kenyon earlier than getting into athletics administration; he has been at Dartmouth for 13 years. He’ll be inducted in an Aug. 22 ceremony in Bangor, Maine.

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