Video: A Goalie Reflects on Pucks Stopped and Doors Opened


Charles “Chuck” Grant ’16 finished his career as goalie for the Dartmouth hockey team at the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) semifinals in Lake Placid, N.Y., last month, capping a stellar season that head coach Bob Gaudet ’81 and his teammates say got them within reach of the Division 1 NCAA championship. 

Grant is now fielding inquiries from professional hockey franchises during his final term, but he has plenty of other career options, thanks to a Dartmouth degree in environmental studies.

While competing at the highest level of collegiate hockey, Grant also excelled as a student, racking up ECAC All-Academic honors for his first three years (with a likely repeat in his final year), and a certificate from the Tuck Business Bridge Program, which exposes undergraduates to advanced business and entrepreneurial training.

“The skates are hung up at some point,” says Gaudet, “but to have the stability of a Dartmouth degree and a group of alumni who support them really well gives these kids a lot to look forward to.”

In this video, see Chuck stop shot after shot in the final game of the sweep against Yale that propelled Dartmouth into the semifinals, and hear Grant, Gaudet, and teammate Ryan Bullock reflect on the broad opportunities a Dartmouth education provides.


Bill Platt