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Bentley Hires Merrimack Alum Jim McNiff as Goalie Coach

Bentley University head hockey coach Ryan Soderquist announced that Jim McNiff has joined his staff as a volunteer goaltending coach.

McNiff comes to Bentley after spending five years on the staff at Providence College as the goaltending coach. He was on the staff during the Friars’ run to the 2015 NCAA championship.

“I am excited to announce the addition of Jim to our staff,” said Soderquist. He brings a wealth of experience and great passion for working with goalies to our program. Over the past decade he has worked with numerous NHL and collegiate goaltenders, as well as being part of a 2015 NCAA National Championship staff at Providence.”

The list of goalies McNiff has worked with that currently play in the NHL includes Cory Schneider of the New Jersey Devils, Scott Darling of the Carolina Hurricanes and Mike Condon of the Ottawa Senators.

McNiff played collegiately at Merrimack College, and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in 1998.

Mike McMahon is in his 12th year covering Merrimack College for The Eagle Tribune and is the founder and managing editor of The Mack Report. Mike also serves on staff as a senior writer at College Hockey News. Follow him on Twitter @MikeMcMahonCHN

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