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Lance Brady Hired as Merrimack Director of Hockey Operations

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Assumption College head coach Lance Brady will be named the new Director of Hockey Operations for the Merrimack men’s hockey program. Brady will replace Jim Tortorella, who resigned after only a few weeks on the job to take over as an assistant coach at Harvard.

Brady won 99 games at the helm of the Hounds, highlighted by the program’s first-ever NE10 Championship to conclude the 2017-18 season. The team won at least 11 games in five of his ten seasons, including each of the final two.

Last year he led Assumption to a 15-10-2 mark for the team’s highest winning percentage in a season in 25 years. Brady was honored as the NE10 Coach of the Year on three occasions and has coached two of the past three NE10 Players of the Year. He also helped the team to an NE10 Championship game appearance in 2010.

Brady is a 1993 graduate of Holy Cross with a bachelor’s degree in economics. He was a three-year standout for the Crusaders, was named as an ECAC East Second Team All-Star and a New England Hockey Writers All-Star and was the team captain as a senior.

Prior to joining Assumption, Brady was at Becker College, where he served as the associate head coach as the team improved from 2-18 to 12-11. Prior to Becker, he served as an assistant coach at Marlboro High School as the team captured the Roy Conference title in 2007. Brady was also a player/assistant coach for the Birmingham Bulls of the ECHL in 1997-98, an executive member of the Professional Hockey Players Association from 1995-98 and a coach/counselor at Dynamic Skating from 1990-96.

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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