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Former UNH goaltender Mike Ayers replaces Mike Cavanaugh as Boston College assistant coach

Former New Hampshire goaltender Mike Ayers is the new assistant coach at Boston College, filling the void left by Mike Cavanaugh who departed to take the head coaching job at UConn.

Mike Ayers is replacing Mike Cavanaugh (far right) on the staff at Boston College.
Mike Ayers is replacing Mike Cavanaugh (far right) on the staff at Boston College.
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College hockey's all-time winningest coach, Boston College bench boss Jerry York, will have at least one new assistant coach in the fall when the 2013-14 Hockey East season gets underway. It was confirmed today that former New Hampshire goaltender Mike Ayers will be joining the staff at Boston College to replace the departed Mike Cavanaugh.

Ayers, a 2004 graduate of UNH, was a standout goaltender for the Wildcats during his time in Durham. After a brief career in the AHL and ECHL, Ayers was a goaltending coach at St. Cloud for two seasons before taking a position with the US National Development Program in Ann Arbor as the program's goaltending coach.

Ayers replaces Cavanaugh at BC, who left to become the head coach at Connecticut. The hiring of a goaltender to join the staff at BC could lead credence to reports that longtime goaltending coach Jim Logue will be retiring. Logue, a 1961 graduate of BC played goaltender for the Eagles and was the US Olympic team's goalie in 1968. It is likely that York will be naming a third assistant to join the staff once Logue's retirement becomes official.