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Jason Guerriero to replace Red Gendron as Yale assistant

Yale University coach Keith Allain has a new assistant in former Northeastern player and current Holy Cross assistant Jason Guerriero.

Yale head hockey coach Keith Allain
Yale head hockey coach Keith Allain
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Former Northeastern forward and current Holy Cross assistant Jason Guerriero has been named the new assistant coach at Yale University, replacing Red Gendron who departed to take the head coaching position at Maine.

The Manorville, NY native spent the past two seasons as an assistant on Paul Pearl's staff at Holy Cross. The Crusaders play in the Atlantic Hockey Association. Guerriero jumped right into coaching after a six year professional playing career following a terrific four years at Northeastern.

Guerriero played in 86 career American Hockey League games over two seasons with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers and Milwaukee Admirals. He spent time playing overseas in Switzerland, Denmark, Austria, Germany, Sweden and Finland.

Guerriero was a skilled player at Northeastern where fans always appreciated his tenacity and energy on the ice. He tallied 49 goals and 98 assists over his four-year career at Matthews Arena.

Guerriero replaces Gendron who left to take the top job in Orono following a two-year stint in New Haven. Yale Head coach Keith Allain returned to his alma mater to prove that schools such as Yale could win a national championship while maintaining academic integrity.

Jeff Cox covers college hockey for SBNation. Follow him on twitter @JeffCoxSBNation.