Keith Allain has hired Josh Siembida to be the new full-time assistant coach for the Yale University hockey program. The move to promote Siembida from volunteer assistant to full-time came as a result of Dan Muse leaving New Haven to take the head coaching position for the Chicago Steel in the United States Hockey League.
Siembida, a 2006 Quinnipiac alum, played two seasons at North Dakota before transferring to Hamden to finish out his collegiate career in a Bobcats uniform. A native or Timmins, Ontario, Siembida appeared in 42 games between North Dakota and Quinnipiac, compiling a record of 19-12-1 between the pipes.
Immediately following his playing career at QU, Siembida began his coaching career as an independent goaltending consultant as well as manning the bench for the Connecticut AAA Yankees Midget program.
Siembida has been a volunteer assistant at Yale since the 2012-13 season, the year the Bulldogs captured their first national championship in program history. He mentored Jeff Malcolm that season and has helped rising junior Alex Lyon develop into one of the best goaltenders in ECAC Hockey.
Former Northeastern Huskies star Jason Guerriero is the other full-time assistant on Allain's staff, having joined the Bulldog program in 2013-14 after having served a similar role at Holy Cross previously.
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