Merrimack College has promoted Curtis Carr from assistant coach to associate head coach of the men's hockey program. Head coach Mark Dennehy announced the move less than a week after losing associate head coach Glenn Stewart to UNH.
Stewart left Merrimack to jump to the same position at his alma mater, replacing Jim Tortorella who left UNH for a position outside of the hockey world.
Carr, a Georgetown, Ontario native, came to Merrimack in 2011 from the Youngstown Phantoms in the USHL. He has previous experience in the NAHL as well. He played club hockey at Kent State University in Ohio.
Merrimack will also formally announce the hiring of Bill Gilligan as an assistant coach sometime early next week after the Stewart hiring at UNH becomes official. Per state law, UNH has to wait 10 days from posting a job to officially hire someone.
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