Former UMaine goalie Alfie Michaud is joining the Black Bear coaching staff as a full-time assistant coach replacing Jay Leach who retired from the coaching ranks.

Michaud was a volunteer goalie coach this past year.

In 1999 Michaud led the Black Bears to its second NCAA national title(31-6-4) and won Tourney Most Outstanding Player Award.

After UMaine, he spent 16 years in the pros, including time in the NHL and AHL.

"We are extremely pleased to have Coach Michaud join our coaching staff full-time," Gendron said. "He brings outstanding knowledge of the game generally and also exceptional skill as a goalie coach. Given his roots in Western Canada, he will be very valuable to our recruiting efforts in that region. As a former player here at UMaine, his legacy is legendary." - UMaine Release