Boston College tabs Ayers as Eagles’ new assistant coach

Mike Ayers, former goaltending coach at USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program and goalie at New Hampshire from 2000-2004, has been named the new assistant coach at Boston College.

Ayers replaces former associate head coach Mike Cavanaugh, who left BC for the head coaching job at Connecticut.

Ayers coached with the NTDP from 2011-13 and is also the coordinator of the Warren Strelow National Goaltending Mentor Program.

Before his time with the NTDP, Ayers spent two seasons (2009-11) as the goaltending coach at St. Cloud State and in 2008-09, he served as goaltending coach for the Iowa Chops, which was then the American Hockey League affiliate of the Anaheim Ducks.

At UNH, Ayers earned USA Hockey College Player of the Year honors in 2003 as well as AHCA All-America Second Team honors. Over 102 games with the Wildcats, he went 58-25-12.