DeMichiel ‘thrilled’ with new assistant coach position at St. Lawrence

St. Lawrence has named former RIT goaltender and Nazareth assistant coach Jared DeMichiel its new assistant coach.

DeMichiel, who has been the assistant coach at Nazareth since January 2012, replaces Kris Mayotte, who took an assistant position at Providence in mid-summer.

“I am very excited to announce the hiring of Jared as our new assistant coach,” said Saints’ coach Greg Carvel in a statement. “He will be a tremendous addition to our staff and our hockey program. Jared was an elite Division I goaltender at RIT and helped carry his team to the Frozen Four [in 2010]. He went on to have an impressive professional career as a goaltender and has spent the last few years learning the ropes under George Roll at Nazareth College.”

He went 41-19-2 with a 2.48 GAA and a .909 save percentage in 66 games for the Tigers from 2006 to 2010. He played in the American Hockey League with Hershey and Providence and in the ECHL for South Carolina, Elmira, Kalamazoo and Chicago.

“I am extremely honored to be joining the St. Lawrence hockey program,” added DeMichiel. “It is exciting to be associated with a university that has such a well-respected academic and athletic reputation. I learned a great deal working under George Roll and playing for Wayne Wilson in college, I look forward to sharing my experiences with the players and staff at St. Lawrence. I’m eager to aid the program in anyway possible and I look forward contributing to the staff along side Greg Carvel and Mike Hurlbut. I cannot thank them enough for this opportunity as well as athletic director Margie Strait.

“I am thrilled to experience Appleton Arena on a regular basis.”