Beaudoin returns to Western New England as new assistant coach

Chris Beaudoin has been named an assistant coach at Western New England.

Beaudoin, who was a forward at WNE, served in a similar role at Fermi/Enfield High School in Enfield, Conn., last season.

“I am excited to have Chris back with us,” said Western New England head coach Greg Heffernan in a news release. “He is one of my original players when I took over in 2009 and has been through the things that our players are going through. His experience and passion for Golden Bear hockey makes him a tremendous asset for our program in both coaching and recruiting.”

A 2011 graduate of Western New England, Beaudoin was a three-year member of the hockey program, amassing 12 goals and 14 assists for 26 total points in 50 career games from 2009 to 2011 before an injury cut short his collegiate career.