Volunteer assistant coach McNiff leaves Providence staff for similar job at Bentley

Bentley has announced that Jim McNiff has joined the staff as a volunteer goaltending coach.

McNiff comes to Bentley after spending five years on the staff at Providence as the goaltending/volunteer assistant coach. He was on the staff during the Friars’ run to the 2015 NCAA championship.

“I am excited to announce the addition of Jim to our staff,” said Falcons head coach Ryan Soderquist in a statement. “He brings a wealth of experience and great passion for working with goalies to our program. Over the past decade, he has worked with numerous NHL and collegiate goaltenders, as well as being part of a 2015 NCAA national championship staff at Providence.”

The list of goalies McNiff has worked with that currently play in the NHL includes Cory Schneider (Boston College, New Jersey Devils), Scott Darling (Maine, Carolina Hurricanes) and Mike Condon (Princeton, Ottawa Senators).

McNiff played collegiately at Merrimack and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in 1998.

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