Merrimack expected to turn to Providence assistant Borek as new coach

Scott Borek was on the coaching staff at New Hampshire for 13 seasons before becoming associate head coach at Providence in 2015 (photo: Jim Rosvold).

Merrimack is expected to announce former Lake Superior State coach Scott Borek as its new coach, according to a source.

The news was first reported by College Hockey News.

Borek has been an associate head coach at Providence since 2015, a position that followed 13 seasons on the staff at New Hampshire.

He had a 76-94-15 record in five seasons as head coach at Lake Superior State from 1996 to 2001, following the tenure of two-time national championship-winning coach Jeff Jackson.

Borek also coached Division III teams at Colby (1992-95) and New England College (2001-02).

Merrimack has sought a new coach since firing Mark Dennehy in March.

The Warriors finished 12-21-4 in 2017-18 and haven’t posted a winning season since 2011-12.