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Siembida Named Assistant Coach

Siembida Named Assistant Coach

 

Former Division I Goalie Staying With Bulldogs

 

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Josh Siembida, who served as a volunteer goalie coach for Yale the last three seasons, has been named a full-time assistant for the men's hockey team.

Siembida helped Jeff Malcolm '13 become one of the most successful goalies in the history of Yale hockey during his first season as a volunteer coach at Yale in 2012-13. That work enabled Yale to win the 2013 national championship and get Malcolm All-Frozen Four tournament honors.

"We are thrilled to be adding a coach of Josh's caliber to our program.  We have seen firsthand his knowledge, his ability to teach and his commitment to excellence on a daily basis," said Keith Allain '80, Yale's Malcolm G. Chace Head Coach.  "Our student-athletes will benefit greatly from having Josh on our staff full time.  He knows his craft, has a growth mindset, and will work tirelesly to insure that Yale continues to push the bar as an elite program in college hockey."

In 2014-15, Siembida mentored Alex Lyon on the way to winning the Ken Dryden Award for the ECAC's top goalie while being a finalist for the Mike Richter Award. His second-year pupil also led the nation in goals against, save percentage and shutouts, all school records.

The Timmins, Ontario, native played for the USHL Waterloo Blackhawks before going to the University of North Dakota (2001-03) and then Quinnipiac University (2004-06), where he played goalie for both schools.

He began his coaching career after graduating from Quinnipiac in 2006. Siembida, who resides in Hamden, has also been coaching Connecticut Yankees AAA teams, while helping develop numerous prep, college and pro players.

 

 

filed by Steve Conn, Yale Associate AD & Sports Publicity Director