This afternoon, College Hockey News reporter Scott McLaughlin reported that both former Boston College defenseman Mike Mottau and former UNH goalie Mike Ayers are finalist for the BC assistant coaching vacancy. If you don't remember who Ayers is, he was a fantastic goalie for the Wildcats a couple years back. The most interesting thing about him ? He coached Thatcher Demko last season with the USNDT. It is believed that the staff is looking for a "goaltending specialist" who can help with the young goaltenders coming in over the next few seasons.
The second guy, well, you all know who he is. Mike Mottau is not just a great player. He is one of the greatest defenseman in the history of college hockey and he is one of just two Hobey Baker winners from the Heights. I suspected from the very beginning of this search that Mottau would be one of the guys in the hunt. He has all the qualities that I think Coach York and Coach Brown are looking for in their next colleague and I think the experience of playing at all levels of the game could prove invaluable on the bench.
UPDATE !! (5 PM May 25th)
We have learned that former Eagles Ben Eaves and Jeff Giulano are candidates to land the job. That brings us up to 4 candidates.