Former Merrimack goaltender Jim Healey enters his third season as the goaltending coach at Merrimack College.
Healey has worked with Joe Cannata for the last year and a half, helping Cannata become the all-time winningest goaltender in Merrimack’s Division I history. Healey has helped Cannata’s consistency, as the goaltender allowed just 19 goals following Merrimack’s 10 losses last season. Meanwhile, backup goaltender Sam Marotta allowed just two goals, both on the power play, in over 70 minutes of action his freshman season.
Following Healey coming aboard in mid-January of 2010, Merrimack
closed the regular season with an 8-4-2 record, which included two
shutouts from goaltender Joe Cannata and only four games where the
Warriors surrendered three or more goals.
Healey, who was named to Merrimack’s All-Decade Team, appeared in 91 games for the Warriors from 2003-07, backstopping Merrimack to a playoff appearance in 2003-04, his freshman season. He was named to the Hockey East All-Rookie team in 2004 and to the All-Academic team in 2006. Healey was voted Merrimack’s Most Valuable Player in 2007 by his teammates.
The position of goaltending coach was filled by Rogles last summer after another Merrimack alum, Tom Welby, departed at the end of the 2008-09 season. Welby coached Healey his final two seasons at Merrimack.