Brian Mahoney-Wilson Hired As Third Assistant Coach

On Thursday night. NU Hockey Blog broke the news that Northeastern has hired Brian Mahoney-Wilson as its third assistant coach for the Men’s Ice Hockey team.

Mahoney-Wilson, a native of West Roxbury, MA and an alum of Catholic Memorial Prep School, comes to Huntington Avenue after seven years as a coach with the Grand Rapids Griffins, the American Hockey League affiliate of the Detroit Red Wings. Last season, Mahoney-Wilson was the goaltending coach, and the six seasons prior he was a goaltending development coach. While with Grand Rapids, he worked with NHL goaltenders Alex Nedeljkovic, Magnus Hellberg, Calvin Pickard, Kevin Poulin, and Jimmy Howard.

Prior to Grand Rapids, he was a volunteer assistant coach at Notre Dame for one season, during which future NHL goaltender Cal Petersen took a leap in development and production, seeing both his save percentage and goals-against average improve from .919 and 2.51 to .927 and 2.22, respectively. Mahoney-Wilson also spent a year at West Point where he was the goaltending coach for Army, overseeing the development of future Hobey Baker Award dark horse Parker Gahagen.

Before coaching, Mahoney-Wilson played college hockey at Lake Superior State University from 2007-2011. While playing 99 games for the Lakers, he had a .905 save percentage, a 2.94 goals-against-average, and three shutouts. A former ninth-round NHL draft pick by the San Jose Sharks, he played three seasons in the Central Hockey League, the predecessor to the East Coast Hockey League. In a fun Boston hockey twist, the selection used to select Mahoney-Wilson was sent to San Jose for the pick used by the Boston Bruins to select David Krejci.

Mahoney-Wilson replaces Mike Condon as goaltending coach at Northeastern, who has chosen to retire from the game of hockey. In his two seasons at Northeastern, Condon helped develop Devon Levi into one of the all-time great collegiate goaltenders, as well as help TJ Semptimphelter blossom into a legitimate Division 1 goalie. Condon is one of the best people we’ve met in our time watching and covering Northeastern and we wish him all the best in his next journey.

In the last half-decade, Northeastern has had a reputation for producing strong goaltenders, and we look for that trend to continue with the 2023-24 crease expected to be manned by incoming freshman and NHL draft pick Cameron Whitehead. We look forward to seeing the goalies develop under Mahoney-Wilson’s tutelage.

Welcome to Northeastern, Brian!

As always, go Huskies!