Former Lake Superior State Standout To Charge Army's Goalie Corps
Army hockey head coach Brian Riley announced the addition of Brian Mahoney-Wilson in May 2014 as the Black Knights' full-time volunteer assistant goalie coach. The former Lake Superior State standout made his way to West Point after having spent last season as the goalie coach for the South Shore Kings' Premier, Elite, and U18 teams out of the United States Premier Hockey League.
"The addition of a full-time volunteer assistant coach who can concentrate fully on developing our goalies will be a tremendous asset to this program," Riley said upon his hiring. "Brian is an outstanding young man who has proven himself as a player and a coach. He will be a great role model for our cadet-athletes, and his presence will help us greatly."
During his time with the South Shore Kings, Mahoney-Wilson was responsible for on-ice instruction of all goalies, in addition to practice and video analysis and scouting.
Mahoney-Wilson also served as a director at Stop It Goaltending, an organization that offers summer programs, private lessons and consulting services for developing goaltenders of all ages.
"I would like to thank coach Riley and (assistant) coach (Eric) Lang for presenting me with this amazing opportunity," Mahoney-Wilson said at the time of his hiring. "It will be an honor everyday to step foot on the grounds of West Point and to witness the development of America's heroes. I'm looking forward to the privilege of working with three goaltenders, all of whom will push each other each day to bring Army hockey back to the top of the Atlantic Hockey Association."
Mahoney-Wilson lettered four years at Lake Superior State, helping the Lakers to four Central College Hockey Association (CCHA) Tournament appearances. He currently lists fifth on the program's career saves list with 2,355 stops, eighth for career goals-against average (2.94) and 10th in career wins (26). His 936 saves in the 2009-10 season land eighth in single-season history.
A native of West Roxbury, Mass., Mahoney-Wilson earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication. Prior to attending Lake Superior State, he was drafted in the ninth round of the 2004 National Hockey League Entry Draft by the San Jose Sharks.